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December 7, 2016

Upcycling Delight by Jan Hunter

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Up-cycling an old bottle, a pop can, a stripe of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint and some twine makes for a quick bit of home decor for the foyer to light up a shelf. 

You'll need:
eBrush, Siphon Adaptor
Cut -n-Boss
Painters' tape
bottle (with or without a lid)
Dixie Belle Chalk paint (Mint Julep)
pop can, empty and clean
Tin snips
Star die
sequins (optional)
twine flower
glue dot
LED lights

Let's get the star out of the way first.  For the star, cut the pop can with the tin snips.  Lay out flat... using the Cut-n-boss and the sandwich for your star die, you'll cut a star for each bottle.  Set aside.  Be aware that the edges may be very sharp --
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Wrap the bottle with painters' tape leaving about 1 - 1 1/2 inches of the glass exposed.  Be sure burnish the edges of the tape to keep any bleeding to a minimum. 

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Get your eBrush and siphon ready.  I diluted the Dixie Belle Paint a bit (not quite a 1 to 1 ratio).  Spray the bottle and set aside to dry.  My photos didn't turn out for this step -- sorry.  

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Carefully, remove the painters' tape from the bottle. 
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Lightly spray the star if desired.  Let dry.  I chose to add some Ranger Ink Patina using a small cloth. 
Add a couple of sequins as desired to the star with some glue.  Add the star to the twine flower with a glue dot.

 Wrap some twine around the bottle on top of the painted strip. Attach the twine flower and star to the twine wrap. 

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Since my bottle didn't have a lid, using a glue dot, attach the end of the LED light thread to the bottom of the bottle.  The switch fits just inside the mouth of the bottle I'm using.  Turn it upside down so the mouth of the bottle is the bottom and the switch is inside the mouth of the bottle. .
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This was quick and easy.  You could also fill the jar with notes or goodies for a fun last minute holiday or any occasion gift!  

Have a crafty and creative week!  Be sure to stop by my blog for additional ideas using Craftwell products!

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