h1is004 ~ Lady's Dressing Table
Perfume Bottles

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade
  • Tweezers
  • Cutting mat
  • Detailing scissors
  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear
  • Quick-dry glue that bonds metal and glass
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
  • Artist's paint brush to apply craft glue
  • Toothpick for guiding glue and winding labels


1.  Using a bonding glue that can bond glass and metal, glue bases to the glass units. If you are working on a small mat, you can rotate the mat without disturbing your bottles. This allows you to check that the bottles are positioned upright and strait.

Glue the brass top to the brass bead for the face cream jar.

2.  Glue the label with the green and blue background to the large pink bottle. Glue the lily of the valley plant label to the amber bottle, and glue the redheaded lady label to the lavender bottle.

Glue the round label to the top of the face cream jar and the two oval scenic labels go on the front and back of the jar.

3. Take a round toothpick (or something similar in circumference) and tightly wrap the labels round the pick. This makes it so much easier for you to put the bottleneck labels on the bottles.


4. The most colorful bottleneck label goes to the large pink bottle, the blue label goes on the lavender bottle, and the purple label goes on the amber bottle. Please note that the two bottles on the right have their labels switched by accident in the photo.


5.  Set the label on the top of the bottle to get the size right. It should be almost flush with the top of the bottle -- just a little higher than the bottle. Take the paint brush and paint the end of the label and glue to fit. Repeat for all three. Wait to dry.

Next, use a glue that dries clear and glue the bottleneck labels in place on the tops of the bottles. I used a glue that wasn't clear enough for the photo!

6. When dry, place a drop of glue into the depression made by the label on the amber bottle (Muguet des Bois). Take tweezers and drop the clear glass ball into the glue -- the imperfect end goes downward.

7.  Repeat step 6 for the dove.  Be extremely careful if you use tweezers, because the dove is very fragile. It goes on top of the lavender bottle. Note again that the wrong bottleneck label is shown in this photo.

8.  Take the frosted glass flower and glue it to the pink bottle top (Eau du Printemps).

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