Burlap Wine Cozy
I saw this post from Layla, awhile back and it got my wheels spinning.
Not one to let the giant burlap bandwagon pass me by, I thought I would jump on.
We had a party a few weeks ago, and I thought this glass jug was to pretty to be recycled.
I really think this would make a beautiful Christmas or hostess gift (On a full, regular bottle of wine). And for non-drinkers, what about a covered bell jar with dry recipe ingredients, or a hot-coco mix.
Only the finest wines for our friends. :)
(Actually if you mix it with half club soda and fresh fruit it isn't bad and will serve a lot of guests (obviously))
Took the label off.
I made patterns with newspaper. First I traced the bottom, went about an inch outside the diameter.
Then wrapped it around the circumference. Allowed extra for the seam, and made it taller on top, because I wanted to fold it over.
One of my very best friends moved back to Denmark a few years ago, and she taught me this before she left. "Jeg elsker dig". It means "I love you" in Danish.
I wanted something fun to remind me of her.
I made a template for a stencil like I did here.
Used an x-acto knife to cut it out.
Centered it and used a dry sponge brush with a small amount of black paint on it.
It would have been perfect if I had left well enough alone, but I got overzealous and went back a second time in the middle. Oh, well. I think once would make it look much more nice and faded.
Keeping the painted part on the outside, I glued around the circular bottom.
After the bottom was attached, I glued a seam (towards the inside)
I officially had burned my fingerprints off at this point, because I failed to recognize just how thin burlap is.
It still needed a little something extra. So I found some vintage scrapbook paper, and card stock. Also, it wasn't quite complete without a monogram, love the clear stamp. (Random, impulse, clearance purchase from Hobby Lobby)
I had some giant eyelets left over, and thought it would make it look more tag like.
I shredded up some grosgrain, and added some cute numbers.
Also, you will notice, that I glued some twine around the top, because I wouldn't want anyone to know it's a screw top :).
Found an old champagne cork that fit perfectly!
I wonder what Carlo Rossi would think of it now??
I am linking up To Reinvented, Trash To Treasures.