In a land where pad thai has no calories, creme brulee is for breakfast, and cashmere can be found by the yard, wine is served with craft projects. Well, tap your ruby slippers and buckle your seatbelts… have I got a trip in store for you!
An email showed up in my inbox recently that pretty much asked whether I liked wine and crafting. Wine and crafting. Um, is cookie dough a legitimate meal? Does glitter make everything prettier? Can you have too many brass animals? With quivering fingers and flop sweat brewing, I held my breath, hit “respond” and typed H-E-L-L-S Y-E-A-H.
2 magical days later and this arrived at my door. I’ll let that sit with you for a minute. A BOX OF WINE arrived at my door for the express purpose of CRAFTING.
I’m not going to lie… my crafting brain was buzzing [insert joke about wine buzz here]. These bottles are the cutest. Sutter Home is the mack daddy of these mini wine bottles and they’re also the first ones to use plastic so… I don’t have to worry about kids and glass. Who am I kidding, I don’t have to worry about ME after I’ve had a mini bottle of wine and decide it’s time for an impromptu Zumba session. Grab your Sutter Home mini bottles and pull up a seat.
Empty your mini bottles (you’re welcome), remove the labels and clean up the leftover stickiness. I used Goof Off, but nail polish remover would probably work just as well.
I used our miter saw to lop off the top portion of each bottle so they looked a little less like… mini wine bottles.
Krylon Looking Glass spray paint is pretty much a staple in any crafter’s closet these days… it’s so cool. Thanks to a quick convo with Monica at East Coast creative, here’s an easy way to spray inside these tiny spaces for a beautiful mercury glass finish. Pour some epsom salts into your bottle and spray with the Krylon Looking Glass.
Swirl the salt around to help coat the inside of your bottle with the mirror paint. (For those of you unfamiliar with this spray paint, you need to spray the INSIDE of your surface- i.e. the back of the glass or inside of a clear container… I’ve experimented and it’s a dull gray when you spray the outside of something.)
These are super cute all on their own, but with some basic grocery store white roses tucked in? Almost as nice as creme brulee for breakfast. Without roses, you could use these as place cards, candlesticks, or just scattered around the table to add a hint of New Years Eve dazzle. (I’ll try to update this post with some photos taken during the day… we’ve been BUSY over here!)
Thanks to Sutter Home for the
craft inspiration wine. Delicious AND crafty.
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