Monday, July 26, 2010

Slap On A Label And Call It Done!

IMG_6805_3655A few weeks ago, I found these bottles at Goodwill and I’d had them on my mental list to grab them whenever I might see them.  They had bath salts in them and I just dumped them out and washed them.

IMG_6447_3531I have one more I haven’t done up yet, but here’s what I’ve done so far.

IMG_6883_3681 I found the graphics/labels from The Graphics Fairy.  Many times Karen offers graphics that I don’t have a project for at the time, but I always save the ones that catch my eye because I know that at some point I will use them.  I printed the labels on brochure paper {which is what I use for things like this that will be glued or crafted with in some way}.  I also used a “wallet size” print option, which worked out perfectly for the bottles.

IMG_6882_3680I just attached the labels using Mod Podge {also did a coat over the top}.  I used seamed binding/ribbon and on one bottle I used a crown charm found in the jewelry making aisles at Michaels and the other is a button.

IMG_6880_3678 I had also found this jar with a seal at Goodwill and for this one I had saved the bee and crown graphic but added the text of “Gluten Free Cookies”.  Unlike the other labels that I had attached with Mod Podge, I just used shipping tape to attach this one to the outside of the jar, because I thought I might like to change this one on occasion.




IMG_6873_3676I was going to end this post with the news that I am now officially a Grandma, but I see my sister beat me to it.  I have been enjoying holding a little one again and am looking forward to spending some time with them next week.  Pictures to come, for sure!


Linking up to Brag Monday over at The Graphics Fairy.


Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick



Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Congratulations, Kathy! What's the little one's name?

Love the bottles! I have that crown!!!


Heather Henderson said...

the bottles are so cute, but...

Congrats!! She is so precious!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Gosh, I love this project Kathy! The label with the bee is so classic. Thanks for the link to the Graphics Fairy - I will definitely check them out! Have a great week!

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said...

Congratulations on the new arrival! She's precious. I love the labels, I'm going to have to "find" a project of my own now. Happy snuggling!

Ms. Bake-it said...

YIPPEE! Congratulations Kathy! What a sweetheart! I bet you are walking on cloud 9! I cannot wait to see more pictures! I was just talking to a colleague a few minutes ago and telling her how awesome it is to be a grandmother. I babysat last Friday and had so much fun.


Karena said...

Kathy, how wonderful, these bottle are completely transformed!!

Art by Karena

Jane said...

Congratulations Grandma! That beautiful baby is a great post for Brag Monday!!

Red Door Home said...

So excited for you. A new little one is always such a precious gift!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Ooooohhhh congrats Kathy! What a precious baby! You must be sooooo happy!

The bottles are gorgeous...I love this idea!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I am SO happy to hear the new arrival is here and that everyone is doing great!! Can't wait to see more photos!! Details woman Details!

These bottles are fab-o!!

Lou Cinda :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Congrats Kathy! You must be walking on air with excitment. I love what you did with the bottles! I am going to look for one of the crown charms next time I am in Michaels.
xo, Sherry

Leanne said...

Congrats on being a grandma. It's the best thing in the world. Adorable baby! The bottles look beautiful. I love the Graphiccs Fairy.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Congratulations on the little one. How precious. I know you are having a ball. Your bottles look fabulous. Great ideas. Hugs, Marty

Design Esquire said...

How wonderful! She's just precious.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Kathy--
Oh my goodness, the bottles are gorgeous!! But then, I saw the baby--congratulations!!! How beautiful and what a precious gift from God. This post is pure delight!
Hugs to you,

LuLu Kellogg said...

Congratulations Kathy!! She's lovely :)

I love the bottles!

Can't wait to see more photos of the wee one :)


Anita Diaz said...

Love what you did with the bottles!! And a big congratulations!!

PetraB said...

Big congratulations! I can tell you that it is wonderful to be a grandma ... I love it! And I love what you did with the bottles, the labesl look fabulous.

Carolee ~ ArtPodStudios said...

These bottles look Great! Love the labels, but the embellishments just give that finishing touch. The bottle with the buttons looks really good with the labels.
Congrats on being a new grandma, aren't they prescious....ENJOY!!

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

Woo Hoo Grandma! I am so happy for you. She is so beautiful! The bottles look great too! Have fun with the new baby. I am sure you will!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

The bottles are so cute!! Great idea and congratulations on the little one :) Adoreable!!

Edith Schmidt said...

Fantastic idea with these bottles. I am always finding some in the ground or in old junk shops. This is a great idea to do! And mes félicitations on the lovely Grand Baby she is just beautiful.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love those bottles but loving your granddaughter/my niece even more!


Mylise said...

Bravo pour ces très jolies étiquettes !

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Ohhhh, congratulations!! Love that sweet baby. Great job on the bottles. Love them.

Unknown said...

Those bottles are beautiful! Great idea!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Big Congratulations to you Grandma Kathy! She's a little doll.

I love your bottle too. You did such a nice job on them. Love those graphics and that little crown.


Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

I LOVE Graphics Fairy! What did we do without her?
BTW, I am using the box with birds on it that you made me for holding thank you notes in my eBay closet :)
Which I will blog about very soonly!
The bottles are divine, but your new little angel is HEAVENLY!!
CONGRATS, grandma :)
P.S. Thank you for your input about the lamp--I do have a little something for inside the lamp! Great idea!

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

Hi Kathy,
Wow, Congratulations!!! What a gorgeous grand baby you have! She looks like a little angel! Such exciting news, I'm so happy for you and your family.
I have to say, it was certainly worth the wait for the bottles, they are fabulous!! You really out did yourself this time. Gorgeous!!


Anonymous said...

Love the bottles, and the baby is adorable too!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Awww...that's great news! Congratulations!
Great job on the bottles! I love this idea!
Learn something new everyday...just caught on that you and Jeanine as sisters!!!

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

Congratulations on being an Official Grandma! There's nothing like it!!!
I love what you you did with the bottles! Is brochure paper just thicker or is it a different texture? Thanks for the tip on printing in wallet size...I didn't knowthat existed!
Thanks for sharing, now go pick that precious little one back up! :-)

Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

Love the bottles! What a great idea. I'm always picking up glass containers (usually vases) at our version of Goodwill - Value Village. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for bottles now too!

And a big congrats on becoming a Grandma! What an adorable little bundle. My first grandchild is expected late September and I couldn't be more excited. Enjoy!!!

The French Bear said...

Kathy, congratulations!!! How exciting! I love babies.....the grand babies are so precious! Is this the first? Oh my what fun you will have!!!
I really enjoyed the post on the bottles...I have some and I am not sure what to do, but now you have inspired me to try something, thanks!
Margaret B

Unknown said...

These are way cool!

Unknown said...

Seriously girl! You never cease to amaze me! These turned out great!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

I hadn't heard!! A big congrats Kathy...I think your in for some fun!! :)
the bottles are awesome, as usual you did a great job!

The Single Nester said...

Congratulations girl! Many happy and healthy years as a grandma! Great jars too!

Heathahlee said...

Those bottles are beautiful! But that baby, oh my goodness! Absolutely precious! Congratulations, Kathy!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love your jars, gorgeous! Love the graphics fairy she is the best :) Congrat's on being a grandma!!! You don't look nearly old enough :)

The color in the family room is inside passage by dunn edwards. I had it tinted 200%.
Have a great evening!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Congratulations Kathy!

Your bottles are so pretty and that's a really good idea to print out the graphics even if you don't plan on using them right away. I need to start doing that - thanks!


Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Kathy~ I love how you and I share the same creative wave length. The rose petals I stamp and give to friends are wrapped up in jars that are embellished too. The labels with the charms really completes the vintage style.

The Graphic Fairy is so generous to give us such great graphics.

Congratulations Grandma... how wonderful it must be!! Looks like I posted the headband caplets tut just in time.
I'm looking forward to seeing photos!!

Sweet wishes,

Angie said...

Love these beautiful bottles! I will be copying them. Precious baby - congrats!!!

Dena Pickle said...

Congratulations Kathy! As I have said many times, I can't wait for my turn at Grandmotherhood!!!
I love the bottles too very "french" and creative!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Kathy! What a beautiful baby! Also, what lovely and sophisticated bottles! Thank you for stopping by my "cute" organizational post. I love to be organized! Because of your background in design, definitely sort by color especially because you save your paper over long periods of time. I worked for too many years at the cutesy Gooseberry Patch not to craft "cute", but I know beautiful art when I see it! Lovely! Elizabeth

Karen said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks for visiting me. LOVE Miss SIssie!
ONce you start swapping - it'll become an addiction! FAIR WARNING :) (hehehe)
Love the bottles. LOVE the bottles!
Congratulations on becoming a Gramma!! I can't wait!!! But it's going to be a long time for me ;(
Have a great week!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

There is nothing sweeter than holding a baby and I can't even imagine how special it must be to have that baby be your grandchild. Congratulations! Janell

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Cute bottles. But most importantly, a big, huge congrats on the arrival of that sweet grandbaby, Kathy!!! Can't wait to see more pics of her. She looks just precious and perfect in the picture you have shared.

Again, congrats to your and your family!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Congrats on that sweet new grandbaby!!! I somehow missed this post! She is so pretty!!! I love your bottles thier gorgeous. hugs~~~ Daphne

Rebecca Nelson said...

Fabulous, Kathy! I love the bottles. Truly fabulous! do you keep the ModPodge from getting all over the bottle and not just the label!????


MJ Ornaments said...

Beautiful grandbaby and lovely bottles! Take care, Martha

Cindy Adkins said...

Hooray Kathy!!! Congrats on being featured on the Graphics Fairy!!!
I'm so excited!!! LOVE the bottles--perfect! And I'm smiling from ear to ear because I'm excited for you.

Donna said...

I love your bottles! The Graphics are just gorgeous, and embellished perfectly, too! congrats on your new grandbaby. You certainly don't look old enough to be a grandma!!

Debbie said...

I just saw that you were featured on the Graphics Fairy... WAHOO!!! You go girl!!! LOVE the bottles, but especially the added little touches with the ribbon and crown. Congratulations on the new addition. Being a grandma IS THE BEST!!!!! :-) Never been to your site before and can't wait to look around. I'm going to Follow you - hope you'll consider coming to visit me as well!

Room to Inspire said...

What a great project and congratulations! What an adorable baby!!

Chelsea said...

Great idea. Love how they turned out.

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