Just For Fun Challenge – recycling

Over at Just For Fun this weeks theme, still carrying on with recycling, is “from the sewing box or the bedroom”. This week is a bit special as the lovely Hazel is guest designer.  Click on the links to see all the fabulous creations.

I hunted through the bedroom.  I found a couple of bits of furniture that could do with a make over.  Or should I say, I would like to give them a make over but bits and pieces were hard to find.  Eventually I found a perfume bottle.  It had some perfume in but it must be 18 years old! So that went down the plug hole and this is what I made with the empty bottle.


The reverse shows the colour better


I covered the bottle in some cream coloured ceramic paint and when it was touch dry I rubbed some shimmer powder stuff into it.   The paint will scratch off with a sharp knife but the powder is fixed.  I think it would have been better to have baked it.  I will experiment on another one.  I found a mamlok scrap which I glued to the front.  I cut up a wine bottle cork to fit the hole.

I am going to fill this with some beads and give it to a crafty friend as a stocking filling.

This is what I started with

Off to catch up with everyone else.

Best Wishes Florence

38 thoughts

  1. This is great Florence. I have loads of perfume bottles standing around collecting dust, this would be a great idea to turn them into some presents! Thanks for the inspiration! Valerie


    1. Hi Lucy. I cut the metal off with a small pair of craft pliers. I just had to losen the metal at the bottom first and ease it away from the glass. There was also a small plastic washer that just pulled off. Thank you Lucy for calling back in.
      Regards Florence x


  2. Oh this is just what I was thinking of Florence 🙂 what a perfect little stocking filler
    Thank you for sharing this week with us at JFF
    Von xxx


    1. Hi Von. Hope all is well. Apologies, I should have mentioned in my post you had suggested quite a few items that could be altered in your own post. I am pleased you like the bottle. Always great to hear from you. Thank you for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence xxx


  3. I am desperate to start these challenges… I just need to get going. Your lovely bottle renovation is perfect inspiration! x


    1. Hi. Oooo yes. Try and join in. It is so much fun. The ladies running the challenge and the ladies who enter every week are so lovely and really welcoming. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words.
      Regards Florence x


  4. Simply gorgeous the shimmer you get with the mica powder is beautiful. Someone is going to be thrilled when they receive this, thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe


    1. Hi Cecilia. Lol! No I left his belongings in tact for this! You have given me an idea though! Always great to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
      Regards Florence x


  5. Florence this is so creative of you! Only you could take the ordinary random household item and make it totally spectacular! I Love This! The photo with the pearls in it is so perfect. You did a fantastic job on the challenge. No shock there…. you always do a fantastic job! 🙂
    Have a great week!
    Lisa 🙂


    1. Hi Lisa. Hope all is well. Thank you for calling in and for such a lovely comment. Always great to hear from. Loving all the christmas cards you are posting at the moment.
      Regards Florence x


  6. Hiya, your blog is gorgeous, I love all of your projects, this little bottle looks fab and is such a clever idea, as I couldnt find a follow button other than by email I have added your site to my links so that I can follow you that way
    Lindsay xx


    1. Lindsay! Hi! Great to hear from you. WP keep changing everything. There is now a big black follow button at the bottom of the screens. I am so technically challenged it is hard to keep up with the changes! lol! Thank you for calling in and for your very kind words.
      Regards Florence xx


  7. What a gorgeous altered bottle, the colours are beautiful, I love it.
    Thank you for saying I’m lovely – you mustn’t have looked at my photo’. lol
    xxx Hazel.


    1. Hi Hazel. It is a very nice photo of you. Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments. They are very much appreciated.
      Regards Florence x


    1. T! Hi! Nice to see you back in blog land. Hope you had a good trip and all is well. Thank you for calling in and for your lovely comments. Not sure about the Queen of recycling though! lol!
      Florence xx



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