OK, kids, the artsy-craftsy portion of our program will now begin.
Inquiring minds want to know: You finally got a full bottle of that amazing fragrance that you love. You’ve worn the dickens out of it, decanted it and sampled it to share with friends, sprayed your sheets, etc., and now it’s all gone. The empty bottle is far too pretty to throw away, but somehow, it looks a bit – well — empty.
I finally got that Reem Acra number I was coveting, but it’s one of those that will need a lightly tinted amber or pale gold background inside to show the bottle design off to full effect. I’ve heard of collectors who will fill empty bottles with colored water or some other liquid. How does one go about doing this, does anyone know?
I’m thinking you need a very small pair of pliers (needle nose?) to gently get the sprayer off, but what then? And what to do once you get the liquid in — do you use the pliers or something else to crimp the top back on or try to seal it some other way? Sheesh, maybe you need an engineering degree to do this right, eh? This ought to be interesting because I am definitely NOT noted for being handy or crafty.
In my empty bottle explorations, I’ve seen photos of bottles that became flower or bud vases and even reed diffusers, and I’m sure you all have some other great ideas. At any rate, it’ll be nice to actually display something, rather than have it locked up tight in a dark, cool storage spot, yes?
Would love to hear your tips and suggestions, and also creative things you’ve done with your beloved empty bottle. Speaking of bottles, which ones are you currently coveting? I know I am drooling a bit over that gorgeous opalescent Amouage Fate Woman beauty. And that LE bottle of the latest Serge, Vierge de something or other, also looks rather interesting.