Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Vintage Style Boudoir Bottles

Beatrice Euphemie Vintage Cottage Style

These easy to make bottles are a beautiful way to add a little vintage luxury to your Bath or Boudoir, and they also make lovely gifts.



Simply start collecting some interesting bottles that you would otherwise recycle. An easy way to remove the labels are to soak them in hot water with dish soap for about an hour. Sometimes you can just peel the label off. But for those stubborn labels and really sticky glue, use a copper scrubby and go to work. I find this works really well and even removes the stubborn glue.


A good source of beautiful vintage labels can be found here: www.chapelleltd.com. The book I am using is called 'Memories of a Lifetime' - 'Vintage Labels From a Lady's Dressing Room'.  This is copyright free and the images can be either downloaded from your computer via the CD included, or color copied from the book.

I used Matte Photo Paper for my copies. This gives you a sturdy paper for your labels and also copies the colors true. I like Matte because both sides of the paper are the same and you can't go wrong.

I then cut out the images, matching the size of the images with the bottles I have on hand.

A simple glue stick adheres them in place.


This is a good way to use up all those wine corks you've been saving! Craft stores also sell corks.

Beatrice Euphemie Vintage Cottage Style

Tie a ribbon around the neck of the bottle, cork it, and you are done! You can add charms, ribbon roses, keys, whatever you have on hand. I simply added pretty ribbon.


There are many label styles to choose from to decorate any type of bottle.

You can also use magazine photos, scrapbook paper and motifs, even newspaper illustrations. Always remember to color copy onto Matte Photo Paper for good results and to keep images and print on the reverse side from showing through.

Beatrice Euphemie Vintage Cottage Style

This is a fun way to use all those bottles that are too pretty to put in the recycle bin. You can personalize them to suit your decor or a lucky gift recipient's taste.

Small bottles can be filled with cologne or floral water. Larger bottles can hold bath oil.

Or they can be used as lovely vases for a special bloom.

Beatrice Euphemie Vintage Cottage Style

I hope this inspires you to make your own Vintage Syle Boudior Bottles.

Have fun!


3 comments:

  1. They're wonderful! I'll have to check out the book you mentioned. Thanks for sharing such a neat idea!

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  2. Is there no end to your creativity!? Thanks for another wonderful idea. <3

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  3. Thank you, Dianne and Stacy Lyn! xx

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