Start with some small containers such as these mini wine bottles. I like using them because they are plastic, which means no shattered glass when Mom accidentally knocks them off the bathtub ledge and onto the tile floor. Recycled coffee drink bottles also work great. They are usally made of glass but are of relative size.
Thorougly wash and dry the bottles, using an adhesive remover to remove the leftover gunk once you have peeled off the labels. Remove the ring left by the metal top with a pair of jewelry pliers. Do this step carefully, wearing gloves.
To create the flower shapes, I die cut metal foil sheets. I doubled the sheets and cut at one time to create flowers that were a little thicker.
Pinata inks are extremely easy to work with and best of all, they dry really fast, so your project goes that much quicker!
I simply dropped a small amount of ink in the center of the flower and used a paintbrush to spread. I waited a couple of minutes and did the other side.
Its fun to work in different color combinations, there are plenty of Pinata ink colors to choose from.
To add an interesting aged effect, I painted the edges of each metal flower with black NeoPaque paint.
I also used the black paint to coat the tops of the bottles. You will need to use about two or three coats, letting each coat dry before adding another.
To create the labels for each bottle, I choose an interesting font and printed the labels onto ExtravOrganza. I used tiny glue dots to adhere them to the sides of the labels, after I frayed them for a natural look.
Use a funnel to fill with bath salts. To make your own, mix some epsom salts with a few drops of essential oils. For instance, I used Lavender ("Relax") Orange Blossom ("Recharge") and Sandlewood ("Cheer up"). Sometime I use a few drops of food coloring but find that it need to be cleaned from the tub right after a bath. Create your own conconctions and place them in these unique upcycled containers.
Live Life Creatively,