I’ve had these alcohol bottles sitting in my house for a year. My English professor and roommates gave them to me because of something I saw on pinterest and I really wanted to make it for my mom for Christmas! Well – on pinterest it was just a bunch of beer bottles wrapped in yarn. I was going to wrap a bunch of wine and Smirnoff bottles in twine, glue them together in an arch, then put some tall, fake, wild grass and flowers in them to create a fireplace screen. WHAM! freaking awesome, right?! Well I hauled all those bottles home, bought a spool of twine for $20 bucks (yeah – what the heck?) and… never touched them again.
Here we are. The bottles. Finally taking care of them! I actually let mom recycle a ton of them and I just kept my favorite ones… I’m determined, okay? Just not so good at getting things done in the most timely manner… Sheesh.
Let my poor sponge brush be a lesson to all you DIY crafters out there… Treat them with care. One day, you’ll have one left and it will look like this. Useless. I ended up having to use my fingers!
- I thought I’d be using my spray-able modge podge to seal the start/end points of the twine on the smooth bottle.
- Regular mod podge for the actual gluing of the twine
- Tape so I wouldn’t have a sloppy line of glue where I didn’t want any
- My $20 giant spool of twine from hobby lobby… gag!
- The bottles are just 3 of many that I still have… Neat shapes, right?
So then I had this wild idea that I would put glitter on the top half of the bottles. So I painted the top parts of the bottles that would shine through. Brilliant? I think so.
So after a lot of struggle, I got into a groove. I didn’t use the tape to stop the glue (obviously) since I was going to be covering the rest with fabulous glitter! So I sat and waited for my twine to dry… I didn’t want any fall-out glitter to stick to random spots of the wet twine.
And there you have it! I was so excited that I finished these three that I couldn’t wait for them to dry… I literally had just finished the glitter and boom. Started snapping pictures. So they actually look a little better today, and the lighting is way better (it was late at night – no natural light to help this poor girl out!) so… That’s what I got for you. Not too shabby for a year in the making, right?
I’ll be seeing you,
— Moe Joy