Monday, March 25, 2013

Pinque Peacock ~ Altered Mini Milk Bottle

Good Morning,

Today for my Pinque Peacock posting I have gone far out of my comfort zone.  I am generally a card maker and I will dabble in a little bit of scrapbooking. However, lately I have been challenging myself to crawl out of my box and expand my horizons.  I have done just that with today’s project.

I have created an altered Mini Milk bottle.  I have always had a passion for the old style jars and containers, however, until recently, I have not had the desire to alter them.   A friend gave me this mini milk bottle and I found it perfect for this occasion. We crafters are all hoarders in a way, would you agree. When  I first started this project, I thought, what can I do with the bottle once I am done?  But of course, this is a perfect and safe place to store all of my Pinque buttons.

Here is how I created my altered mini milk bottle:

I used special order colors for my layered flowers.  If you follow my blog, you will see that I am a pink person, so it was a no brainer that I do something with pink.  So I asked Jessica to make me some pink and lime green flowers.  Yep, pink and lime green snake print.  Aren’t they just the most wonderful colors together?

I layered the two flowers over the top of paper doilies that I cut into fourths, this helped take away from the bright shine of the wonderful milk bottle. For the top of my bottle I used one of the larger fabric covered buttons.  My intention was to use it as a pin cushion for my pinque angel stick pins, however, that did not work, so I will have to create something different for my pins.  I am however contemplating adding some roses to the top.  I am undecided if it looks unfinished or not.  Remember, this is all new to me.

Believe it or not, the process was all so very easy up until the time it came time to add the bow.  It is also no secret that I cannot make bows that look decent, and while I have had the bottle done for a few days now, the bow has shamed me into a last minute posting.  (I am so bad).  I have played with ribbon and procrastinated making my bow that I have made myself late for my posting.  This morning, after a gentle nudge for Rhonda, I thought, “It is now or never” and I simply wrapped the two colors of 3 Girls Jam ribbon around my fingers and tied them in a knot.  WOW, I think I might like my bow.  Will I ever be able to replicate that bow?   I then finished off my bow by adding two angel pins in a criss cross.

I now have the perfect place to safely hoard my pinque buttons.

Thanks for taking the time to view my altered milk bottle.  I would love to know what you think.

I have entered my mini milk bottle into the following challenge: Buttons and Bows



  1. That is such a cute idea! Love that your storing your buttons in there :)


  2. Gorgeous! I love these colors, And the bow and stick pins are perfect. Thank you for joining us this week at Whimsical Designs.

  3. Very pretty and the colors are awesome! Great bow and love the stick pins too!


  4. super going out of your comfort zone to create :)your altered bottle turned out pretty, awesome flowers.jessica is pretty darned nifty eh ;) thanks for sharing your project with us at wwc hope to see you again :)
    p.s. i made a pin holder out of a hairspray can cover some felt and batting. heres a link if your interested its no sew and very very easy :) you can view mine with that link but in the post it gives a link to the original poster :)

  5. Beautiful the composition...the layered gardern beauties...the pin...the crinkled it all...

  6. You did a FABULOUS job love the jar!


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