I hunted for and collected these heart shaped bottles all year, saving them up just for this Valentine project. All of these were bought at different places and times, but this is a very common find. I think they might even sell these bottles at craft stores.
Just a quick reminder of what I did last year. These bottles were from some imported sparkling cider; so you really don’t HAVE to have heart shaped bottles. It was just something I decided was worth searching for throughout the year.
The top of this one is covered with a doily (I frequently find little ‘starters’ like this stuffed into the spools of crochet thread that I buy) Then I wrapped it with a rubber band to hold it securely in place, the I made a ‘neck band’ out of a strip of the tea stained paper. The key is the finishing touch. Crowns and keys can be added to almost anything!
The brown bottle with the badly chipped lip needed to be covered with something more than cheesecloth or a lace doily. I made a topper out of tea stained paper. Glued it on, added a paper neck band then some string.
For the paper covered tops: tear (or cut!) a circle of paper big enough to cover the top of your bottle AND extend down the sides as far as you’ll need it to go. for these bottles, I just had the paper go to the edge of the lip. Scrunch and form you paper into place around the lid. Remove paper and apply glue to the entire rim of the jar and around the lip and anywhere the paper will go. Place your formed paper cap onto the glue and hand mold into place.
These last two are spice jars that just happened to be in with my box of heart shaped jars and I felt compelled to use them up! Not particularly fond of how they turned out. I think I was getting a bit burned out on this project by the time I got to this point! Oh well! I priced them really cheap, and if they don’t sell I can always donate them!
Cherub dessert pedestal with love potion bottle on top!