I love crafts and I especially love it when I can use what some would consider garbage and give it life again my making something beautiful, fun or useful. This time I’m using an empty wine bottle (because there are plenty of those floating around right?!) to create a fun Valentine’s Day themed vase / candle holder. Really it can be whatever you want it to be; even just a cute decorative piece all on it’s own.
This was super easy to make and only takes a few supplies. Those supplies include:
- Empty wine bottle
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint
- Sparkle Mod Podge (because sparkle is my fave color!)
- 1 Foam Brush
- 1 Paint Brush
- Embellishments of your choice – I used some burlap heart cutouts and Valentine’s Day themed twine ribbon, but you’re free to choose whatever makes you smile.
The first step, which may be my favorite, is to drink that bottle of wine. We need it empty so down the hatch it goes. Once you’ve completed that mission just soak the empty bottle in some warm water for a couple minutes and that pesky lable should peel right off.
Once your lable is off and the bottle is dry it’s time to get down to business. Just paint the entire bottle with your chalk finish paint. I used two coats because one just isn’t quite enough coverage so give the first coat about 30 minutes to dry some and than slap your second coat on. This is a perfect time to have another glass of wine while you’re waiting.
Once you chalk finish paint has dried, use your foam brush to paint on a coat of your sparkle Mod Podge. You can do more than one coat depending on how much sparkle you want, but one is enough to give it a good glisten in the light.
Once the Mod Podge has dried embellish away. I just tied my twine ribbon on the neck of the bottle and used my hot glue gun to adhere my brulap hearts. Then just add a candle, flowers, or use as is for some fun Valentine’s Day decor.
The great part about this project is that you can easily adapt it fit any holiday or celebration so the sky’s the limit on color’s, embellishments, and themes!
Is this a project you can see yourself doing? What holiday or theme would you make a bottle for? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
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