Thursday, August 5, 2010

{Getting Crafty} TWine Bottles

No that's not a typo in the title, I'm combining twine and wine. Aren't
I weird clever?
I was trying to recycle some green wine bottles but the labels were giving me a hard time and they didn't look too attractive with sticky residue left on them.  Maybe I could cover the bottles and add some texture too.
I had lots of this hemp cord left over from my birdbath project.
I pre-wrapped before gluing it on and the sticky residue from the label held it on fairly well so I could see if I liked the result. Since I liked it and wanted a more permanent solution, it was time to fire up the glue gun.  I started with a drop of hot glue at the base of the bottle started wrapping the twine around it.

I added glue sporadically around the bottle as I wrapped the twine.


Instead of wrapping it neatly at the top, I gave it this random loopy effect to finish it off.
All done!
Right now I have it grouped with some burlap and greenery topiaries on the coffee table.  I'm sure it will find it's way to different areas in the house.
I'm ready to make some more. It's an easy way to add a little texture to your tablescapes.
The cost=FREE! Gotta love that.

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34 comments:

Rachelle said...

I really like how it's loopy at the top! Looks cute!

Sandra said...

See, this is the kind of stuff I wish I could do, and I definitely can't do the great arrangement that you did...are you busy? Can you come over and see what you can do with my house?
Found you on a blog hop. Glad I did.

Life in Rehab said...

Sweet! And I like it in the grouping too. Very nicely recycled.

Debbie said...

Hey Heather...
Love your TWine Bottles (cute name!). I especially like that you didn't try to make them look perfect... especially the top. Now that I know I don't have to be so precise with my wrap up, I'll have to give one of these a try. Thanks for sharing!

Chelsea@ThisFreshFossil said...

Cute idea! I love the colors and the effect of the opposite textures playing against each other - the shiny hard surface of the glass against the texture-rich soft surface of the twine.

Nicely done!

~Chelsea

Tanyia said...

I like the way they look, and I like how the twine is loose around the top.

melonbelly said...

ooohh..i could use you around this place! found you on friendly friday...i am a happy new follower! keep it up!

www.melonbelly.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

I've seen some before that were completely covered in twine, but I really like how you can still see some of the bottle in yours.

Wabi-Sabi Wanderings said...

I love a craft using recycled and free material! This is lovely :-)

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

What a great idea! I really like it. I wonder if plastic juice bottles (the only kind we get around here) would look as nice?! :)

Thanks for linking to Messy Monday!!

Christine said...

I vote clever. I love ideas that keep stuff out of the recycling bin.

Kim said...

It looks cute in your arrangement. I've taken nail polish remover to that glue and it works well. I never know where the Goo Gone is.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Heather, very clever! Love it!

xinex said...

Oh how prety! SO clever of you to create that. Pretty vignette!...Christine

Debbie said...

I adore this idea Heather, and your post was the first one I clicked on through the party...so there you go, I have great taste too!

Olive Cooper said...

very well done...scary smart I say...olive

Rachel said...

Very organic and eco-friendly and it is pretty! Great cluster of organic objects!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Heather, this is such a great idea. I love the look and it is so neat placed with the topiaries. Love it. Thanks so much for the tutorial and thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks terrific, really love it with the other natural items!

Debbie said...

Thanks Heather:)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I like the combination of the twine and glass. What a great way to reuse some pretty bottles. Thanks for the idea!

Jo said...

twine and wine ... that just works ... i love the way you finished the top of the bottles ... the loose and loopy twine.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I like the TWine bottle! You are not weird at all. You are quite clever.

jfb57 said...

REally a snazzy idea! A 'useful' Green post!Thank you!

myorii said...

Interesting use of a wine bottle and twine :) Never in a million years would I have thought of combining the two. It looks fantastic though!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a fun table top! I love the trees and the bottle.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a cute idea..It looks easy enough that I may even try it..

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love the organic look of the bottle with the twine. I'm going to have to try this. Better hit the store for some wine. ;)

Victoria said...

Very cute! I just added some twine to the bottom of a little tealamp I have but I ran out halfway up so I just left it that way! I do plan on doing more with twine tho, I love the look!!!

Christy said...

Super cute and a great way to recycle the wine bottle!

Teresa said...

Really creative idea. Very cute!

Sarah said...

Cute idea. Have a great weekend!

ChristiS said...

Very nice! Getting loopy with it at the top added just the perfect touch of whimsy!

Jenny said...

Heather! Thank you for posting to Rainbow Summer Schools journey through green.

What a clever project.

I like the "loopy" effect at the top. It made it feel very fresh.

Such a clever idea!

We all appreciate you sharing your design talents!

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