Monday 15 April 2019

Vintage Herb Bottles - Craft Consortium

Hi everyone. Today for my Design Team post at CraftConsortium I have been creating once again with the beautiful collection called The Herbarium. I absolutely adore this collection and it is fast becoming a firm favourite to create with for me.

My project today is an up cycling one. I have been keeping a hold of my large empty vitamin bottles for sometime now knowing that one day I would find a use for them and when I saw the Herb Labels in the paper pad I knew they were perfect for it.

I chose which designs of papers I wanted to layer together around my bottles. I distressed and inked the edges adding in some die cut layers for extra detail and glued them together. Whilst they were still damp with the glue I shaped around my bottles to form a curve in the paper. This makes it far easier to then wrap around the bottle once dry in a curved shape. I gave my bottles a light sand with my sanding block where the papers were going so it would give my papers a firmer grip. I attached them with a mix of Scortape and Cosmic Shimmer Glue holding in place for a couple of minutes.

My tops were painted with Black Paint and the indentations were highlighted with Gilding Wax for an aged look.

Finishing my bottles with some Twine and the gorgeous brass charms.

My base was made using a Chipboard Sheet and was measured to fit my 3 bottles in. I glued this all in place to form my tray/box and added some Washi Tape around the joins to reinforce it. This part was then left to dry overnight. Once dry I painted black and added all my distressed and inked layers of paper onto my box. 

Finishing with some brass feet which I added a touch of Gilding Wax to, which then complimented my lids and charms to bring the design all together.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, your visits are always appreciated and I’d love if you left a comment if you have time.

Please do check out The Herbarium Collection at Craft Consortium and have a look at all there other fabulous products. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram for regular inspiration and giveaways.

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Crafty Hugs, 
Julie x


  1. Beautiful creation Julie !
    Hugs Doris

  2. Wow, stunning make Julie, this is gorgeous xx

  3. Oooh! What an absolutely stunning project -beautiful and useful seem to be your forte! Hugs, Chrisx


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Julie x


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