Creations, Wild Leopard Bottle

MacKenzie-Childs launched a new design recently, Leopard

These ceramic pieces are painted with a leopard pattern

mixed with stripes, checks, and dots

I must admit that I am not wild about this new line…

but I decided to play around with my own version of it~

I save unique bottles for crafting

and chose this square tequila bottle for this creation

I didn’t remove the labels {because that’s a pain}

and just painted over everything with white chalk paint

I gave it 2 coats and knew once I painted patterns on it

the labels would disappear

The first step was large shapes of golden brown

for the leopard print base

I used acrylic gloss craft paint for the designs

Dark brown dots were the next step

Then small black dots finish the leopard pattern

Now I added a band of black and white checks

I painted a row of black dots down the angled bottle edges of all 4 sides

At this point I didn’t know what patterns I wanted to add next ~

I spent a day or two thinking about it,

looking at other MacKenzie-Childs patterns

I finally decided to paint every side with a different pattern

Might as well go WILD, right!

The bottle neck was painted with black dots

and each bottle side got coordinating colored dots at the top

All done!

So what do you think?

I kind of like my knock off bottle,

it looks cute perched on my MacKenzie-Childs cake stand…

Are you a fan of the new MacKenzie-Childs Leopard line?

I’m sorta starting to like it now…

I would love to hear what you think!

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32 Responses to “Creations, Wild Leopard Bottle”
  1. Bernadette says:

    This is a fantastic knock off. Kudos Jena.

  2. Rita C. says:

    Girl, it didn’t take you long to tackle that, did it?! Fun craft, and much easier on the purse. Cute!

  3. Great job on the knock off, Jenna. I have loved leopard prints forever, so I do like the line. Happy Sunday!

  4. Those bottles look way more fun after you have painted them!

  5. pattyanneart says:

    Looks like a really fun project!

  6. Sarah says:

    Jenna, you always jump right in. Love your version of the lMC inspired leopard series.
    I’m very selective of what I add in these days, so not sure if I’ll jump in and buy a piece. If I did, it might be a flower pot that I could mix in with my others for a touch of surprise. I need to play around with that idea. Happy Sunday!

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, your bottle looks so cute, and it is the perfect MC knockoff. I haven’t seen their leopard print line yet. I’ll have to check it out. Happy Sunday!

  8. lulu says:

    Great repurposing and I like your creation just as well, in fact, better because you did it.

  9. I love how you repurpose the glass bottles! They’re sch fun!

  10. How adorable are these!!! Girl, I would have had the biggest mess ever but you have so much talent and giftedness! Great craft project. Happy Week to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. Jessica says:

    So creative! I love it!!!

  12. lghiggins says:

    Well, that’s different. I can’t decide if I like the combination or not. When my granddaughters were preschoolers, their leopard loving mother taught them leopard as a color. 😂

    • Ha ha, that is funny! I do like leopard prints, but mixed with bright colors and other designs, not so much! I am interested to see how the MacKenzie-Childs pieces do, and if they will continue to add more things to their line. I do like my bottle though, so it must be growing on me!

  13. Mary says:

    So fun and colorful Jenna and I love the shape of the bottle! I just came across a tip on Pinterest to remove labels using OxiClean just by soaking in the sink. Supposedly the label will float right off, might be worth a try. 🙂

    • Thanks for the tip Mary! I do have Goof Off and Goo Gone, which do work, but floats right off sounds much better 🙂 But once the bottle was finished you can see the labels at all. What do you think on the new MKC leopard things?

  14. LydiaF1963 says:

    What fun! It’s very bold and I like it. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

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