Fleur de lis Towel Holder
BY: Rita Schwab
SKILL LEVEL: 3 (1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult)
TIME TO COMPLETE 1 day
→ PROJECT TIP
• Always, wear safety goggles when using glass-crafting tools. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses.
• To ensure top performance keep your bottle cutter blade oiled.
Generation Green (g2)
• One 7.50ML green bottle
• One cork
• Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint: black and King’s Gold (yellow)
• Metallic Gold
• Primer or white paint
• Paint brush
• Adhesive for buttons
• Wooden Plaque
• Picture Hanger
• Decorative trim
Read and carefully following the instructions contained within the Generation Green (g2) bottle cutter manual.
1. Cover the work area with craft or newspaper.
2. Measure 7” down from the top of the bottle and mark with a Sharpie™.
3. Using the bottle cutter, score and separate where indicated.
4. Smooth the rough edges as instructed in the bottle cutter manual.
5. Clean your bottle inside and out with a window cleaner or a mixture of 1 cup of water to 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Dry glass surface.
6. Insert cork back into the bottle and embellish the exposed end of the cork with buttons of your choice. Set aside for adhesive to dry.
7. If wooden plaque is exposed wood, prime it with white paint and allow to dry.
8. Paint the entire surface with black paint and allow for drying.
9. When dry, apply the picture hook to the back of the wooden plaque.
10. Prepare the epoxy following the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply epoxy to the entire cut rim of the bottle. Position the bottle in the bottom half of the wooden plaque. Let dry 24 hours before placing anything on the hook.
11. Paint or stamp a fleur de lis in King’s Gold yellow immediately above the bottle. Allow to dry. 12. The plaque shown has a beveled edge. Paint this edge with a metallic gold paint and allow drying. 13. Hot glue decorative trim around the bottom of the bottle to cover any stray epoxy