The miniature bottles lend themselves to many uses after being altered. Of course you can just do a collection for display purposes only, but I think their size makes them perfect for jewelry.
Halloween Necklace or Garland
I covered the bottles with images from some of the new PID Halloween sheets. I made a loop from some jewelry wire and inserted it into the cork with a dab of glue, then attached each bottle to a length of ribbon, adding some additional Halloween ribbons.
If you don’t see yourself actually wearing this piece, it also makes a great garland to decorate your place for Halloween. Here are some close-ups of the bottles:
This one has a fastener on the top and is meant to be a charm. Add it to a favorite bracelet or necklace:
After decorating the outside, I filled the bottle with some orange glitter, and glued the purple button (with fastener already attached) to the cork.
Steampunk is a popular style these days, and any bottle can be transformed into this look by adding a few bits of the right hardware. The bottle containing watch parts is the focal point of this steampunk-inspired bracelet I made:
The charms are covered with papers from PID sheet #783.
I have one more altered bottle to show you.....maybe not technically Halloween or Steampunk related, but somehow, Alice’s adventures rival most Halloween stories, don’t you think? Besides, bottles played a big part in some of her scarier escapades.