Decorative bottles can add style, color and fun to any room. You can easily create decorations based around your personal taste and personality. Whether you want to put in the kitchen, living room, or bedroom, these decorative bottles are easy and fun to make.
Materials You Will Need
- Clear bottle(s) of any size or shape.
- Variety of colored sand (For other projects you may want to use different shaped pasta or dyed rice)
- Ribbon (optional)
Steps In Creating Your Decorative Bottles
Step 1 - Clean the bottle to ensure that it will display the sand without smudges. Let dry completely.
Step 2 - Decide which sand color you would like to put in first, second, third, etc. Have the sand ready to be poured as you may only have one hand free during the process.
Step 3 - Pour your first choice of sand into the bottle. Proper symmetry is important here as you want to create a unique design that is multi-layered. If you want a layer that is flat, then simply pour in the sand and lightly shake the bottle around to create an even layer. If you want a layer that is slanted, hold the bottle on an angle and fill, and then slightly move the bottle around to get your desired appearance. (Depending on the size of your bottle opening, you may want to use a funnel to ensure that you do not spill. Plus, it is just easier in many cases with a funnel.)
Step 4 - Your next layer should be ready to go (as per step 2), so start pouring it in. If you have made a slanted layer previously, then allow all of your desired sand to pour in and hold the other sand in place before you tip the bottle back vertically; otherwise, you will end up with specs of colors throughout.
Step 5 - Repeat step 4 until your bottle is full.
Step 6 - Seal the bottle and decorate with a ribbon around the neck of the bottle.