Monday, November 4, 2013

DIY Candlestick Holders

Hi friends!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I can honestly say the UGA win over Florida greatly improved my weekend. However, if we can stop having down to the wire wins that would be great, but I digress.
We started putting my office together yesterday and I cannot wait to show y'all phase I of decorating very soon. In the meantime I have a super easy DIY project to share with you.

Sis made these and gave them away as hostess gifts for one of her wedding showers. I helped then and realized this was a project I could totally handle. Trust me, if I can make these you can too!

Here's what you need: wine bottle with label removed {I made 2}, hemp twine, 3 inch burlap ribbon, big stamp, paint, and charms {I used keys and locks}.

Start by cutting a strip of ribbon long enough to wrap around your wine bottle. Then stamp or paint some design onto the ribbon to give it some detail. No real rhyme or reason to this. You can actually buy ribbon with designs printed on it if you want to go that route. I choose black ink. I'm not sure my marriage could have handle yet another turquoise decoration. We like to call this compromise :)
Now the fun part. Wrapping.
Start with pulling the twine out the length of the bottle {don't cut the twine till the very end! I say pieces, really they're just different ends of the twine}. Start wrapping the twine around the neck of the bottle and around the hanging piece of twine {you can actually see this better in the second picture}. The tighter you wrap the better.
. When you get to the bottom of the neck tie a knot with the piece of twine you have wrapped around and the piece of twine you have done the wrapping with {picture 3}.
You could cut the twine, but I prefer tying charms onto the ends of the twine.

Next go back to your ribbon and wrap it around the bottle. Hot glue one end to the bottle then wrap it around and hot glue the other end.
Note: Hot glue is HOT. Pay attention to what your doing rather than trying to get pictures. It doesn't feel good to stick you thumb into the hot glue. Trust me, it hurts... a lot!

Buy these things to stick in the top of the bottle to put the candlesticks in. Find ones like these here or here. This might be cool too.

Ta Da! All done! 
Let me know if you give this a try!

Hope you have a very happy Monday!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway. I'll be announcing the winner tomorrow morning!

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