Friday, 6 December 2013

DIY Ombre Glitter Champagne Bottle - How To Guide

I fell head over heels in love with the idea of covering champagne bottles in glitter when I laid eyes on the various visuals circling around Pinterest. My favorite version was originally crafted by 100 Layer Cake for their Glitter Themed Valentines Day Party and I wanted to try my hand at replicating and also sharing my "how to ombre glitter" champagne bottles with you today. This is perfect for festive season entertaining, new years eve parties, birthdays, weddings, engagements, hens nights, christenings, cocktail or tea parties etc etc!. It also looks super cute on little champagne piccolos.

You will need:
-Champagne bottles (you could also use vases or glasses)
-Glitter in three shades (I chose Gold, Pink and Silver/Hologram)
-Glue (I used PVA but most glues will work)

Start by preparing your glitters for sprinkling. To achieve a graduating ombre pattern we need to take our three colours and use them to mix together three transition shades. This is the best way to achieve a smooth and blended appearance (see above image). As you will see the first and last shades are just straight pink and silver hologram and the middle three colours are the mixed transition shades.

To make transition shades/colours:
-Take about 1 tsp of the darkest shade, in my case the pink glitter, and add about 1/2 tsp of the gold
-On another plate mix 1 tsp of the middle colour (gold for me) and add 1/2 tsp of the darkest shade
- Again on another plate mix the 1 tsp of the lightest colour (silver hologram) with 1/2 tsp of the middle shade
You will need more then this amount to cover the bottle but you can mix as you go and layer on top of the already applied glitter. If you feel you need a bit more of one colour added to your transition mix feel free to do so. Once you have your glitters ready you are ready to start encrusting your bottle.

Step 1. Soak and remove the label
Step 2. Paint with glue

Step 3.Starting with the darkest shade at the base start sprinkling on your glitter right around
Step 4. Once the darkest shade is applied add the next (transition) shade 
Step 5. Then add the third transition shade, brush the top part of the bottle with glue and add the 4th and 5th shades and leave to dry!. 
I used a very rough 1.5-2" space per colour as a guide with the largest space dedicated to the 2nd and 3rd colours.


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  1. Hi Toni,
    I applied the glitter using craft glue (brushed on the bottle) and then sprinkled the glitter over the glued section by hand. Hope this helps, all the best! :)

  2. Does the glitter fall off easily? I want to do this for my wedding in July and I want to make sure that I do not too ahead of time and then have the glitter fall off.

  3. Hi Mari,
    Firstly congratulations on your up and coming wedding celebrations. In answer to your question the glitter stayed on well I think mainly because I layered a bit of glue to begin with (make sure you use craft glue) ... The only issue I had with the glitter falling off was after the bottles had chilled in the fridge the moisture that gathers around the glass makes the glue move around a bit so if you put your hands on the bottle to much it can remove the glitter a bit. If you have the time it would be great to try this out with one or two bottles glass bottles as a trial, then you will know how much glue to glitter is needed and how long it will last for you putting them in the fridge to chill is also a good idea again so you can see what happens when the bottle are moist. All the very best. My bottle from the post is still sparkly and glittery months later.
    :) Tina

  4. Hi Tina
    This effect is lovely, to make the glitter stay on afterwards you can spray with a clear acrylic spray on varnish as it seals it & also makes it splash proof.

    Charlene x

    1. Hi Charlene,
      Thank you so much for this wonderful tip!!! This is the best idea - love it and will use it for sure!!. Have a great week
      Tina :) xx

  5. Love it! I will be doing this tonight for my girlfriend Wine basket for her shower...


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