Wine bottle art

Hey everyone,

I’ve got something new to share today.  It’s wine bottle art or wine bottle crafts. Anyway, you use empty wine bottles and decorate them with jute, lace, papers, charms, flowers, paint, etc. My sister started doing this a few months ago and now she has me interested as well. I’ve done 4 wine bottles so far.  Each one is better than the one before it as I learn the ins and outs of this new craft.

Here is the first bottle I did.

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Supplies you will need:

  • Empty wine bottle! (how it’s emptied is up to you!  Ha!)
  • DSP of your choice
  • 1 1/4″ burlap ribbon
  • Decorative flowers
  • Jute
  • 1/8″ ribbon
  • Charm
  • Adhesive (Tombow glue or tacky glue work well)

Decorating the wine bottle

  1. First clean the bottle and remove the labels.
  2. Once the bottle is ready for decorating measure your DSP so that it will fit around the lower part of the bottle. Depending on the size of your bottle, that will determine how much DSP you will use.  Overlap slightly.  Place the seam at the back of the bottle. (TIP:  You do not need a large amount of glue, just a very thin line of glue will do well.)
  3. Cut two pieces of the 1 1/4″ burlap ribbon to go around the bottle with the seam meeting at the back of the bottle where the paper seam is.
  4. Next measure another piece of 1 1/4″ burlap ribbon for the top of the bottle at the neck (under the lip of the bottle). Glue in place with the seam at the back of the bottle.
  5. Take the Jute and start at the back seam and wrap around the very top portion of the bottle making sure to end at the back of the bottle.
  6. Thread ribbon through the charm and glue to the bottle as shown.
  7. Embellish with the flower.

This really is a fun craft and I have found it to be quite relaxing.   I will be sharing more of my creations in the weeks ahead.

Happy Crafting!

Kathy

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