Cool Craft Ideas For Adults - Whiskey Bottles
Cool Craft Ideas for Adults - Whiskey Bottles
Arts and Crafts are not just for Kids anymore now that I have thought of some Cool Craft Ideas for Adults.
I quiet enjoy trying new Whiskeys and when I come across an interesting bottle or a rare brand I just hate to throw the bottle away. Until now I had been keeping these empty bottles and not really doing anything with them. So I thought to myself, what would be a way to turn these whiskey bottles into a Cool Craft Idea for Adults? The answer was to try three different attempts to turn Whiskey Bottles into simple, inexpensive works of art.
I have to qualify first, that I am pretty lazy, which shows just how easy it is to fire out these Whiskey Bottle Crafts. I made all three while having a glass of whiskey and watching an episode of Top Shot.
Whiskey Stones Bottle
Clean out one of your favorite whiskey bottles and fill it up with decorative stones. I bought these pebbles at the dollar store. I used a Gentleman Jack bottle which is a premium brand of Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey. Very smooth Whiskey and I would highly recommend it. I find the gentleman jack logo almost looks like and antique whiskey bottle and thought that stone, being simple and archaic might suit it well.
Cost: $2.26 for stones
The cost of the Whiskey doesn't factor into it because you were going to enjoy it anyway. If anything it encourages you to seek out new Whiskeys and unique bottle designs.
You could obviously go find some stones down at the beach, but I reiterate that I am lazy.
Whiskey Bottle Coin Piggy Bank
I started with a large collection of loose change that was just sitting around in a bag. If you don’t have a jar of spare change pop over to the bank and get some rolls of pennies or nickels. Make sure the Whiskey Bottle is dry so that the coins don’t tarnish. Fill the jar by dumping the rolls directly in, it really only takes a few minutes. For this Cool Craft Idea I used a bottle of 6 year old Russell’s Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye. I’m a big fan of rye and this was a tasty batch. I also loved the wooden cap and cork combo and just had to keep the bottle.
I picked this bottle up during a road trip down to Tennessee with a good friend so it has some sentimental value as well. The cool craft ideas for adults are letting me be a pack rat in a more aesthetic manor.
Cost: Noting really as the money will be there when I’m bored of the bottle, provided no one steals it. Unfortunately for me coins sitting in a jar have done better than all my other investments as of late.
Cool Art Projects - Whiskey Bottles
Cool Craft Ideas For Adults - Other Suggestions
Really there are dozens of options for fillers to put in the bottles. Some other suggestions are:
- Sand (plain, colored or layered)
- Colored liquids (Consider back lighting)
- Beer Bottle Caps
- Nuts and Bolts
Painted Whiskey Bottle
I chose a 12 Year Old Canadian Club for the painted bottle and a bottle of tropical blue acrylic paint from the dollar store. Make sure the bottle is clean and dry, no grease or anything that would prevent paint from sticking. Protect the outside of the bottle so that paint doesn't ruin it. Pour the whole bottle of pain inside and swish around until the whole bottle is saturated. Then pour the paint back into the original container. For me everything worked first try but you could do a second coat if need be.
Cost: Ten cents lost on deposit L. Plus $1.13 for paint.
Frankly this doesn't have to just be a Cool Craft Idea for Adults it could also be a birthday, housewarming or a father's / mother's day gift idea.
I appreciate that this is only one of many cool crafts to make, but it really is so simple, straight forward and inexpensive that I would put it near the top as starting point.
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