A couple of ideas came up on my google search but not too many actual ideas and I really didn't see many tutorials on how to create something. So, finally, I decided to create a small vase/table top decoration. I really like how this came out and it is just perfect for spring time!
Here is what we will be making....
You Will Need:
• Empty nail polish bottle
....with nail polish remover,
....q-tips, cotton rounds, paper towels..
•Paint; I used acrylic.
....also, a paint brush, some water,
....and palette paper or a paper towel...
•Glitter of your choice.
•A faux flower
•A small funnel/paper funnel
Cleaning out the nail polish bottle.
This was pretty difficult. I started laying down a couple of paper towels with q-tips and
cotton rounds handy. I wouldn't just poor in the nail polish remover and dump down the drain.
I started by pouring a bit of nail polish remover in the bottle, closing it up and shaking.
I emptied a little onto a pile of cotton rounds (CAREFULLY) and paper towels to absorb
and repeated pouring more remover into the bottle.
Taking a q-tip, I started to scrap some left over nail polish out of the bottle
and just kept at this until it was empty and clean.
Then I took the labels off and washed the whole thing is water.
Now it is time to paint your nail polish bottle!
I used what I had; this acrylic paint called Opera Rose by Winsor & Newton Galeria.
I recommend laying down a paper palette to keep your work area clean.
(or a paper towel.)
Mixing some water with your paint, I find does work best.
I started with one coat and then sprinkled a little glitter on top of the bottle.
Wait for this to dry a bit before adding another coat.
I only added another coat to a couple of parts: The top opening
and the bottom half of the bottle.
That's only my preference but you do it the way you would like. :)
I added a little more glitter here and there and then using a paper funnel
and poured some glitter inside the bottle.
Use your discretion with how much you would like.
As soon as that part is finished...:
Just add a ribbon/bow of the color you wish...
..and stick your beautiful faux flower inside!
The flower that I bought did have a long stem
but just trimmed that down with a pair of clippers.
There you go!
Be creative with this and have fun!
products i used:
Opera Rose acrylic paint: $3.39 | Single Wooden Rose: $1.00 (Walgreens)