I really like the altered bottles showing up in blogs and on Pinterest and have made a few of my own. Granted, I would rather have vintage bottles, but the prices on some of those are just outrageous. I got two bottles at HL for $1.49 each. (1/2 price sale) Here are some of the bottles I have recently altered.
All I did was tie raffia around the neck, and attach this key I also bought there ($1.99)
The pink bird (holds a tea light) was considered "Easter", and was only 80 cents. It was originally $7.99. That's 90% off. If I had seen more of these, I would have bought several colors at that price.
This decorative hook was 1/2 price, originally $14.99, for $7.50. I hung it on my old distressed door.
The French ribbon (label) on this bottle is a piece of a roll of ribbon I bought at the sale price of $3.99, originally $7.99.
I picked up crafting supplies too, raffia, mod podge, etc.
I used all my treasures to redecorate the bookcase seen as you come in the front door. It's all decked out for Spring.
I need to stop shopping now for a while!!
I will be on the look out for more bottles though, hopefully, vintage at a good price. We'll see!