Monday, April 19, 2010

Ps 139 Tutorial

Supplies needed:

bottles- I have used 4" to 7".

Printed copies of Ps.139:17,18
(I love to use different fonts for these)

another background paper
(I have used music paper, stained paper towels,
coffee filters, or any other paper I can find.)

Glue- glue stick, tacky, mod podge, mat medium all work.
hot glue gun for lid

ink pad and brush for dry brushing edges.

old lace trim, buttons, tiny sea shells

(the paper used here are a coffee filter,
and some paper I found on a roll at a sale.
I crumpled it up and stained it.)

Tear paper with verse on it,
and tear paper for background a little larger.
Use your bottle size as a guide..

Dry brush both pieces of paper.

Adhere background paper, then scripture paper.
Wipe off around paper where glue has smeared around.

Fill jar with sand.
(do not forget this step.
It is hard to do with lid on) =)

Find a button or two for the 'lid'.
Buttons with shanks work best. No holes =)
Choose one that is at least as big as top of bottle.

I hot glue the larger one on, making sure
hot glue goes entirely around edge to seal sand in.
Then add a tiny sea shell, or smaller button on top of it.

Trim with old lace, ribbon etc.
I do not fancy mine up much.
I like the simplicity of them,
and want the word and message to be the main part of it.
(although I am thinking a little cheesecloth,
or some of my teabag roses might be nice).

Here are some I have done in the past:
(sorry, all sold)

Round bottles.
Hard to find.

Small bottle framed version.
(adapting when I cannot find the larger bottles)
I have another in the works.

Here are some finished.

Still trying to get over this back neck thing. UGH!!
Hopefully another tutorial coming soon.

"Pearls of Wisdom"
Little jars with Scripture inside.

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Thanks to all you wonderful ladies for hosting!!

Thanks for all your kind notes and prayers.

OH!! If you do any bottles using my tutorial,
please let me know so I can show them off here!! =)

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Judi said...

I LOVE these Barbara Jean ~ you make everything seem so simple to make and your results are always beautiful! Judi said...

They are beautiful and you are very sweet to share with us how to create them!
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing HOW to make these. I want to make one or more this summer with sand I asked my daughter to bring back from her trips to the ocean. I have some twine to use to wrap around the top like you did and lots of buttons to use. I hope you are healing and will be back to feeling much better soon. ♥♫

Anonymous said...

These are beautiful, love them! What a beautiful gift to make for someone, I will be making one as soon as I find a bottle.

Grannys Attic said...

Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to get mine in the mail! Hope your feeling better. Blessings, Vicky

Kaysi said...

Those are wonderful! I love the look of them

Unknown said...

L.O.V.E the vintage feel! Good job! Thanks for linking to Anything Related party!

Anonymous said...

So you're feeling better? I hope so -- I know how painful it can be.

Great tutorial.

The big question -- are you gonna forget about me this week (haha)?

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Great tutorial! I love these!!

Sharon said...

Thank you for the tutorial! The bottles are beautiful and would make a lovely gift!!! You are so sweet to share your talent with us!

Julie said...

Very special and very creative. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Oh...I love, love these..I've been saving some colored glass bottles that I think could be transformed but I love the clear ones.

I'm visiting for Three or More Tuesday..would love to have you drop by when you have a chance.

Have a wonderful day...

Stephanie ♥

PS: Are you the lady that asked me how I transformed my dress form chandelier? I've been racking my brain to remember who it was so I can answer them

Melissa said...

Oh these are so wonderful, I will definitely have to make one!! Thanks for the inspiration

Alaina said...

Thank you so much for sharing your ideas, I love that about you blog women I have met, so willing to share. I am going to follow so I can show you mine when I make them, I have been eying up some at a shop and now I know what to do with them. Happy White Wednesday, come and visit me.

Ann said...

These are all just gorgeous. Thank you so much for the tutorial. Happy Wednesday.

Faded Charm said...

These bottles turned out wonderful, Barbara. Great job!

Enjoy your week.


Anonymous said...

Barbara Jean, these are so lovely! I'm thinking "Mother's Day"...hmmm! I hope you feel back to your happy healthy self real soon, dear! Thank you for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest.

kate said...

thanks for the lesson , they are charming...

Sharon@keeninspirations said...

These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing how they are made. They would be a great gift!
I found you over at Get Your Craft on Thursday! I'm glad I've found you and will be back to visit!

Amelia said...

wow, these are fantastic!

Thanks for sharing.


iheartsunnydays said...

These are wonderful Barbara Jean! I love the little framed bottle.

Julie said...

Loved the entire post and bottles and treasures you have created. Especially that you used the Scripture. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful ideas. Enjoyed seeing all of this. Have a great day and thanks for the tutorial!!!!

beckaboots said...

These are really neat! I love the vintage look- and thanks for showing how you made them. Not very many people do that :)

Laura said...

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing!

I'm hosting "Saturday is Crafty Day" on April 24th and I'd love it if you stopped by!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Oh Barbara Jean~It's always a treat to have you visit me. I can see you've been busy with many projects.
These "words of Wisdom" bottles have such a charming vintage feel. I love that you not only taught the "how to's" but showed different ways to use this wonderful idea.
I look forward to seeing you again.

Sweet wishes,

Kristi Flanagan said...

Beautiful - I always love your creations Barbara! I can't wait to visit your shop the next time I'm visiting my sisters!

Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party!

Punkin Seed Productions

Unknown said...

These bottle are gorgeous and to think, I just passed by several in the antique store yesterday. Now I need to go back and get them. They are just beautiful!

EllensCreativePassage said...

Love it! Great idea and great job.

Laura said...

I'm so glad you stopped by today!

Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day @ along for the ride! Hope to see you back next week! said...

These are just lovely! I've posted a link. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great post and idea! I was thinking about you earlier today wondering how you were doing. Keep getting better! Jenn

Lisa B. said...

Love your embellished bottles! They are so pretty with a vintage feel.

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

I followed you over from the Life As Lori link party. I am now a follower of yours. I would really love it if you stopped by and visited me too. Be sure to enter the drawing if you do. Keep up the good work. Rory

Nikki said...

I seriously do not think I could love this anymore without internal combustion! Ps 139 is my favvvvvvv :) Found you at the all thingz related linky party. I'm starting a new link party tomorrow...I'd love to have you link this up :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Barbara Jean--these are wonderful--you could do so many meaningful variations with them, thanks for linking up!

Anonymous said...

Pretty jars :)

saffiertje said...

I adore this idea!!!! I think I will make my parents one with their wedding psalm on it... This is so awesome!!!!
Thanx for sharing. Also love your teabag tutorial!!! It's way to cute!!! In christ...


Agnes said...

So simple but so lovely.
So i made 2 of them, with old coffee filters.
I didnot have nice bottles, but i have a friendly neighbour who gave me 2.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across your blog... I see you've got more than a few comments on this post... but I had to toss in my two cents and say I like this idea a lot, and some of my sisters' in the Lord would love these!

Patty in Oz said...

Thank you very for the tutorial! You are awesome to share your ideas. I've been working on my bottle are project and I sure needed your inspiration.

God bless you my friend!!

Felix y Raquel said...

Es impresionantemente hermoso todo lo que haces !!!Qué Dios bendiga tus manos!!!!!
Un abrazo desde España, sabes que te admiro muchísimo


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOVELY! I love this verse so this caught my eye right away -- this is such a clever idea.

Thuis Thuis said...

Such a beautiful idea.
Those labels.
Thanks for sharing.
Heve a nice weekend.
Love Annette