My little sister’s wedding is just one month away and it’s crunch time! It’s been a bit of whirlwind these last few months with many last minute date and even theme changes! She went back and forth on the direction of the wedding. Did she want fun and flirty or romantic and elegant? She decided on a fun picnic theme that I’m really excited about. It blends some rustic elements with gingham and paper lanterns.
As for me I’ve been tasked with creating these lovely DIY Wine Bottle Centerpieces that will hold bright Gerber Daisies in each. It started with some inspiration from Pinterest (of course) and then a trip to the craft store. The materials were surprisingly inexpensive. For 12 wine bottles I needed the following materials:
- 2 spools of white yarn
- Jute or Twine
- 1 thread of ivory beads
- Gingham spring craft paper
- Flower appliques
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- 12 Wine Bottles
I already had the glue gun, glue sticks and scissors so I made about 12 bottles for less than $40 – not counting the actual wine bottles.
And a little hint? Invite your friends over to empty the bottles as you need them. ;) Also, Barefoot Wines offer a fruity flavor at only $3.97 a bottle.
Assembling the bottles with bottles decorated with twine was easy peasy. I placed a line of hot glue around the top of the bottle and then worked my way down the bottle, attaching the twine intermittently with thin lines of glue. The yarn was a bit trickier to work with as the glue shows more readily and its semi transparent so it requires two applications. It also has a tendency to slip along the bottle. I ended up applying two layers of yarn to each bottle – gluing frequently on the first layer and very sparingly on the second.
After that it was just a matter of applying the decorations with hot glue and allowing them set over night!