Cute Cork Character Bottles

Materials

  • Glass bottles, 3-1/4”x4-1/2”, four
  • Replacement corks with wooden tops, four
  • Wooden items: ball knobs, 1-1/2”, four; buttons, 3/4”, two; ring, 1-3/8”
  • Strawberry Dots paper
  • Ribbon (four coordinating colors)
  • Glamour Dust

Tools

  • White craft thread or embroidery floss
  • Acrylic paints: Americana: White Wash; Lamp Black; Bahama Blue; Citron Green; Petal Pink; Royal Fuchsia; Sapphire; Orange Twist; Hi-Lite Flesh; Sable Brown; Dk. Chocolate; Dazzling Metallics: Emperor’s Gold
  • White Taklon paintbrushes: Script, Series 589, #1; Shaders, Series 159, #4, #8
  • Black fine-tip permanent marker
  • Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue
  • Hole punch, 3/16”
  • Computer and printer

Directions

General

  • 1. Winter characters may be glued to cork stoppers without wooden tops.
  • 2. To paint dots, dip end of paintbrush handle in paint, then dab on project. Repeat for each dot. Use different sized handles for different-sized dots. To paint cheek dots, dip end of large brush handle in Petal Pink, then quickly sprinkle Glamour Dust on wet paint.

Penguin

  • 1. Use photo as guide and pencil to draw face outline on ball knob. Paint: inner face White Wash; outer face Lamp Black; triangle beak Orange Twist. Dot eyes Lamp Black and cheeks Petal Pink. Paint wooden top on stopper Citron Green. Paint diagonal lines on sides and going in both directions, with Royal Fuchsia.
  • 2. Glue ball knob to top of wood stopper. Place cork in bottle. Tie bow around stopper.
  • 3. Use computer to print or handwrite message on pink dot paper; trim into tag shape. Punch 3/16” hole in tag. Insert white thread through tag hole and ribbon bow; knot ends.

Snowman

  • 1. Paint ball knob White Wash. Dot nose Orange Twist, and eyes and mouth Lamp Black. Dot cheeks Petal Pink. Paint wooden top on stopper Sapphire and vertical lines on sides Bahama Blue.
  • 2. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 from Penguin instructions.

Angel

  • 1. Use photo as guide and pencil to draw outline of hair around face on ball knob. Paint: face Hi-Lite Flesh; hair Sable Brown; fine hair lines Dk. Chocolate. Dot eyes Lamp Black and cheeks Petal Pink. Draw mouth line, connecting cheek dots with marker. For halo, paint wooden ring Emperor’s Gold. Paint top of stopper Bahama Blue and crosses around side of wooden top White Wash. Glue halo to head.
  • 2. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 from Penguin instructions.
by Mary Ayres
Cute Cork Character Bottles
Cute Cork Character Bottles