Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Glass Bottle Picture Frames


I love all of the fun pictures I've seen floating around on Pinterest lately of glass bottle frames.
{here and here}

This is such a fun, simple, and free project with so many great possibilities.

I used empty Frappuccino bottles, coffee beans, and photographs.


I printed all of the pictures out onto a piece of white printer paper from Word. I used rounded edges for the photos, and made them all about the same size: 4 inches tall by 2 and a quarter wide.

{A shortcut for getting the right-sized pictures: Instead of measuring the bottles, open the Word document containing your pictures. Set the zoom to 100%. Now the size on the screen is the exact size that will print. Hold up the bottles in front of the screen, adjusting the size of the pictures until they look right.}


Add coffee beans (or rocks, marbles, buttons, scraps of fabric, shredded paper...) to the bottoms of the bottles. Then slip in each picture carefully. The pictures will slightly bend but should straighten out once they are inside of the bottles.






I also added some felt roses to the tops.



19 comments:

  1. Super cute! And it reminds me of that segment on Sesame Street with the guy on a cup: Teeny Little Super Guy. Do they still have him?

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  2. What a great idea! And how fun to be able to look at those whenever you pass by! Just lovely, really.

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  3. These are so lovely! I'd love for you to link this up with my blog recreation party! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/09/recreate-into-something-new-6.html

    Hope to see you at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  4. These are so lovely! I'd love for you to link this up with my blog recreation party! http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/09/recreate-into-something-new-6.html

    Hope to see you at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  5. This is a really fun idea! Thanks for sharing
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

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  6. These are cute !! I have seen these all over Pinterest too and have been wanting to try it. I like the shape of those bottles so I guess I'll be treating myself real soon.

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  7. Very cute idea! Stop over for a visit sometime...

    Cara
    http://homespunkitchen.blogspot.com/

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  8. What a great idea! Thank u for sharing.

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  9. This is a cute idea. I like how you are able to change out the photos easily.

    Hope you can stop by It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

    Erika

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  10. Thanks for responding to my invite!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/

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  11. what a fun idea. thank you again so much for linking up to my party Show and Share! hope to see you again this week!

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  12. What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/glass-bottle-picture-frames/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  13. I've done this with mason jars at our house... I love it! Come by and link it up!

    http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/09/creative-me-monday_18.html?utm_source=BP_recent

    Jenny

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  14. This is a very sweet idea. I like how it looks... Might give it a try!
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  15. Now that's an awesome idea! It's mostly the creative stuff that can catch everyone's attention. When you look at 'em, they make you go "These are so cuuute!" or something.

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  16. I am so glad you shared this @ Show & Share! You know from my previous comment that I really love this project! Such a great way to display pictures!

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  17. I have printed my picture on a piece of black and white printer from Word documents. I use photos, rounded edges, and presented on the same size.

    picture framing

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