I few days ago, I received an order to make another one of my Milk & Cream Co. signs. I still love the design and have used it on a few other projects in the past, but after making and selling more than 40 of the the signs, I feel like I could do it in my sleep, so it doesn’t feel all that creative to me anymore.
As I finished the sign, I started thinking about other ways I could use the design in a different way. I looked around my workshop to see if I could find something else to use the design on, and my eyes landed on an old bottle I bought at a thrift store a few years ago.
Having fallen in love with transferring images onto glass, I immediately knew what I wanted to use the Milk and Cream design on next, and I’m in love with the end result!
Remember I said when you do the image transfer on glass, it looks best against a white surface? Well, I envisioned this bottle as a flower vase, so seeing all the flower stems behind the image wasn’t going to look good, so I painted the inside of the bottle white. Now the image really pops, and it looks like the bottle is full of milk.
I trying SO hard to resist the urge to keep it, but I’m on a mission to reduce the amount of “stuff” in my workshop, so it’s available in my shop for purchase HERE. This summer I plan to pull everything out of my workshop, clean it, and reorganize the complete chaotic disaster. It will be an awful job, but it will make working on things so much easier when I can actually see everything that’s in there.
If you want to make your own Milk & Cream bottle, but don’t have a vintage juice or milk bottle, I spotted some that I think would be perfect. The first one is porcelain, and looks like an old milk bottle, so you wouldn’t need to paint it – just add the image transfer.
These already have a raised image on them, so you couldn’t do a transfer on them – I just think they are adorable, and plan to order some to use as glasses.
This one is a clear jar, so you would need to paint the inside, but for only $7, it’s worth doing. All 3 of these items offer free shipping with an order of $35, so purchasing all 3 would only cost $39 total!
You can get the image I use to create my signs HERE to make your image transfer.
If you missed any of my past Milk & Cream projects, you can see them HERE.