Miniature Wine Bottle Tutorial
How To Make Miniature Bottles For Your Dollhouse
This tutorial will show you how to make miniature bottles using "push pins" and polymer clay.
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Clear push pins
Clear nail polish
Microwave and microwave safe dish
Use wire cutters to remove the pin.
Tip; Use a lighter to carefully heat the metal pin and it will come out easily.
Use the wire cutters to cut off the smaller end of the
pushpin. The larger end will become the "bottle neck".
Discard the small piece and sand the top of the "bottle neck" if needed.
Step One Continued....
Your push pin should look like this with pin removed.
Step Two Continued....
Your push pin should look something like this one.
Mix your clay and roll out a thick snake about the size you want your bottle. I used red and translucent clay for my bottle. Use any color use choose, your "bottle neck" will reflect the color if using clear push pins.
Place the "bottle neck" on the clay and press down a little. Roll the clay some more with the "bottle neck" on, to achieve the look you want.
Step Four Continued....
For a wine bottle, taper the bottom of the bottle. Continue this step to achieve your bottle's shape.
Make a small cap from clay and place on top pressing gently. You can use a bead for the cap instead of clay; skip this step if using anything other than clay.
Place your bottle in a microwave safe bowl filled with very hot water.
Place bowl in microwave for about 30 seconds and then carefully check your bottle. It takes about a minute and a half in my microwave; the time will vary depending on how hot your water is to begin with and your microwave.
Bring the water to a boil, don't overcook and do not put bottle in the microwave without water, it will scorch.
Carefully remove from water and let cool. Don't worry if your bottle comes apart during cooking. Use a little tacky glue to hold pieces together. Add label and coat with clear nail polish.
Add label and coat with clear nail polish.
Find labels to print at the address below.
Use your imagination to create many different kinds of bottles. - Experiment with different sizes, shapes and colors.
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