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Fresh whiff: Fun ways to revamp old perfume bottles

morefromlifestyle Updated: Sep 19, 2015 17:26 IST
Snigdha Ahuja
Snigdha Ahuja
Hindustantimes.com
Perfume

There's a lot you can do with old perfume bottles to make your room look great. (Photo: ISTOCK)

There’s nothing more romantic than a fragrant case of perfume. But what do you do with the pretty bottles once your intoxicating mix runs out? Well, there’s actually a lot that you can, and it can light up your room in a jiffy. From centerpieces that double up as a personalised element on your dining table to paper-wrapped bottles that can transform your bedroom into a space riff with vintage vibes — here’s a big dose of inspo!



A Crystal rainbow

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Boudouir romance is made of these pretty glass or crystal-cut spray bottles. Just fill these in with water infused with drops of your favourite food colour and get hue-high.



Lit with fairies

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For this one, you need a bottle which has a prominent print or pattern. Use the fairylight lamp trick and drill a hole on the base to connect your mass of tiny lights that can make their home inside the bottle.



Paperwork

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We loved how YouTube vlogger Patioelf used the art of decoupage (paper craft) to wrap up her old perfume bottles beautifully. Using chalk paint and craft paper, the ­bottles, which are of different makes, are covered artistically. This one needs practice,but a few tutorials can help.



The faux vase

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Do you have one of those mason jar-high perfume bottles that you have no idea how to use? Well, here’s a fun way to revamp. Just use long-stemmed flowers that can convert the glass bottle into a fun, faux vase. We’d recommend using fresh flowers daily to get the natural perfume going.



Champagne charm

Here’s a cute way to create a dining table centerpiece that will get your guests talking. Just use a champagne glass or tall flute and perk it up with a strand of pearls and one of those miniature, sample perfume bottles. And, if you’re planning to ask your partner to marry you, a diamond band will complete the piece.



Shimmer bomb

You can also create your own perfume bottle from scratch. An old box, a cylindrical cap and two matchboxes to create the perfume top is all you need. Glue, shimmer spray and a print-out tag will complete the job. Check out the YouTube tute by Ann Le or user Annerorshine for a tute.



Removing the entire atomiser, nozzle

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The atomiser or the nozzle top of your perfume bottle can be removed with a little practice. If you have a metallic top, after taking off the spray head, use a pair of pliers and a pocket knife to remove the topper completely.