First off, let me just say how much I'm loving Link Parties! :) Seriously, not just to feature my own projects, but to get ideas, recipes, and projects for new things! Isn't sharing great?
Last week, I linked up my Bread in a Can Tutorial to my newest obsession, Project Queen, (yup, new obsession added to the list over there ---->) and she loved it so much I'm going to be featured on her blog tonight! Go check it out (yes, I'm pretty excited about it---so once you're done reading this tutorial, go check her page. For real.) This is my second project to be featured (remember, my jewelry holder was featured at the Sasse Life) and it's pretty great :) What a fab way to start my week, especially since I'm not feeling so hot today. I think whatever bug has been going around the preschool kids and teachers has finally hit me. Boo.
That's not stopping me from uploading my latest project: Glass Bottle Monsters. I did this last week, but it was a very busy weekend and this is the first chance I've had to actually sit down and post it. So here it is!
How stinkin' cute are these guys?! Super easy too.
Get your stuff together first:
White primer spray paint (not pictured)
Light green paint
Dark green paint
Hot glue gun and glue stick (not pictured)
In the pic, you can see that I've already removed the labels from my bottles and primed them with white primer spray paint. This will make painting them a hundred times easier, I promise!
Once all three bottles have dried, I used a matte finishing spray sealant on Frankie and Jack to make sure the paint didn't get scratched off and to finish them up, and lightly sprayed the mummy with the white primer to give his burlap wrap a little bit of color.
Here's the wrap-up on cost:
Glass bottles: Free (well, I mean I paid for them at the store but I consider them free since they were trash)
Paint: Already had
Burlap: $1.00 for 1/4 yard at $3.99/yard
Total Cost: $1.00
WOW!! What a cheap, easy, and fun project!!
You could do this with any Halloween creature, too: black cat, witch, spider, anything! Get creative with it, and then let me know how your bottles turned out :)