Egyptian Water Bottle {Tutorial}

Glass perfume bottles are common all over the Middle East.

I was recently given a set of three as a gift by a very special friend. This set reminded me of our visit to Egypt last year and the perfume shop we visited while there. Imagine a whole shop devoted to your nose. The visit started with some mint tea and a menu was presented to us listing all the fragrances we could chose. It was quite exquisite.

ACraftyArab Egyptian Water Bottle Tutorial

The girls and I thought it might be fun to decorate our water bottles to look like these works of beauty. Here is the water bottle made by my four year old, inspired by these bottles.



Tissue paper
Mod Podge
Sponge brush
Little bowl for Mod Podge
Empty plastic water bottle

ACraftyArab Egyptian Water Bottle Tutorial

Pour the Mod Podge into the little bowl so it’s easier to work with the sponge brush.ACraftyArab Egyptian Water Bottle Tutorial

Cut the tissue paper into strips, flowers, leaves or any other designs you’d like to cover your water bottle.ACraftyArab Egyptian Water Bottle Tutorial

Put Mod Podge on your water bottle with the sponge brush and the cut tissue paper on top of that. The rule of thumb is that less is more. The tissue paper is very thin, so you only need a tiny bit of Mod Podge to hold the paper to the water bottle.ACraftyArab Egyptian Water Bottle Tutorial

That’s it, your decorated water bottle is done. Let it dry, put a coat of Mod Podge over the tissue to add a layer of protection and enjoy your drink. My daughter also added a sequence to the flower center to add a bit of bling.

Here is the water bottle next to its inspiration.ACraftyArab Egyptian Water Bottle Tutorial

Be sure to check out other crafts from the Middle East in our Arab League Pinterest board.




I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.