Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DIY Glitter dipped wine bottles

This is such an easy project! And so much fun!

Clean all the labels off of your bottle and rinse the inside out with some hot water. 

The labels might be a little tricky, but let them soak for a few minutes in some lighter fluid and the label should come right off. Wash the oiliness off with some warm water and soap. 

Make sure your bottle is dry and you are working in a well ventilated area. 

Grab your base color. I went for a classic gold. Hold your can about 6 to 12 inches away and gently spray your first coat. Be careful in getting the spray nozzle too close to the bottle to prevent your spray paint from running. Let it dry completely. 

Repeat the above step until you have reached your desired look. 

Next, grab your liquid Elmer's glue, a paint brush and some glitter! 

Add some glue to a craft plate or a kitchen plate that you no longer care for. Add a small touch of water to make your glue a little runny. Gently paint the runny glue onto your bottle. Immediately cover your glue with glitter. 
*** do this step over a big paper plate that can catch all of your excess glitter. 

Let your glitter dry completely. 

Spray your glitter with a clear spray paint sealant (I used a gloss finish) that can be found in the spray paint department at your local craft store. The sealant protects the glitter from flaking off everywhere. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

A little bit of wine...A little bit of sparkle! 50th Birthday!

A dear friend of mine asked me to help her plan an intimate 50th birthday for a close friend of hers. She was looking for something very elegant, as opposed to the typical black and white, over the hill theme.

Working with the budget that she had in mind, I gathered some used wine bottles. (Thank you to Joe with Damage Control Services who went searching for wine bottles for me!)

I bought some gold spray paint at Hobby Lobby, along with the biggest size glitter container I could find. I also bought a clear, gloss sealer to spray over the glitter to keep them from flaking off.

Stay tuned for a complete DIY tutorial on making your own glittered wine bottle vases!

Just a little touch to celebrate the birthday girl's "50th!"

Bringing in something a little rustic to tone down the glitter a little bit.

DIY Wine cork charms for your wine glass... Guests could personalize these with their names. Keep your eyes open for a DIY tutorial.


Four serpentine tables, created into an "S" shape, allowing for 2 formal tables.

White Hydrangea's are gorgeous! They are my favorite flower! However, the slight orange tint takes it away from a more "bridal look" and allows the event to still be elegant without looking too much like a wedding.

DIY Tutorial coming soon!

Two serpentine tables put together to make an "S" shape.

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