Sunday, February 22, 2015

Rhinestone Embellished Wine Bottle

I quit drinking over 10 years ago, so when I received a recent email from FaveCrafts.com entitled "40 projects to make with wine bottles" I forwarded the email to my sister and asked her if she would be willing to help me gather some "craft supplies" . . . aka empty wine bottles.  She was more than happy to assist.

Then, when I attended CHA this year, I was invited to the Prime Publishing Blogger Event.  Prime Publishing are the creators of a large variety of food and crafting websites, including FaveCrafts.com







As you walked into the room there were tables set up around the perimeter of the room, and at each table were representatives from different companies including

Styrofoam Crafts

Then, when we arrived home we received a box with various product from these companies.  Now we have all kinds of new products to create with.  We were also told that if we created something with any of the products in the box we could then enter that project into the Best Blogger Craft 2015 contest.  At first I felt like my mind was a total BLANK . . . what am I going to create?  It needs to be something that inspires others, and creative, but it would be good if it was something that was trendy and current.

I have already entered one project into this contest . . . my Scrabble Art Reinvented project . . . click HERE to see that project post and tutorial.   Today I got the idea for another project using some of the supplies from this event, so now I might have two projects to enter.

Since a couple of the wine bottles my sister gave me have the lettering and label information printed right on the glass, I knew I was not going to be able to use these bottles for painted projects.


See what I mean?  I would have to do SO MANY LAYERS of paint to fully cover and hide the words. 

 So on to plan B . . Bernat Mega Bulky yarn, rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique and embellishments from Little B.  {wow . . . I guess that really is Plan B . . . lots of companies with the letter B in the name}


First I used the rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique to cover the main portion of the bottle.  This fun animal print is from the new Tween Quad sheet.  The quad sheets have 4 different patterns on one sheet, so you can get more variety out of every sheet.  I love that these rhinestone are all on one large sheet with an adhesive back.  I just peeled part of the backing off and lined it up on the bottle . . . 


then as I rolled the bottle and continued to peel off the backing the bottle basically covered itself in rhinestones.  Quick, easy and beautiful!  And since this is from the Tween Quad sheet, I still have 3 other patterns left in case I want to make this same project again in a different pattern.


Next I added some glue to the top of the bottle, and dripped a little down the back.  I did this so I could start the tail down the back and have it tucked under the yarn.


Once I wrapped the yarn around the top I let it sit for a little while.  I wanted to make sure that the yarn was secure at the top before I started to wrap it around the bottle.  In this photo you can see the little tail I left hanging down.  As I wrap the yarn around the bottle I will go right over that so that the end of the yarn is not exposed.

Then I applied more glue and just wound the yarn around the bottle, making sure not to leave any gaps between the rows.


After I was sure that the glue had dried under the yarn, I used the corrugated tape from Little B to cover the last parts of the bottle.  Just the the rhinestone sticker sheets, this tape has an adhesive back, so I just needed to cut off the right amount, peel off the backing and stick it on the bottle.


When I finished with the corrugated tape I felt like it still needed "something".  I used a few scraps of the rhinestone sticker sheets I had left over from another project along with butterfly stickers from Little B


I love how these dimensional butterfly stickers look like they are going to fly right off the bottle.  And look how great the colors go with the pattern in the rhinestone sticker sheet!  It is like all of these products were made to go together.


This colors are so bright and cheery . . . perfect for spring!  I am going to put this on the table in our front entry to brighten things up.

Thank you to Prime Publishing, FaveCrafts and all of the companies that attended the 2015 Blogger Event at CHA!  A special thank you to Bernat and Little B for sending me the products that I used today!

Be sure to watch for the voting to begin February 25th where you can vote on YOUR favorite project to win the Best Blogger Craft 2015!  I will post a link to the voting once it begins.  

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