Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Copper Patina Pill Bottles

I hate throwing away medication bottles. Every time that I do, I think about how I should find a use for them.
I finally removed the labels from a few and decided I could use Dixie Belle's Patina Collection to make them pretty enough to use as bud vases.

I first gave the bottles a coat of Dixie Belle Paint, which works like a primer for the patina paint. The paint color didn't matter because it was going to be covered by the patina paint. 
Then I gave the bottles a coat of Copper Patina Paint and let it dry. 
Once dry, I gave the bottles a second coat of the copper paint. While the paint was still wet, I sprayed the bottles with the Green Patina Spray.

 The metal particles in the patina paint will begin to react with the patina spray immediately. 
I used E6000 glue to adhere jute around the rim of the bottles.

 They're the perfect size for small flowers.
 And, they look much better here than in the landfill!

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  1. Adorable! I hate wasting plastics that our dump no longer recycles. I've never used patina paint, but I've done a faux copper finish with copper, turquoise, lime, and black wash acrylics; you way looks easier!

  2. How cute are these little pill bottles! Such a great idea for repurposing them.

  3. I love this, I don't like throwing them away either.

  4. These look fabulous! I never would have thought you could paint those plastic bottles -- genius. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  5. These look incredible! I just love the patina and saving them from the landfill. Featuring when my party opens tonight!

  6. You clever thing! I think they are darling!! Love what the spray did.

  7. Those are so cool. They look like Autumn. I love the color contrast between the turquoise bottles and the Fall looking flowers. You did a fantastic job on these.



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