Today's project is something I came up with as an idea for using empty wine bottles. We seem to have a lot of those lying around, and instead of just dumping them in the recycling bin, I wanted to come up with a way to re-use them. I often times save bottles because I think they have an interesting shape and might make a nice addition to my ever growing collection. But what to do with them?
I had a couple of ideas, but wanted to come up with something that made them look a little less like...empty wine bottles, was cheap and easy (ie: no glass cutter necessary), and would spice things up for an interesting look. Ahhh....Jute to the rescue! Here's what I came up with.
All you need is an empty bottle, who doesn't love an excuse to polish off a couple glasses of wine! (I like glass because it is nice and sturdy, but you could try plastic. It also doesn't have to be wine, it could be anything...beer bottle, soda bottle, olive oil bottle...you name it, it actually might be fun to play around with different sized bottles), Jute, and glue (I used basic clear tacky glue).
|All the necessary ingredients...yes, that's really it!|
Step 2: I like to start at the top of the bottle, add about an inch of glue all the way around.
|Beginning of the "wrapping" process|
|The "wrapping" process continues...|
|Flip for more control...you're almost there!|
Step 7: Cut off the Jute and add a little extra dab of glue on each end so that nothing fray's or comes loose over time. Then...let it dry!
Now, you may be wondering what to do with your bottle now that it's finished. I personally love using it as a simple flower vase. I have one on the small table in my bathroom, which I think adds a nice personal touch.
|Used as a flower vase|
|As decoration with a pretty glass stopper|
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I hope everyone had a great week and are ready to enjoy their weekends! I'll be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to catch a bus to NYC with Sister #1, where we will meet up with Sister #2. We will then be headed to Broadway for the show Wicked! I'm wicked excited! :)