Friday, March 4, 2011

Project Day: Kitsch Sauce Squeezers










I am always a sucker for kitsch. When I saw these cheap sauce containers at the supermarket I couldn't help but see them in a "different light". You will need:
  • A pair of plastic sauce squeezers/containers
  • PVA Glue + craft paintbrush
  • Magazine tear pages/paper images
  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Scissors
Cut out some cute images from a magazine. I used one image for each bottle, but you can collage if you like. Cut the image to size. Using the glue, attach each image to the front of the bottle. Measure your ribbon around the top and bottom and cut 2 pieces to size. Then attach ribbon in the same way. Don't worry if it gets messy, PVA glue dries clear.
Then this is the weird part. Using your brush, paint the whole bottle generously with more PVA glue. You will think you have wrecked the whole thing! But trust, the glue will dry clear. Leave to dry for about an hour. You can do a second coat of glue if you want. But I didn't have time.
Cute and kitschy.
Just like my weekend.
Cheers.
Simone xx

36 comments:

  1. Ok ok, I must have been hiding under a rock. I have never heard of "kitsch" before, but it looks like fun. I might have to give it a try after seeing how cute your bottles look! :)

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  2. What a cute idea and so simple!!

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  3. Hello Simone

    Thought you and your readers might like seeing an idea on patching vintage cotton blankets with doilies: http://smallthingssimplepleasures.blogspot.com/2011/03/vintage-patch.html

    All the best, Vera.

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  4. Love the sauce bottles! Mimi x

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  5. What fun! I love those tomato shaped ones too..from NZ..memories of childhood when everybody elses house had one but mine!

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    Cute idea Simone ~ I do love this; it's the perfect way to make your sauce bottle look better!

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!
    ~ * ♥ * ~

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  7. Those are really sweet, great idea ;-)) Have a lovely weekend, dee x

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  8. The way you see the pretty in the mundane is sensational, Simone. Well done. J x

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  9. What a fantastic project Simone! I am always loking for ideas about how to make the ordinary extraordinary.... and this is just a perfect example! I often buy things that are plain so I can add a little something to make them special (and more personal) but I have never thought to revamp a sauce bottle! What a brilliant idea. I am a huge fan of kitch makeovers and I LOvE this one. X

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  10. so cute! i love kitch too and it can bring so much joy to your life!
    have a sweet day and a lovely weekend!
    justyna

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  11. So cute, I love this idea! I am going to try this, I saw some ketchup & mustard bottles at the dollar store yesterday!

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  12. I always love your cheap and cheerful projects! Have a great weekend! :)

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  13. Such a cute idea! And simple enough for a NON-DIY-er like me to try. Once the glue dries, are you then able to wash the container when needed?

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  14. Cute. I use those containters but mine are just the boring old colors. Thanks for some inspiration :)

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  15. Love these Simone. Such a creative idea. Pam x

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  16. HI, so loving your site, just stumbled across it just now and am now following! It is Beautiful and so inspiring, I also live by the sea but in South Wales. Love the coast. Thanks for great idea with saucy squeezers.
    Becca

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  17. So fun! I love all the bright colors in the post and on your blog. Happy :-)

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  18. They could not be more kitsche now!! Super cute. I hope man squeezing doesn't crinkle the kitsche of those pretty adorned bottles, love Posie

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  19. Very cute and fun!

    Hope to see you soon.

    Melinda

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  20. Brilliant idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  21. They look great fun - clever idea!!!

    Gill x

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  22. Those are so cute! What a great idea to dress up bottles!
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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  23. You just have a knack of taking something and turning it in to a work of art ,all of your projects are so cute and crafty.theodora

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  24. I'm a kitsch lover too Simone. These look awesome. Fabulous for a party. Pruxxx

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  25. These will make the ones I use for picnics so cute! Now I want to run up to the flea market and buy a bunch to make for friends. Cute, cute, cute craft idea!

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  26. I love this idea, there is nothing worse than plain plastic squeeze bottles on a beautifully laid out picnic or bbq table.

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  27. where do you always come up with these gorgeous ideas Simone ... truly inspiring
    ps thanks for following my little blog
    daniele x

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  28. You are very creative and it's very nice that you share your projects with us,thanks a lot!.

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