Cristin's Garden Clinker-Clanker!

Hello! In my neck of the woods the weather has really been warming up! This weekend I was even able to start a small garden. I decided that I also wanted to make something fun to hang outside that could clink and clang around in the garden.

I came across a wine bottle that was a gift from my husband's and my wedding. Then, I did a little bit of research online to figure out how to cut the bottom off of the bottle. First, I used a glass cutter and made a line all around the bottom of the bottle. Then, I lit a candle and took the flame to it. I alternated between candle flame and cold water until the bottom just fell off. Lastly, I sanded down the edges so that it wouldn’t be sharp.

Next, I gathered up a bunch of “stuff”… a plastic skeleton from Halloween, wooden thread spools, some old jewelry items and a vinyl record and I took them all outside and started painting!

I used Dina Wakley Heavy Body acrylic paint in turquoise and tangerine and also Art Alchemy acrylic paint in Wild Fuchsia and Emerald Green to paint over some of my embellishments. Once dry, I went over them with some Stickles glue because GLITTER!

I used a Sacred Geometry 2 stencil “Seed of Life” with DecoArt Media Mister and Stickles glue to add interest to the vinyl record. Then I went over it with a layer of DecoArt Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.

Once everything was dry, I assembled it all with hemp string and Voila! Your very own funky outdoor decor!

Lisa Cousineau
Lisa Cousineau


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