Simple DIY Wedding Centerpieces Using Wine Bottles

Don’t throw out those empty glass bottles!  “Upcycle” them into chic vases and candleholders by adding yarn, twine, paint, and/or glitter.  We love the look of different size bottles grouped together.  Mix and match colors and textures with candles, flowers, or a collection of both for a stylish centerpiece.

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Yarn Bottle
(see original article at Wedding Chicks)

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1)  First, you will want to remove your glass bottle labels so that you can’t see them peeking through. Submerge your bottles in hot water.  After they have soaked for a while you can peel off the labels pretty easily.  For any stubborn bits or remaining goo, pour a couple drops of olive oil onto a paper towel and rub at the remaining residue from the label. Make sure to wash your bottle afterward to get the oil off.  If you need something stronger try Goo Gone.

2)  When your bottle is clean and dry you can begin wrapping it.  Starting at the top of your bottle, apply a tiny dab of hot glue, just under the edge. Press your yarn into the glue horizontally, leaving a tail-end. Point the tail-end downward and start wrapping…as you wrap you will hide the end! You will want each layer of yarn to rest closely to the next, without any room in between. Try playing with different tensions to see what works best.

3)  When you get to the curve, you may need to ease up slightly on the tension, or apply small dabs of glue to the bottle to hold the yarn in place, depending on the angle that the bottle curves outward.

4)  Continue down the bottle until you reach the bottom. Apply another small dab of glue along the base, and once the yarn is set, snip the end.

5)   This method will create a clean and smooth look. For a less symmetric, more organic look, let your yarn overlap and bunch up in various directions.

Now, fill your bottle with one or several beautiful blooms, trimming your stems so that the blooms sprout right above the opening of the bottle and are staggered at different heights.

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Twine Bottle
(same instructions as above)
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Glitter Bottles
(see original article at Jenny On The Spot)

See the original article at Jenny On The Spot (and for other great ideas!)

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What you’re going to need:  
– Glossy, acrylic sealer
– Fine grit sand paper
– Empty wine bottle(s)
– Glitter
 

1)  Rub the bottle with sand paper so that the adhesive has something to hold on to

2)  In a well-ventilated area, lay your sanded bottle on a covered surface, spray with adhesive, and generously sprinkle glitter.  Don’t spray it all at once… do it in parts

3)  Turn your bottle (gently) and repeat.  Spray adhesive.  Generously glitter.  Spray adhesive.  Generously glitter.  Spray adhesive.  Generously glitter.

4)  Once you’ve gone all the way around your bottle, look for thin spots, missed spots, or spots that make you crazy. Spray adhesive and add more glitter as needed.  Stand it up and let dry.

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Painted Bottles
(see original article at Ruffled Blog)

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1)  First, you will want to remove the bottle labels and then clean and dry your bottles (see Step 1 of the Yarn Bottles for how to).

2)  Next cover a hard surface outside and place bottles on the surface.

3)  Spray one thin, even coat of spray paint on each bottle.  Make sure you are not holding the can too close to the bottle or the paint will get on too thick and start to drip.

4)  Give the bottles time to dry between coats and apply additional coats as needed.  This amount of time will vary—be sure to check the can label for specific dry time instructions.

5)  Be sure to pick up the bottle and spray around the bottom edge so no glass is showing through. Then do a quick spray at the very top of the bottle. Leave bottles out to dry in a shaded place.

6)  Voila! You now have beautiful vases or candle holders for your centerpieces.

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