Saturday, 16 March 2013

Mini Bottle Of Leprechaun Gold

Mini Bottle of Leprechaun Gold:

What you'll need:


  • 1 tiny bottle with cork and eye hook (here's my SOURCE)
I used the 1ml bottles and purchased a 6-pack for $8 (incl. shipping) 
  • Gold Flake (just a pinch)
(I purchased a .1 oz. bag of ArtMinds Gold Flake from Michael's for around $6 with a coupon.  You could probably make 100 bottles from a single bag.)
  • Distilled Water (for suspending the gold)
  • An eyedropper
  • A small paintbrush, skewer, or toothpick
  • Waterproof glue (I used Gorilla Super Glue)
  • A silver jump ring
  • Jewelry pliers
  • A chain/necklace
  • Leprechaun Gold labels (free printable HERE)
  • Mod Podge  (I used the outdoor formula)
   


How to do it:

Step 1:  Use a small paintbrush, toothpick or skewer to push a small amount of gold flake into the bottle.  I found it easiest to twist the tip of the paintbrush into the gold flakes (as if you were twirling spaghetti on a fork), then pushing it inside the bottle.  Do not pack the gold leaf too tightly.  Save room for water.
















 Step 2:  Using eye-dropper, fill the bottle with distilled water, then push in cork firmly.















Step 3:  Screw eye-hook into the center of the top of the cork.

















Step 4:  Put a small amount of glue (non water-soluble) around the rim of the bottle (where glass and cork meet).  

Step 5:  Print and cut out a label (inside the black lines).  Brush a thin coat of Mod Podge on the reverse side.  Attach to bottle, then cover with a thin coat of Mod Podge on top of the label to seal.  Wipe off any excess that exceeds the borders of the label.











Step 6:  When glues have dried (approx. 5 minutes), attach the jump ring to the eye hook.


 Step 7:  Thread your chain through the jump ring and you're done.


Enjoy!


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