Thursday, January 1, 2015

Magical Tranformations - A Pop Bottle Recycle

Oh I am so excited to share my latest creation. As part of the Creative Challenge, I cut up, painted and glitterized an empty plastic pop bottle. I'm not sure what to call it. It isn't a trinket box because it isn't a box. But it is a magical transformation.

I think it turned out quite nicely. It`s so pretty. What princess room would be complete without it?

  • Empty soda pop bottle
  • Sharp blade
  • Scissors
  • Primer and paint
  • Glue gun
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Broken jewelry, odds and ends

  • I started by spray painting the bottle with a grey primer.
  • once the primer dried I cut the bottle in half with a knife.
  • Using the scissors, I trimmed each half down even more, removing the straight part.
  • Still using the scissors, I cut out the rounded edge of the bottle top. It wasn't as hard as I originally imagined it to be.
  • Paint the bottle top and bottom contrasting colours so that the scalloped edge is shows up easily.
  • Add glue glitter and sprinkle glitter and more glitter. And more glitter.
  • Trim the scalloped edge of the bottle top with sequins and jewel stickers.
  • Add glue with the glue gun to the lip of the bottle to disguise it and add more jewel stickers.
  • My daughter has a nice collection of odds and ends. She let me use the turquoise piece which you can see at the top of my bottle. It was from an old perfume bottle and it fit perfectly.
  • I topped it all off with a diamond shaped bead.
  • It looked a little naked so I searched through my daughters stash and found some broken jewelry. I wired a couple of pieces together and wrapped it around the top of the bottle.

My daughter, Christina and I had fun making these magical creations.

Christina made this awesome purple and black glittered bottle topped off with a golden crown and wrapped in ribbon.

Here's the two of them together.

My granddaughter has already claimed them and found a place to sit them on her beside table. 

This post has been featured at Bowdabra's Feature Friday as one of nine simple and easy hobby projects. Click HERE to see all nine.

Thank you so much Diane for featuring my project on your blog.

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  1. wow these are magical! love those pop bottles! so fun before the transformation and totally awesome after!

  2. WOW! I especially love the purple one. What girl wouldn't want these on her dresser?!?! Nice job, Darlene!

    1. Thank you. I'll let my daughter know you like the bottle she made.

    2. I had to feature these lovelies as a favorite, Darlene. ;)
      Love them!

  3. This is adorable -- my daughter wants one now! :)

  4. Love your fancy purple bottles! What a beautiful transformation!

  5. Now that's awesome. I can envision a Disney Princess owning one of those. I love the shape it's fantastic.

  6. It really is a magical transformation! What a lucky little girl your granddaughter is. :)

    1. Thanks Bonnie, my granddaughter is lucky and very grateful.

  7. This just proves why you should never throw out those weird little left over pieces!

  8. I LOVE whimsical stuff like this. Just beautiful! I've posted it on reddit and all my social networks plus Pinterest. Ü


    1. Thank you so much Nancy for sharing my project.

  9. These are beautiful and look like fun to make. I might have to try this with my 1 year old, she has the best collection of odds and bits.

    1. Thanks Natasha. And they are really fun to make.

  10. Cute! I love them!

  11. These are wonderful! What a great use for a usually thrown away item. I'd love it if you shared this at the Saturday Showcase at


    1. Thank you so much Crystal. I will be sure to stop by the Saturday Showcase.

  12. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

  13. Very cute! I pinned to my crafts pinterest board!

  14. These are so darling! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup and hope you join us again this weekend! Pinned to our linkup board.