24 July 2011

Upcycled Wine Bottles

Have you ever wondered what to do with left over wine bottles (besides recycle them?)? Well, I have the perfect solution--modge podge and old magazines!

Here are some pictures of my solution to creating something fun for the house (and for great gifts!).

1. Here are the supplies you'll need:
-used wine bottles
-modge podge (I've used both matte and glossy--I tend to like the matte finish better)
-old magazines (I have an array of old Living, Domino, and Architectural Digest mags that work great)
-foam brushes
-working space

2. Cut out pics/designs/words (whatever you like) from your magazines. I always try to use a "theme." For this bottle I chose to do a flower theme.

3. Once you have the pictures cut out and your space all set up (I usually use the kitchen table...excuse the mess!), you're ready to begin your project! I like to work my way toward the center of the bottle. I usually modge the top first and then the bottom.

4. Once I finish placing all of your cut outs on the bottle, I like to give the entire bottle a good thick coating of modge podge. Then, let it dry (doesn't take too long), and viola you're finished!

I like to "dress" up the bottles by adding bows, flowers, etc. These make perfect touches for gifts as well.

Stay tuned for more info on our Etsy shop! We'll have lots of fun crafts for sell!

If you'd like to purchase a wine bottle now, feel free to shoot us an email.

We're linked up:

Tip Junkie handmade projects


16 July 2011


Welcome to our new blog. We're new to this but thought it would be fun to blog about our favorite crafting and baking (and cooking!) attempts.

Stay tuned for updates!