What you need:
Old (empty) wine bottles
Scrapbooking paper of your choice
Mod Podge (I use 'lamination glue' from Hobby Lobby, it's only $2 per bottle and it's exactly the same)
Fake flower of your choice
First off, you are going to want to clean your wine bottles, and soak them in water to be able to scratch off any labels that may be attached. You want to start with a clean, DRY bottle.
You can pick whatever scrapbooking paper you like to do this with, the ones in the picture above were in my kitchen at my apartment. I just used one type of paper for each of those bottles, and they were both a paisley type of print. There was one other in my apartment but I couldn't find a picture of it, and it is now packed away in a box since I am now officially moved back in at home :/
Anyway, like I said you can use whatever you want. For the bottle that I am showing you, I actually used three different prints of paper, vs. the one print I had used on the ones above. The trick with using multiple prints is making sure you don't overlap one specific print too many times. You want the prints to be evenly placed on the bottle.
|The three prints I chose to overlap|
The next step is just cutting the paper into about one inch strips, and then from there cutting those strips down into about 1x1 inch squares. Nothing has to be perfect at all, and you can even tear the paper with your fingers if you want less of an 'edge'. I just found using scissors was really easy and quicker than tearing.
|Roughly 1 inch strips|
|Squares of all the paper |
(ignore the god-awful bleach spot on the carpet, please!)
|Still milky looking after a layer |
of mod-podge is put on top
You can stop at this step and it looks perfectly fine. However, I like to overlap things on top of this layer. For instance, if the print is paisley, I like to cut out a few full paisley shapes and overlap them (shown in the first picture). I also did that with a floral print that I used on another. For this one however, I wanted to stick with the NKU theme, so I printed off an NKU logo online and colored it in to make it stand out. I then waited for the bottle to be completely dry and overlapped it on top.
|After adding the NKU logo|
Emily's turned out super cute and exactly how I had wanted it to, and I can now post this blog because I gave her her birthday present early :)
|The finished product!|
I hope you all give this a try at home and personalize it in different ways! I would love to see the finished product if any of you all do give it a try. Just an additional note: don't get it wet. The mod-podge is water soluble, so it gets milky again if it's wet and then the paper could get soggy, which is just a no-no. You could also seal this with an acrylic spray paint if you'd like. I haven't done that to any of mine just because I didn't think it was necessary.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy! Stay tuned, my next tutorial is turning out to be soo so cute!