Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Favs: Southern Komfort Blog (guest post- How to Make a Twine Wrapped Bottle)

For today's Friday Fav I have a post from one of my FAV, happiest, spunkiest bloggers, Kelly at Southern Komfort- go check her out! Thanks, Kelly, for taking over while I hop on a plane to Milwaukee to celebrate one of my best friend's bachelorette parties!


Twine, twine, twine...
Oh the things we can do with twine. I love the idea of twine wrapped wine bottles. It’s such an easy, decorative DIY craft! After looking over different steps on how this can be done, I gathered my resources and began the process. 

  • Glass bottles - they can be any shape or size you so desire.
  • A roll of twine - the twine I purchased from Hobby Lobby is a pretty, hunter green color. The length was 208 feet (random, I know) and 3 ply.
**Note: Feel free to choose any length and thickness of the twine to your liking. Remember, the thinner the twine, the more you will need.
  • Elmer's Craft Bond Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive.
**You can pick up this little can of wonder at any local craft store and it goes A LONG WAY! In addition to not receiving near third-degree burns from a hot glue gun, I was able to continuously wrap my twine around the bottle without much hassle... But I'll explain that later.
  • Floral piece 


Here's how it's done: 
1) Using an old wine bottle, I removed any outer labels by running it under hot water and scraping it off.

2) Once the labels have been removed, dry the bottle thoroughly to make sure the spray adhesive works properly.

3) Working from the bottom up, spray the adhesive about an inch around the bottom of the bottle. Don't worry, it won't dry quickly!

**Note: It helps to have either wax or parchment paper down to keep the adhesive from getting on your countertops. Another smart thing to do... Don't have your phone nearby since you can easily get the adhesive on that as well...

4) Once you have sprayed some adhesive onto the bottle, start wrapping your twine. When you have reached the point where you are almost out of adhesive, spray about another inch above what you have wrapped thus far.

5) Continue to spray and wrap the twine until you reach the top of your bottle.

6) Once you have reached the lip of the bottle cut the twine, spray the inside of the lip of the bottle, and place the twine in there.

7) Add a decorative flower or any other artsy item and ta-da! You have a twine wrapped bottle!

Based on the size of my wine bottle, it only took me about 25 minutes to complete everything. To help get the sticky off of your fingers from handling the adhesive, you can use soap and hot water or pour some nail polish remover over your fingers and that should do the trick.

I hope this has helped inspire your creative juices to decorate your homes with twine wine bottles!








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8 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad I could help out! Enjoy your fun weekend getaway girl :)

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  2. People are so creative! Id never think of that and it looks so good!

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  3. I love these! They look super easy but really cute.

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  4. Cute!!! I made some yarn wrapped wine bottles forever ago, but I really like the twine! These would go perfect on my mantle.

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  5. very cute...i love how it looks in the picture :)

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  6. Those would make cute center pieces!! Thank you for the tutorial!

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