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Flowers in Oil - Decorative Bottles

Flowers in Oil - Decorative Bottles
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August 2002

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These projects are for your personal use only and may not be republished or copied.


Materials Needed:
  • Bottles with cork tops. (Any color or shape)
  • Mineral Oil (You can get a bottle of unscented or scented mineral oil or just a bottle of baby oil.)
  • A mixture of artificial flowers, dried flowers, potpourri, pine cones in a variety of textures and coordinating colors.
  • Pliers or scissors.
  • A white candle.

Assemble the decorative bottles:

  1. Prepare an assortment of artificial or dried flowers, twigs, potpourri, pine cones, etc.... by cutting them to the desired size for the bottle you are using. (Keep in mind that very small and fine dried flowers might just float to the top of the oil. If you want to use fine dried flowers, it is best to leave them on their stems and cut the stems to fit inside the Bottle and floralsbottle. This can help keep them from floating around.)
  2. Set the bottle cork aside and lay your floral assortment into the bottle the way you want it to look. (It may be necessary to further adjust some of the flowers so that they are facing outward. To do this, use a long wire stem or a wire coat hanger and move the flower(s) around inside the bottle to the desired position.)
  3. When you like what you have in the bottle, you are ready to add the mineral oil.
  4. Gentle pour the mineral oil into the bottle to about 1/2" from the top.
  5. Put the cork back onto the bottle opening.
  6. If you want to use the bottle as a decoration or give it as a gift, it is a good idea to seal the cork onto the bottle slightly to help keep it from spilling. To do this, light a white candle and let a little wax melt. Drip hot wax around the cork where the cork and glass meet. Let it dry and harden.


Done!
They look really nice on a window with the sun shining in through them!

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