Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Recycled Nescafe Jar

Have I already mentioned that Pinterest is addicting? Man, it seriously is! I find myself pinterest-ing every.single.night. Once the little one starts to do her little snores, I'd take my mobile and put myself under the blanket and start browsing through the bazillion ideas one can find in the sweet addicting world of Pinterest.  Yes, it could be possible that I am losing sleep because of too much Pinterest-ing.

Anyhoo... as I was browsing and pinning, I found this work of a really artsy man named Eric Barclay.  One of his works is this:

Isn't this too adorable??? I tell you, the guy is full of creativity and talent!

And since this is about recycling (I've been very gung-ho about recycling but just couldn't find time) and by a very, very good chance, I have one empty Nescafe bottle lying around the house, I said I must try this! 


And here is the result of my wannabee-artist work.  I know, it's far (like oceans afar!) from Eric's work but hey, the colors I used are all I have at the time AND I swear, my hand wouldn't just stop from trembling while I was trying to paint the bottle.  I don't really know what I was so nervous about.  And that crackled effect near the whites... and what's going on with the white?  Looks like I used a liquid paper.  I tell you I did not.  I used a super old white paint marker... but I guess it's already super old, that's why.
 
 
But I am still happy with the outcome.  My striped cat turned out cute in its own unique style, yes?  Maybe I'd get better on the next ones.  Maybe I should also get nicer colors to use, yeah? I still have to think of what to store in it.  For now,  it holds small knick-knacks in the kitchen.  But it should find a better purpose.  Maybe nuts? Or Sugar perhaps?  What would you use a bottle like this for?
 
 

35 comments:

  1. Konting polishing na lang naman at perfect na din yan! Hehe.. Parang masaya siya lagyan ng sweets like jelly beans :)

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    1. oo nga! jellybeans will be nice. kaya lang sayang naman ang beauty ng jellybeans kasi nde makikita no? hehe

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  2. addict na rin ko sa pinterest. hehe! cute naman sis ha.

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    1. eh diba nakakaloka hehe. tapos parang lahat gusto mo gawin!

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  3. You're on the roll, sister!
    Glad you are able to find time to blog :) Sana magtuloy tuloy na yan. Your blog is definitely one of those I miss reading :)
    Take care always! Kisses to Tala.

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    1. Thanks sis! you're so sweet! I really want to make this more regular... kaya lang for now it's still a struggle... so we'll see, we'll see. miss ko na rin magbasa ng mga blogs nyo eh.

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  4. Cute! I was addicted to Pinterest too. It's such a cool site noh? Kaya lang, not a fan of it's terms and conditions that re-pinning a copyrighted work can still get you in trouble. That's one of the reasons why I stopped posting and re-pinning e. I look at the pics na lang. =)

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    1. I didn't know about that policy on re-pinning a copyrighted work :-O kind of absurd and defeats the purpose of this whole repinning thing, no? hay naku, yan ang napapala ng hindi nagbabasa ng terms and conditions.

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  5. VERY cute!!! I may have to try this out... but with a different container since I don't use this brand or container. I'm sure it will work with another shape container, right?! VERY cute, I tell ya! You did a great job! what's to be nervous about??? ;)

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    1. It definitely will work for a different shape of container! Maybe even a different anima... an owl perhaps? or a fat rabbit? or ribbit? haha!

      I don't know what's to be nervous about! I guess I was too excited to see how it would turn out :-D

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  6. This is so cute sis! Buti nga ikaw marunong mag-paint, if I do the same project I'm pretty sure the cat wouldn't look like a cat, hahaha...

    You are are really good at crafts and recycling, which is one of my favorite hobbies kaya natutuwa ako sayo. I am addicted to Pinterest too. I even wish I could inside Pinterest 'cause everything about it is beautiful.

    What's your username? I should add you!

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    1. Hello, pinterest buddy! :-D YOU are the one crafty and fashion-sensible oh ha! ;-)

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  7. I used to do this when I was in high school (summer boredom haha). If you want straighter lines, you can cover parts of the jar with masking tape. You can cut them in half (horizontally) if you want thinner lines. Once you've made stripes, paint the uncovered parts. Remove the thin masking tape and you'll have straighter lines! :)

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    1. Yeah, I could have thought about using a masking tape but I'm such an eager-beaver to finish this kaya basta paint na lang :-D

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    2. really great idea from the both of you!

      my helper had been asking me for days now if she can throw away the empty bottles we have here... i told her to hold it off for awhile... and now this!!!!

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  8. awww supercute! The link is not working. non existent daw yung blog ni Eric Barclay.

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    1. Anney! I fixed the link... eh mejo na excite ako sa name ni Eric Barclay... I wrote ericbarclays instead of ericbarclay lang hahaha.

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  9. galing naman. sayang, di kasi ako masyado inom coffe kaya la ko ganyang glass. Maybe I can try other glasses, like wine bottles:)although di rin ako imiinon ng wine, but my hubby. hi hi

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    1. haha you can also do something similar to the wine bottles! You can turn them into vases or decorative bottles :)

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  10. nice....may pakinabang din...di pala dapat tinatapon pag wala ng laman..

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  11. galing naman... hang cute... okay na okay ang arts ^^

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    1. can definitely improve still :) thanks for the visit!

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  12. ohh it's very cute. I never thought of doing this

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    1. I'd never thought of doing this either... but Pinterest is so powerful ;-)

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  13. Oh my gosh this is just adorable! You're so creative!

    You have a very nice blog here :) I just followed you on GFC :) Hope you can drop by my blog and maybe get a follow back? :) Thank you and looking forward to more posts from you!

    www.MusingsofaMakeupMaven.com

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    1. I'll be returning the love soon! :) thanks for visiting!

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  14. marami akong empty nescafe glass here sis hehe baka gusto moko gawan?

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  15. This is really adorable! I also love recycling and reusing. :) Another great idea (I think this might be in my book, but I'm not sure) is to use a baby food jar (or larger jar if you like) and fill it to the top with salt and then drip a few drops of food coloring around the edges and use a blunt knife or skewer to poke down and then up...you will create amazing designs. Put a piece of aluminum foil on top and then screw down the lid. This makes the most beautiful paperweight for a desk or a great windowsill or shelf decorative piece. Kids will love to make these for Christmas presents for relatives. :)

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    1. Oh, that is a very nice idea too, Vivian. I gotta try that another time. I do have tons of mason jars here small and big so, I definitely have something to try this out :-D

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  16. I think it's charming, cracks and all!!! If you have a cat, it would be purrfect for cat food! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  17. I love this!This is so creative! Ako din addicted to Pinterest. Sometimes I stop myself from visiting the page because there is soooo many things that i want to do especially now that Christmas is coming!

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  18. Hi sis, you're so creative! And I love this post!I haven't visited Pinterest yet, baka ma-glued nanaman ako sa monitor if I visit it! LOL

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