Friday, October 19, 2012

Adventures in Pinterest: Another Alcoholic Gift

In continuing my theme of heavy drinkers giving heavy drinkers drinking gifts (see what I gave BF Fashionista for her birthday HERE), I thought I'd share a recent birthday gift for the one and only Cute Apartment: the Glittered Patron Bottle:


This is such a quick and easy project, with a super fun result!

All you need is:


Also needed and not pictured: a sealant, I used a FolkArt brand paint-on varnish; foam brush; cheap paintbrush (about an inch thick worked perfect for me); E-6000 Adhesive
Quick and painless steps to glittered happiness:
1. Clean your bottle 'o booze with a damp cloth, and remove the weird green ribbon if you're using the Patron Silver like me (WTF is that thing for anyways?).
2. Going in sections (I did maybe 6 sections total for the entire bottle), paint on a medium coat of Mod Podge.
3. After each coat of Mod, liberally sprinkle glitter over bottle.  Best to do this over a shoe box lid or something of the sort to catch all the excess glitter - there will be a lot!
4. After each sprinkling, shake or tap side of bottle to remove excess glitter from the bottle.  Don't try and gingerly hand-sweep off the extra...learn from my mistakes.
5. Continue steps 2-4 until entire bottle is covered (or the portions you would like are, I chose to leave label showing, because let's be honest Patron is for ballers).
6. Using E-6000 Adhesive (this stuff is strong, best "glue" I've ever used!), put a small dot on the back of each rhinestone and apply in a border around label (or wherever you'd like - I thought it would be cute around the neck of the bottle as well).
7. After glitter/Mod Podge is dry to the touch (glitter doesn't move around when you rub gently), apply your varnish.  A thin coat is best, so you don't lose too much of the sparkle from the glitter!
8. Let dry at least 10 hours before you imbibe give to a friend.
My Pinterest inspiration:


Linking up with: The Vintage Apple, Something Swanky, Vintage Wanna Bee, Ginger Snap Crafts, Lil Luna, I {Heart} Nap Time, A Diamond in the Stuff, Live Laugh Rowe, 504 Main, Tatertots and Jello, Be Different Act Normal, Six Sisters' Stuff, C.R.A.F.T., Delightful Order, House of Hepworths, Positively Splendid, BEAUtiful Mess

11 comments:

Whitney @ I Wore Yoga Pants said...

This is gorgeous and Patron is most definitely for ballers.

Life With Lauren said...

I love this idea!

Julie said...

Cute idea!

jami lynn said...

This is a great idea! Will have to try this one in the future when giving liquor as a gift.

Holly said...

Those are awesome! I would love one of those as a gift!

JanM ♥ said...

This is so cool! Much better that the Absolut bottles! I'm a new follower from the GFC blog hop :)

xo,
janmloves.blogspot.com
I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested. :)

Ashley said...

So cool and something to perk up a gift. :)

Stopping by and following from the hop!

www.ashley-mommyaworkinprogress.blogspot.com

Ashley Barnhill said...

This is SO cute!!! :)

Stephanie said...

OK GET OUT! THis is THE cutest idea EVER!! Totally pinning your pics so I can remember to do these for my girlfriends!! THanks so much for linking up!! I am SO in love with this idea and now that I have a fresh bottle of Mod Podge...this pin is TOTALLY happening!! :)

J and A said...

This is soooo fun. Great gift idea!

Cynthia Roy said...

I did the same thing!! Yours may have turned out cuter than mine :) Check it out on my blog

http://budgetwinecountrybride.blogspot.com/

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