September 28th, 2009 in member junk     
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I had a small collection of old bottles I used for this project.  Simply wire the neck of the bottle around your masher.
You know me....I simply HAVE to add some jewelry and ribbon to everything!!!
Oh, and, of course, these bottles screamed rub-ons to me.

I loved the little bud vases that junkmarket member, Sue (chiccottagejunk), created using vintage potatoe mashers.  I had a little collection of mashers so wanted give this great project a try.  Check out Sue's original project at  Thanks Sue for the wonderful project...I love ALL your work!!

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Comments (18)

pofolksdecorator1 writes: Awesome glass decor! I found a huge stash of old bottles at the dump. Do you know what formula will clean them? I tried CLR, baking soda/vinegar, still cloudy. I ordered labels to make them into love potions, etc. adding vintage jewelry parts. What do you use to clean bottles? Annie Posted: 8:44 pm on May 5th
MichelleG22 writes: Janis, you are simply amazing! I love all of your creations. I just visited your blog site. It is absolutely wonderful!! I can't wait to find on old teapot so I can make a light for my daughters room! Thanks so much for sharing on JMS! Posted: 12:41 pm on October 9th
roadtriplouise writes: I like the combination of old bottles and potato masher. Simple but made a great look! Posted: 7:31 pm on October 1st
BraytonHomestead writes: great idea to cradle the old bottle in a masher, accented beautifully by the flowers, nice! Thanks for the welcome greeting..

Karen Posted: 5:35 pm on September 30th
junkermidge writes: Janis, these turned out beautifully! Love the bling you added. And so nice that you gave props to my junking buddy Sue.
Midge Posted: 9:03 am on September 30th
chiccottagejunk writes: Janis - yours turned out sweet! I love the tres chic additions of verbiage on your bottles. Are those rub-ons? Thanks for the shout out - I appreciate it.
Sue Posted: 7:26 pm on September 29th
georgiamoon writes: I think you could make anything look beautiful. your embellishments are always just right, in perfect harmony with whatever it is you are doing. Another great idea and post, Georgia Posted: 11:26 am on September 29th
alicemom writes: Oh Janis,
That is so precious, darling and really you!!!
Smiles, alice Posted: 11:45 pm on September 28th
chippingcharm writes: Lovely, always! Laurel Posted: 8:10 pm on September 28th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Everyone else took the words out of my mouth! Wonderful! Posted: 4:40 pm on September 28th
RustyDiva writes: Beautimus, fantabulous, supercalifragilistic exspialidocious! Can't believe I even attempted those words. LOL ~ You know I love all that you do my friend! These are beautiful and of couse inspiring. Thank you!

Kenda Posted: 12:14 pm on September 28th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Gorgeous! I love seeing how we all inspire one another. Love what you did, Janis, and I will definitely check out Sue's stuff from chiccottagejunk as well!

Candy Posted: 11:52 am on September 28th
JunkArchitect writes:
Janis, what a beautiful project you’ve created. The bottles and mashers were meant for each other.

Posted: 11:36 am on September 28th
CottageElements writes: Girlfriend, you always seem to make something plain look "wow". Well you've definitely done it again. You go, Janis! Keep up the good work!

Lani Posted: 11:19 am on September 28th
monakent writes: Beauti-mus!!! I always enjoy when you post. I know I can expect top-notch pieces, and you have yet to let me down. gailmarie Posted: 10:27 am on September 28th
MimiToria writes: I love how you've chosen to use a larger bottle with your masher and the size of it is perfect. With the addition of the bling, the transfers and flowers, you've got another winner on your hands. Wow, who would of thought a potato masher could become such an elegant object.
Gretchen Posted: 10:15 am on September 28th
suewhitney writes: Beautiful post, Janis. I love your approach to cottage decor. Clean and crisp with a dash of sweet. You do it up right, girlfriend!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:58 am on September 28th
shabbychick writes: Janis - I LOVE THESE! A great way to make the bottles a little sturdier and add a bit more "vintage" to the look.

And of are the queen of jewels & ribbon!! And you wear your crown so well!! :)

Will have to check out chiccottagejunk - thanks!

Kathy Posted: 9:28 am on September 28th
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