Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Simply gorgeous bottles...

This is another tip for those planning a DIY wedding and want to keep it gorgeously on a budget. Twine makes miracles! I made these for my wedding after seeing this tip in a bridal magazine and it was great I came across this picture recently, as it reminded me to post it here!

There is no secret, the image is self-explanatory. But if you want a more consistent finish, just brush the bottle with mod-podge. There are plenty of places (from flea markets to Ebay) where you can get vintage looking bottles. Funnily enough, the most cost effective option I found when browsing for my wedding was to buy lots of elderflower water. It helps that Mr. Hunter loves to drink it, otherwise I wouldn't know that to do with the content... Two brands with beautiful bottles are Belvoir and Bottle Green.

Simply gorgeous bottles...
Although this pic credit is Aur0re.blogspot.com, I couldn't find the post with it!

At the time, I used a "sticky stuff remover" (that's is literally the name of the product) I found on a crafts shop to remove the labels and glue residues. However, I noticed this was a quite messy (and oily) process. Most recently, I found out by accident that stainless-steel scourers (those heavy duty silver sponges we find at the supermarket) work wonders on glass and, somehow, don't scratch it!

For the details, add some lace, tiny burlap flowers with pearl finish pins and cut the leaves out of that old yellowy book that helped us before in so many projects (are there still any pages left in yours? Mine is almost gone!).

14 comments:

  1. How much twine do you need per bottle (regular wine bottle sized)?

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    1. Hi Lucykins, it's hard to tell because every bottle varies a bit and it also depends on how tight you do it... But I just tried with a bottle I have here (very similar to the one in the middle of the picture above) and I used about 25 metres of jute twine.

      I hope it helps =) xx

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  2. Would it be possible to do this with crochet thread instead of twine?

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    1. Hello! I don't see why not... It should work the same way, but for a neater finish I would advise to use cotton yarn instead of wool. One of the advantages of using yarn as well is that with so many colours available you can play with making an entire rainbow! =)

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    2. Sounds perfect, thank you! I have so much cotton crochet thread that I keep looking for good ideas to use it up. This one is a great one! (meant to reply to this thread, opened a new one instead...whoops!)

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    3. No worries! And please come back more times =)

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  3. Sounds perfect, thank you! I have so much cotton crochet thread that I keep looking for good ideas to use it up. This one is a great one!

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  4. Anonymous15 May, 2013

    Hi, just wondering how you got the twine to wrap so nicely around the ridges at the top?

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  5. So well done! A great way to turn old bottles and unused thread into a great craft! : )

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  6. How does the material stick & not move as you're winding it round?

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    1. Anonymous29 June, 2015

      She stated to brush the bottle with mod-podge. Maybe it dries quickly?

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  7. very very nice post

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