Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pinterest Fail: Cherry Blossoms Out of the Bottom of a Soda Bottle

I knew this wasn't going to work, but I wanted to try it anyway.

To be honest, I'm a little shocked with the outcome. Not what I was expecting.

So, for this gem, you dip the bottom of a liter bottle of soda into paint, and proceed to make cherry blossom stamps. Since canvases were $2 a pop at Michaels, I decided to get real fancy with this project.

Now, I was expecting a huge mess. What I got instead were little circles. No matter what I tried, or how much paint I used.

I even tried it on a harder surface than the canvas to see if that was the variable that was screwing everything else. And still -- little circles.

However, this is one failed project that I was able to save pretty easily. Using those little circles as a base, I simply painted in the rest of the "flower" -- probably what the original poster did, to be honest.

Even though it's not an authentic "soda bottle bottom cherry blossom", it's still quite pretty. I added "cherry blossom" in Japanese Nanji because -- hey, why not? A little something to make it mine.


  1. hi, having looked at your original source of inspiration it seems to me that you were using the wrong size bottle. The original design uses a two litre bottle, yours is much too small. Hope you have better luck next time x

    1. That is actually a 2 liter bottle -- the lens just gives a weird fish-eye look, making the bottle look smaller.

  2. yeah I read the same thing on the original posting. 2 litre bottle.

  3. I tried this with a 2 liter bottle of coke, and it worked ok. I didn't make art out of it, just wanted to see if it would work.

  4. I think you should have thinned the paint with a bit of water


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