An altered bottle...a tutorial. And a giveaway winner!


I recently fell hard for watercolours. And with that came the inevitable collection of paint brushes just for my watercolours. Of course that meant that they needed a "home".

I started with this juice bottle. I love that it's slim and compact and perfect for my brushes. :) I applied Liquitex matte medium to adhere the lace to the bottle. Then I used one half of a zipper to "cover up" the joint and decorate the circumference of the bottle.

I also added some pearls along the edges to make it a little prettier.:)

I ran a needle and thread through the other half of the zipper to create a gathered effect.

Then I used a hot glue gun to create a spiral bloom.

The zipper bloom was then adhered to the bottle.

I finished by adding a fun charm to the bloom. :)


A big thank you to those who took time to comment on my altered shoe for ColourArte. The winner of the $25 gift certificate to the ColourArte store is Reusing Cards and Quilling! Please send me an email so that we can get you set up for some shopping at the ColourArte store!

P/s: I'm signing off early this week because it's my country's 50th birthday and we have a 4 day weekend! Woohoo! Happy birthday Singapore! :)


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Lizzyc said...

Fantastic! Love what you have done with the zipper!

Suman Pandit said...

Love the zipper flower, you can always weave your magic with some lace and pearls Yvonne !!....congratulations Pooja !!

Lizzy Hill said...

Enjoy your long weekend. SOunds brill! Once more, I have to say - that zipper flower...fabulous. And I"m soooo glad Pooja won your prize. She will LOVE it!!!

Radhika said...

Amazing.. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is awesome! LOVING the zipper elements!! And YAY for 4 day weekend!!!! How FUN!!!!!!!

SD pooja said...

Yippee I won ! Thanks Yvonne :)
Loved the pairing of neutrals and the fun charm ;)

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, I love what you've done with the zippers!! They look amazing!! What a gorgeous bottle this is!! I love it!! Happy Birthday Singapore!! Enjoy the celebration :)

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Annette Allen said...

love how you decorated this bottle.. so fun

Karon said...

WOW - love this - what a fab repurpose and love that zipper!

Vasundhara Agarwal said...

love it, such a cool storage diy, love your endless collection of trinkets, I am sure it's worth a post of its own =P

Michelle said...


Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh!! I am in LOVE with this, Yvonne! This is my new top favorite of yours! Love the lace and pearl trim, and LOVE what you did with the zipper! That spiral rosette with the deer charm is just so funky and fun! I adore this! Uhhhhhhdore this!

Cindy deRosier said...

Very nice! I need to revamp my brush storage. This is a great idea. Hope you enjoyed your long weekend!

Linda Breedlove said...

What a fabulous project... LOVE this!!!!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so stunning, LOVE it!

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