Ever had a project that you start and for some reason it just sits there…for a year? Well I saved these wine bottles and wrapped one with yarn while I lived in San Antonio. I was frustrated after one and just set them aside. I even packed the wine bottles and brought them to my new home in Conroe. For some reason I was inspired to finish the project last night! Maybe because Brent and Hannah are both gone and I’m bored or because it’s the first day of February and Valentine’s Day is approaching. Whatever the reason, it feels good to finally complete this easy project.
I was inspired by this photo on Pinterest (here) about DIY up-cycling to decorate. I definitely have empty wine bottle and I gathered a few other things to spell out the word L-O-V-E.
I used white buttons for the ‘L’. For the ‘O’ I cut a strip of burlap, placed a dot of hot glue and continued to wrap the burlap and glue until I had a full circle. I added an old earring to the center for a little bling (I always knew keeping loner earrings would come in handy!). The ‘V’ is made from a strand of pearls. I somehow had 5+ stands of artificial pears, so I didn’t mind parting with one for the sake of a project. The ‘E’ is just the tan yarn, super easy!
The first bottle I wrapped was a disaster. I started from the bottom, I couldn’t get the yard to stick, no wonder I left it sitting for so long. It was so much easier just tying a knot around the top of the bottle and start wrapping. I occasionally added Mod Podge just to keep things secure, but I didn’t use it the whole way down.
I’m really pleased with the finished product. It dresses up the mantle, especially after feeling so empty with no fall or Christmas decorations. You really can be creative and spell out anything you want, just add more or less bottles. Of course I added white hydrangeas, my favorite flower ever. Hope this inspires you to finish a project on your to-do list!
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