Did you know that frosted glass also qualifies as transparent as it allows sunlight to penetrate in the same way as clear glass does? It’s just that the frosted finish of these types of bottles makes them look a little different from their clear counterparts. If you’re not too keen on using these frosted glass bottles for any commercial purposes, but would like to use them around your home instead, follow the tips listed below and add your personal touch to turn them into something more special than they already are. Check out these suggestions to discover how!
Decorating with Frosted Glass Bottles
Frosted glass bottles are a great way to decorate your home, especially with the bottles you happen to have in your home already. You might have a few bottles around the house that are just not being used, and are just collecting dust or taking up space. If you have some bottles you would like to be seen and used, but they just don’t look quite right, maybe you’re interested in decorating with frosted glass bottles. Frosted glass bottles are also a great way to decorate for the holidays, such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have bottles laying around, you can easily purchase some online and decorate them with different colors or themes that fit the holiday. For example, you can use a frosted glass bottle to decorate with a red and green colour scheme on Christmas, or use a red and pink colour scheme for Valentine’s Day.
Go for a monochromatic look
The first trick to decorating with frosted glass bottles is to go for a monochromatic look. This means that all of your bottles are in the same colour and shade. This allows the bottles to look like they are a set and belong together. Even if you have a variety of different bottles, if they are all the same colour, they will look like a set. To decorate your home with bottles that are all the same colour, you can buy bottles in the colour you want, or you can repurpose bottles you already have. If you have bottles that are not being used for anything, repurpose them for this project by cleaning the bottles and allowing them to dry before decorating them.
Add some flowers
If you want to add flowers to your bottles, you have to choose blooms that are frost-tender. This means that they will die if they get too cold and you should keep them inside during the winter months. Some examples include African violets, alstroemeria, orchids, and chrysanthemums. African violets are perfect to put in a bottle because they require little light, but they also appreciate humidity. Alstroemeria, on the other hand, are great for indoors because they require indirect light. Finally, orchids appreciate natural light, but they also require humidity, so you should spritz them with water daily.
Try out stencil art
Stencil art is a great way to decorate your bottles. You can either buy premade stencils, or make your own. You can find stencils at most craft stores. If you want to make your own, you can use materials such as cardboard, paper, or even old books. After you have your stencil, paint your bottles with a paint that is the same colour as your stencil. Place the stencil on the bottle and let the paint dry. After the paint is dry, remove the stencil. You can leave the end result as is, or you can seal the paint with a top coat to help prevent it from chipping.
Sculpt with resin
For this decorating trick, you will need to buy some resin. You can find resin at most craft stores or online. You can even find different scents, such as vanilla or coconut, which can change the smell of your home. To use resin to decorate your bottles, follow these steps. First, clean the bottle thoroughly and let it dry. Then, pour the resin into the bottle one-third of the way. Place the items you would like to use to decorate the bottle, such as small seashells, glitter, or small starfish, and pour the rest of the resin on top. After the resin has hardened, you can either leave the items in the bottle or take them out.
Use LED lights
For this trick, you will need to buy LED lights, which you can find at most department stores. First, clean the bottle thoroughly and let it dry. If the bottle has a cork stopper, you can use it as a plug for the bottle or you can replace the cork with a lid. Next, place the LED lights in the bottle. You can choose to spread the lights throughout the bottle, or you can group them all together in one area. Place the lid on the bottle and you have a great DIY project. Alternatively, if you have an old bottle where the stopper has been removed, you can replace the cork with the LED lights and add a decorative touch to the bottle.
If you are not using your bottles, you may want to try these ideas to repurpose them. If you have more bottles than you can use, you can even use these ideas to give them as gifts to friends and family. Frosted glass bottles are a great way to decorate for the holidays, or any other occasion, such as a birthday. For example, use a red and pink colour scheme for Valentine’s Day, or red and green for Christmas.