Tissue Decoupaged Recycled Wine Bottle Lanterns

DIY Decoupaged Recycled Wine Bottle Lanterns

Hanging lanterns in the trees goes a long way towards setting a lovely scene.  With some tissue paper squares and a few wine bottles, you are on your way to  create beautiful, eco-friendly lighting to add ambiance to your outdoor space or party.

 MATERIALS

Decoupage Lanterns Supplies

 -Clear wine bottles

-Bottle Cutting Supplies (See How to Cut Wine Bottles)

-Tissue squares in a variety of colors

-Glass drilling supplies with 1/8 inch diamond hole bit

-metal chain

-jewelry pliers

 -Mod Podge

 -Foam brush or flat paint brush

 DIRECTIONS

 

1.  Clean bottle and remove any labels.

 2.  Cut bottles to 4-5 inch height and sand any rough edges (See How to Cut Wine Bottles).

3.  Drill 2 holes about 1/8 inch from the top on opposite sides of the bottle (For how to drill in glass, See DIY Mason Jar Chimes).

4.  Clean the cut bottles with alcohol or glass cleaner (I put on gloves at this point to avoid fingerprinting the glass).

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5.  Paint a strip of Mod Podge down the side of the glass and add a tissue squares.  Overlap them as desired for different effects.

6.  Paint layer of Mod Podge over each strip as you finish, smoothing out wrinkles in the paper with your paint brush as you go.  Don’t over do it as the paper is easily torn.

7.  Once entire glass is covered, go over it with another layer of Mod Podge.  You can use the outdoor formula if you are leaving the lanterns outside long term.

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8.  Add chain by opening link the end link with pliers, inserting it into the hole near the top of the glass and closing it back with the pliers.  Insert the other end of chain in hole on the opposite side.

For more inspiration, visit our 50+ Glass Bottle Crafts:

Rainbow Recycled Wine Bottle Chandelier

Make a rainbow chandelier from recycled wine bottles @savedbyloves Hi there, recycled wine bottle decor lovers!  Today I am sharing a project that will add color to and illuminate any space.  Get your rainbow on with this wine bottle chandelier or match it to your style. You can make this light to go with your home decor using your favorite Mod Podge Sheer color, or use as many as you can get your hands on, like I did.  The project involves cutting wine bottles, which is easier than you may think, so let's get started!

SUPPLIES:

 

Wine bottles cut to the size you want (I have showed you how to cut them HERE:  How to Cut Wine Bottles)

Mod Podge Sheer Colors

Mod Podge Sheer Colors

Wax paper or non stick craft mat

Craft Knife

Pendant light kits (I used these 12' Hanging Lantern Cords I found on Amazon)

TUTORIAL:

Coloring the cut wine bottles

Pour Tinted Mod Podge

Squeeze a generous amount of Mod Podge Sheer Colors into the cut end of your bottle.

Upcycle Home Decor Wine Bottle Crafts

Twirl Bottle to disperse color all over the inside of the bottle.

DIY Wine Bottle Crafts

If you are having a hard time getting it to flow, you can tap the bottle against your wrist as shown.

Let the excess Mod Podge drip into back into the product bottle to save as much as possible for your next project!

I placed my bottles on my kitchen table, on a non stick craft sheet, with the ceiling fan on.  Place them with the mouth down so they dry faster.  This will be an overnight process.

Wiring the lights

How to make a pendant lamp

For this project I used a standard E27 base pendant light kit available at almost any Walmart or big DIY store.  The one I used actually had an in-line switch between the plug and the socket base.  I didn’t have a need for the switch or the plug since I was going to be direct wiring it to an existing switched circuit.

Step 1

Wine Bottle Pendant Lamp tutorial

I cut the wire using wire cutters at the socket side of the switch.  I left about 2 ft. of wire to the socket base but you should test and see what distance looks best in your application.

Step 2

DIY Lights from wine bottles by saved by love creations

Run the cut end up through bottle and out the neck of each of the six colored bottle shades.  The sockets will fit snuggly up in the taper of the neck of the shade.

Step 3

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Bare the ends of each of the wires using your wire cutters to peel away the plastic coating (there will be 12 wires, hot and a neutral for each lamp or 18 if the kit is wired for a ground).

Step 4

I chose a room that already had a simple ceiling light on a wall switch. This made it easy to take down and I just used the existing junction box and cover plate from the old light.

Step 5

With wall switch OFF ( throw the service breaker for extra safety) take down the old ceiling light and find the white(neutral), black(hot), and green (ground) wires.  Pull them down out of the box and make sure you have enough room to go back with the new wire bundle you’re going to create.

Step 6

DIY Rainbow Chandelier

Combine all the neutral wires from the lamp kits together into one pigtail. DO the same for the hot and the ground if present. Use some electrical tape to help hold them all together while you get ready to connect them to the junction box.

Step 7

Using an appropriately sized wire nut, connect the white pigtail of the lamp kit to the white (neutral) wire from the ceiling. DO the same with the Black (hot) and ground( green, if present).

Step 8

Carefully push the wires up into the junction box and allow the weight of the lamps to be carried by the bundled lamp cords over the junction box support bar.

Step 9

Slide the fixture cover you used from the old light up into place to cover everything.

DIY upcycled lighting tutorial

Step 10

DIY upcycled lighting

Flip the breaker and the switch on. Put bulbs in the lamps. Let there be light !!!

***Extra tip: Use Mod Podge Rocks Adhesive Stencils and Glitter Spouncers to add your favorite pattern for added sparkly goodness, like I did with this Upcycled Bottle Lamp:

Not up for electrical wiring?  Use your colored bottles to create Upcycled Rainbow Lanterns:

DIY Butcher’s Chart Cow Vintage Kitchen Art With Free Graphic

[pinit]DIY Kitchen Art Tutorial With Free Printable Butcher Cow Art @savedbyloves[pinit]

Vintage kitchen art in the form of the butcher's beef chart is tops in the design world these days.  That is why I was thrilled to score a cookbook from 1898 with the perfect image for such a piece!  I scanned it in, cleaned it up in Photoshop and enlarged it to fit a 28 in x 14 in piece of art scored from a garage sale.  This tutorial shows you how to transfer a large image to a chalky finish surface, and provides the butcher beef chart cow art for you to download for use in your own projects!

SUPPLIES:

Vintage Butcher's Beef Chart Image  (Click link for image download page)

Image transfer kitchen cow art

Paint brush

Chalky Finish Paint by DecoArt in Whisper

Image Transfer Medium

Clear Wax DecoArt

Laser Printer and Photoshop or other editing software

Painter's Tape

Spray bottle with water or cup of water

Image Transfer Cow Butcher Art

TUTORIAL:

Image Transfer Vintage Cow Butcher Art

Prepare the surface for the image transfer by painting with Chalky Finish in your choice of color.  I used Whisper.  It took 3 light coats with 15 minutes of drying in between to cover the image on the garage sale art.

While that is drying, prepare your image.  I resized mine in Photoshop to fit the 28x14 inch recipient surface.

 Make sure you reverse the image before printing it so the numbers won't be backwards in the transfer!

If you are making art larger than your printer will print, you will need to print it in sections and tape it together like I showed you in the video found here:

DIY Rustic Sign Tutorial Using DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint

How to Make Vintage Wall Art

Print the sections, align them and tape together on the back with painter's tape.

Chalky Finish Home Decor Project Vintage Kitchen Art

Large Art Image Transfer Tutorial

Paint the surface with a thin layer of Americana Image Transfer Medium, and paint the ink side of the image to be transferred with the medium too.  For more detail on using this product, see my Vintage Image Transfer Coaster Tutorial shared at Printable Decor.

How to do an image transfer

Spray water on the back of the printed image and let soak for 3-5 minutes.

Rub paper backing away with your finger tips (there are detailed pictures of this in the graphic coaster tutorial linked above).

Seal the piece with clear wax and you are all set!

DIY Kitchen Cow Art Tutorial With Free Printable Butcher Cow Art @savedbyloves

Check out more cool ideas in our 50+ Image Transfer Projects

50 Plus Clothespin Crafts To Make

[pinit]Clothespin Crafts to Make Over 50 Great Tutorials @savedbyloves[pinit]

How have we gone this long without sharing a collection of clothespin crafts? It is a mystery.  Whether you have the one piece wooden peg, or the two piece wood or plastic version held together with a spring, you can use these simple laundry inventions to make some cool stuff.  From home decor, to jewelry, to toys and games for kids, we are all sure to find something we can enjoy in this gallery of things to make from clothespins.

clothespin craft for headphone storage

My personal favorite?  This headphone cord organizer found at Buzzfeed.  

Are you with me on this?

What are your favorite clothespin crafts?  Do you have one we missed?  If so, let us know!

ENJOY!!

DIY Ornaments Christmas in July

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DIY Christmas Ornaments with Mod Podge Sheer Colors @savedbyloves Christmas in July

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Hi everyone! It's Colleen, from Just Paint It. You know, every year, it's the same thing. I tell myself I'm going to do one Christmas project each month so when December comes, I'll be ahead of the game by eleven projects or so. Every year I fail and right after Halloween the craziness starts and before I know it, the holidays are over and I find myself saying, once again, 'next year will be different'.

If you're like me, you'll enjoy this project. Especially if you like giving handmade presents for the holidays. I love giving ornaments as gifts because it's something most people will actually use. With this tutorial, you can make a few or more and start checking names off your list before school starts!

So let's get started!

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You'll need some clear ornaments. These are plastic but glass will work too.

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You'll also need something to 'tint' the inside of the ornaments. I used Mod Podge Sheer Colors in aqua and green. It comes in a variety of colors.

You can also tint plain Mod Podge with food coloring and make your own colors.

You just pour the Sheer Color in, swirl it around a bit and turn the ornament upside on a plastic cup or something similar for the excess to drain into.

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Now, I won't lie to you, it takes a long time for this stuff to dry. I even thought I'd done something wrong but no, it just takes a while. I finally took a hair dryer, blew on both the inside and the outside of the ornament. Be careful though. Plastic can soften and glass can get hot!

A friend of mine suggested placing them into a bowl of rice overnight. Apparently the rice will absorb the moisture. Now I wish I'd paid attention in Science class.

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Once the color has dried, take a cotton ball moistened with rubbing alcohol and clean the outside to remove any oil from handling them.

If there are any drips around the ornament's opening, a utility knife will easily remove them. Then put the ornament hanger will fit easily.

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You'll want some place to set the ornaments while you're painting them. A few split peas or beans in a bowl or the box they came in works great.

Of course, if you use rice to dry the inside then you're all set.

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To decorate the outside of the ornaments, I used Martha Stewart's Multi-Surface Craft paint in Silver. Since it's multi-surface, it'll work fine on glass or plastic. But the other reason I love it is because they make these fine tip tops that screw right on to the paint bottle. Instant puffy paint or paint writer!

I used silver to match the ornament hanger but gold would be lovely too.

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Like with anything, you'll want to practice a bit - even though all we're doing is basically dots. You still want to get a feel for the flow of the paint thru the tip.

It only requires minimal pressure on the bottle to get the paint to flow. If you have to squeeze it, get a straight pin or needle and remove the clog. Otherwise you'll wind up with a spurt of paint when and where you don't want it. Trust me on that.

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There's no right or wrong way to do this. I just start making dots, then I decide if I want to connect them with a line or not.

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This is where having a place to set the round ornaments comes in really handy. Although I prefer holding them in my hand while I'm dotting them.

The silver will dry pretty quickly - nothing like the Sheer Colors. The paint will 'cure' after 28 days.

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That's all there is too it!

DIY-Xmas-Ornaments

Now you have two less presents to buy. Unless you keep them for yourself.

I won't tell. I promise.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today! I hope you’ll come visit me at Just Paint It soon. You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram. And of course, I’d love for you to drop by my Etsy and Zazzle stores.

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DIY Image Transfer Recycled Glass Bottles

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Image Transfer Recycled Glass Bottle Tutorial @savedbyloves

[pinit] Bring a touch of vintage chic into your décor with this chalk finish image transfer technique. This project works particularly well on bottles with texture, as you can sand after painting to remove the paint from raised areas for a chippy, old world feel.  Head to The Graphics Fairy for  thousands of free images to transfer to your bottles with this simple tissue paper transfer  technique I am sharing today!

How to Upcycle Wine Bottles

MATERIALS:

-Textured glass liquor bottles -Chalk paint in several colors -Printer (inkjet or laserjet is fine) -White Tissue Paper -Decopauge medium -Medium Grit Sandpaper -Flat paint brush -Wax brush or lint free cloth -Rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner and towel -Clear wax or other sealer -Images for transfer (I got all the images used in this post from www.graphicsfairy.com) -masking tape -cardstock or photo paper

DIRECTIONS:


Image Transfer Bottles 1
1. Remove any labels from the bottles and clean the glass with hot soapy water or use Krylon Spray Adhesive Remover.  This stuff works great!

Paint on chalky finish 2. Paint on chalk paint layer. This can be cross hatched and messy since we are going for a distressed look. Do several layers in different colors if you want different the sanding in a later step to reveal base colors. It is also fine to just do one layer. Image Transfer Bottles 5 3. Prepare image transfer by using masking tape to adhere tissue paper to a piece of cardstock or photo paper sized for your printer and image. Image Transfer Bottles 6 4. Print images, making sure you have sized them to fit your bottles. How to transfer image to glass 5. Cut out image and apply a thin layer of decoupage medium to the back of it with your flat brush or sponge brush. Be careful not to rip the tissue. If the medium is too thick, you may need to thin it with a small amount of water. Image Transfer Bottles 7 6. Apply a thin layer of decoupage medium to the painted bottle and carefully place your image, ink side up. Smooth out any wrinkles with your fingers and apply a thin layer of the medium over the top of the image. Sand to distress 7. Once the decoupage medium is dry, lightly sand distress the texture areas of the bottle until you are happy with the degree of distressing. Apply wax with wax brush 8. Wipe away the sanding debris with a lint free cloth and seal entire bottle with clear wax using your wax brush. Another option is to seal the piece with the decoupage medium. I prefer clear wax with chalk paint. I love the unique shine it brings, and the fact that you can buff it to a shine when it dulls.

EXTRA TIPS

○ Use antiquing wax after clear wax to create more of an aged look. This project would be great with photos of family made to look aged in photo editing software, like I showed you in the “Photo in a Bottle” project.

For more inspiration, visit our 50+ Wine Bottle Upcycle Projects and 50+ Image Transfer Techniques!

Chalk Paint Map Decoupaged Table Revamp

[pinit]Furniture Flip Chalk Paint Table Old Map Decor @savedbyloves[pinit]

Today I am sharing another furniture flip! We will be taking a retro 50's side table to a chalk painted, old map bearing, stylish addition to the master bedroom.  A little decoupaging and glitter blast add a special touch.  Let's do it!

SUPPLIES:

Table Before Furniture Revamp

Old table

Mod Podge Satin Finish

Decoupage Map Paper from Martha Stewart or actual old maps

Foam Paint Brush

Pen or pencil

 Scissors

Chalky Finish Paint in desired color

Americana Clear Creme Wax

Krylon Gold Glitter Blast

Krylon Glitter Blast Clear Sealer

TUTORIAL:

Americana Chalky Finish Paint Projects

I lightly painted 2 coats of Americana Chalky Finish in Timeless, allowing 20 minutes to dry between each coat.

How to Decoupage Furniture

I removed the doors/hardware and outlined them onto my decoupage paper, then cut out the paper to size.

Decoupage a Table With Mod Podge and Map Paper

How to Decoupage a Table

Next I added a layer of Mod Podge to the door surface with a foam brush.

Decoupage Table Tutorial

I smoothed wrinkles out from the center with the palm of my hands.  A brayer would work too.  Then I added a uniform layer of Mod Podge to the top of the map paper to seal everything.

Krylon Glitter Blast

I sprayed the pulls on the door, and the shoes on the table legs with Krylon Gold Glitter Blast.

DIY Old Map Table

I applied a coat of Americana Decor Creme Wax in clear to the whole piece and replaced the glittery hardware once everything dried.

DIY Map Craft

I love our new side table.  Just the perfect colors and style for our decor.

I hope you are inspired to get chalky and decoupagey!

50+ Ways to Upcycle CDs and Vinyl Records

[pinit]50 Plus Best DIY Upcycle Vinyl Records and CD projects to make @savedbyloves[pinit]

Since most of us no longer listen to CDs or records, our planet is left with a ton of these seemingly useless items. Today I am sharing with you 50+ upcycle projects that solve this dilemma using some outside of the box creativity. You will think twice before considering old records and CDs to be useless!

DIY Tissue Paper Scripture Chalky Finish Wall Art

[pinit]DIY Chalk Paint Reclaimed Wood Scripture Art @savedbyloves[pinit]

On a recent trip to Michaels, I found Hazel and Ruby tissue paper that just had to come home with me.  It is big, comes in super cool prints and is perfect for decoupage projects.  I used it to make this scripture word art on reclaimed wood, with a stencil mask technique.  Today I will show you how to create your very own.  You can use the text provided in a downloadable file below, or bring your own verse to the game.  Let's do this, want to?!

SUPPLIES:

Decoupage Home Decor

Hazel & Ruby Tissue Paper

Mod Podge

Paint Brush

Wood Surface

Chalky Finish Paint (I used color "Relic")

Vinyl Sheets and Cricut or Adhesive Word Stencils

TUTORIAL:

Tissue Paper Decoupage Wall Art DIY

Apply a generous layer of Mod Podge to your wood surface.  I am using the back of the art I showed you several years ago here:

DIY Cheap Wall Art Faux Oil Painting

It was time to change this art to fit my new decor!

http://savedbylovecreations.com/2011/03/bird-faux-oil-painting-frugal-wall-art.html

Apply the tissue, smoothing out wrinkles with the palm of your hand.  This tissue didn't really wrinkle, so that was pretty awesome! Apply another layer of Mod Podge to seal the tissue and cut or tear the excess paper from the edges.  I actually cut mine to fit the board before applying, so there wasn't excess.  Either way is fine.  The edges don't have to be perfect since you are painting over them in a future step!

Phillipians Bold

I used the jpg file to cut the text out of adhesive vinyl using my cricut and Sure Cuts Alot.  You are free to use this file as well.  Just right click the thumbnail to pull up the full resolution version and save to your computer.

DIY wall Decor

I applied the stencil to the tissue paper after letting the Mod Podge cure overnight.  I used Cricut transfer tape to transfer the vinyl words.  You can do this by hand, but the transfer tape makes the process way easier, faster and neater.

DIY Wood Sign

Next I painted over the entire surface with Chalky Finish Paint in "Relic".

Cricut Home Decor Project Tutorial

I used tweezers to remove the letters before the paint dried completely.

DIY Scripture Sign

I sealed the piece with Clear Creme Wax to finish.

DIY Budget Friendly Wall Art

I am super happy with how it turned out!!

If you like this project, be sure to check out 50+ Scripture Art DIY Tutorials:

DIY Rustic Home Decor Wooden Cake Stand

wooden-cake-stand-tutorialThe look of wood in the home is something I enjoy having in my home. Especially since I live in an apartment it’s hard to do any change physically to the apartment but adding wood accents help make it homier. I’ve seen wooden cake / cupcake stand in magazines and I just needed to give it a try myself. I decided to go to my favorite place Home Depot and pick up a couple of things to make my rustic cupcake stands. wooden-slice I first got the wooden slice of wood from my local craft store. They always have different size woods at the craft store and I always like visiting time to time to find that once piece that is bigger than the rest. wood-cupcake-stand-sealer (1) I used sealer to make sure the wood will not dry out or get molding if food or water get on it. Also the sealer will darkened the wood just a little which I really liked.  I used the sealer all around wood slice. wooden-stand-leg I got a wooden leg from home depot and sealed it too. They have different varieties but do keep in mind to have something that will keep it balanced. cupcake-wooden-stand I attached the wooden leg with wood glue and let it set over night. And now you have your ever own rustic cake stand for you home. I used my cake stand to show off my mother’s day flowers which my little man got for me, he does have good taste.   Stay Crafty!