Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Altered Bottles

We’ve all seen those amazing styled shoots full of cute little glass bottles filled with wildflowers galore. Or the DIY weddings with a bride who has patiently collected old apothecary bottles and/or milk bottles for an amazing display of dahlias, roses, etc.

What about the flowers taking a back seat to the bottles?

In my daily perusal of my wonderful wedding and event blogger colleagues, I am noticing a trend toward making bottles the star of the decor show. A beautiful display of altered bottles is amazingly set off by such fillers as Baby’s Breath, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Wax Flower. How great is it that a seemingly plain bottle can be transformed with bits of heirloom lace, antique pictures of relatives, and assorted bits of family jewelry (especially lone earrings)? Here are a few altered bottles that I hope inspire you as much as it has inspired me.

Pink bottles: Noelle Garrett Designs http://www.flickr.com/photos/seasiderosegarden/galleries/72157625560252325#photo_4935940182
Gold bottle: Elvira’s Creations http://www.flickr.com/photos/42327154@N08/
Red heart: Braiden Stone: http://www.flickr.com/photos/braidenstone/3985302103/in/pool-1134505@N21/
Beach: Neelz Expressionz: http://neelzexpressionz.blogspot.com/2011/10/altered-bottle.html
Wish: Little Things: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ltthings/2399200580/in/photostream

Trend Altered Bottles

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