Saturday, August 14, 2010


Many people who enjoy a bit of nostalgia are choosing to collect, display or decorate by using true vintage bottles and tins. A vintage bottle or tin used as a vase with flowers in it is simply adorable. Those of us who may not have the time to go to an antique shop or flea market just to hunt for a few bottles or tins can still easily re-create the look. Turn a bit of trash into treasure by saving a glass olive oil bottle, vinegar bottle , mayo jar or tin with a lid that held nuts. Clean your bottle or tin and remove the old label before decorating. Print out a free vintage label from the internet. There are many sites that have free labels. Just put FREE VINTAGE LABELS into your search bar and you will find the sites. Make sure the ink is dry after printing and then adhere your label onto your bottle or tin by brushing the back with a thin layer of glue or Mod Podge. Next, seal your label by brushing the front with Mod Podge. You may stop here or you may decide to embellish your bottle or tin by adding ribbon, raffia or any bits and bobs like glitter, rhinestones or sequins. A glue gun works great for adding the bits and bobs. Also, if you don't happen to have a working printer to print out labels, another idea is to use an old piece of sheet music, or a page from an old, worn book as a label. It will still have that nice vintage appeal. Use the pictures as an inspiration and enjoy your vintage bottle or tin.