Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday. The sun has been blazing here and it’s a great time for a craft having to do with water – LOL! Sorry for delay in posting this but because it was a gift for a dear friend of mine I didn’t want to ruin the surprise when I gave it to her on Sunday.
These are the things you will need – Voss water bottle (glass one), gems in different sizes (I got these at Hobby Lobby), E6000 glue, jewel picker, and a monogram if you would like to personalize it (I found this one at Hobby Lobby – it’s an iron-on monogram but you could use sticker ones and use the E6000 on it).
First thing we need to do is remove the ingredient label and sticker on the lid. I removed the ingredient label with a paint knife. You can use anything with a hard flat edge to scrap it off. Then you will need to remove the sticker from the bottle (stay tuned for Two Tips Tuesday for more on this).
Now comes the part that requires patience. LOL! You need to sort all of the gems by size and take out any that are damaged. This is a little tedious but absolutely necessary before you start to glue them on. When you work with the glue you need to be quick and continual so there’s no way to try and sort gems out during that part of the task. Try and wedge the bottle between two short heavy objects so it doesn’t roll around on you while you work. I used a wood BBQ skewer to transfer the glue from the tube to the letters. I like that I have control over how much glue I am putting on since it is a small area. Only do one letter at a time when using jewel picker to place them.
Once you are finished with the letters move to the lid. I found it best to put the glue directly on each gem starting with the bottom row all the way around so you have a base for the other rows. The gems will slide so you need to be on top of making sure they stay in an even line as you work your way around. Then move to the next row, etc. You will notice that I used the really tiny gems to fill in the gaps in between so that it looks finished and you don’t see the lid. I glued the monogram on the top to personalize it. You could also put gems on the top as well if you like. Once it is dried, you will need to clean up any areas that had drips or spots of glue. You can use a paint knife or any other flat narrow object to accomplish this. Once finished you will need to give it at least 48 hours to cure completely. When you finish drinking your delicious water please gently wash it by hand with mild soap and let it air dry.
Here’s the finished Voss water bottle. Should you have any questions about the products I used to make this please comment below and I will do my best to help you. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial – if you did please hit the like button and subscribe to my blog for future tutorials and tips.
John 7:37-38 – On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as[a the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’