Being a good Virginia citizen, I love the Virginia grape. Our state is putting out some lovely wines! Something about wine bottles also appeals to me, and I don’t like throwing them out. As with most creative types, we sometimes stumble on an idea, and can’t get enough of it. So it is with me and my current obsession for making empty wine bottles fancy and purposeful.
Round up some bottles and some GOOD spray paint. I am loving metallics and flat black right now. Because these choices have nice coverage, you don’t need to worry about taking the labels off. The other supplies I like are Mod Podge, Martha Stewart glitter ( because it is very fine and the colors are to die ), some GOOP craft glue, faux brush on snow, some pretty votives and/or vintage small plates, and some vintage jewelry bits.
Other things might be doilies and ribbon bits – you get the idea. Start by spray painting until you have good cover, and then decorate, decorate, decorate! Finish your project by gluing a votive, small plate or china teacup on top, and you then have a funky centerpiece, or something cool to hold your soap, ring, brillo pad, or a flower or two.
For a more practical use, you can also add a pourer or stopper and use them for oil and/or vinegar, dish liquid, or funnel some wine back in and delight your guests. These are too much fun, and there is no limit to the designs. I’m not sure I will be able to stop making them! Guess what those long, skinny gifts are under my tree?