Well good morning. This was supposed to be a post for yesterday….but I spent the day trying to find the SD card that had all the “before” pictures on it. ARGH! Those are so stinking tiny. And let’s face it, my house isn’t exactly sparkling in the clean department.
I finally gave up and decided that you’ll have to use your imagination. After all….if we’ve learned anything from the fabulous Mr. Willy Wonka….it’s the power of imagination. Right? (I mean…a chocolate river? A. CHOCOLATE. RIVER. It’s pure genius in a sugar form.)
But I digress…Back to the task at hand.
At holiday time, my husband was given a bottle of sparkling grape juice. It was the biggest bottle I’d ever seen. And I made him swear not to throw it out.
(it kinda looked like this…and it’s actual picture is on an SD card….hiding somewhere in my house….and laughing at me)
- So I took that bottle and washed it well with soap and water.
- Then I soaked it in some citrus label remover.
- Next I used my arm muscles and scrubbed that label off. (and it was STUCK. That took some work)
- Then I counted that as my exercise for the day….because that’s how I roll.
- Next I took a fine grit piece of sandpaper to the glass. Just a titch so it was roughed up.
- Then I put 2 fine coats of primer spray paint on it.
- After that I did 3 thin coats of a semi-gloss white. Making sure to let it dry in between coats.
Let me tell you, I have no patience. And waiting was hard. But these bottles LOOK like they came white. AND that they were expensive. So….promise you want to do these kinda tedious steps. You’ll be glad.
Ahhh….back to the picture portion…..YAY!!!
This project uses vinyl. But NO CUTTING MACHINE! I know some of you have expressed frustration with all the projects that need expensive digital cutting machines. This one is all manual baby. You just need a paper cutter.
I got a hot pink vinyl (that matches our upcoming Easter/Spring decor) And cut it in about 1/8″ strips. I’m talking TINY THIN. You’ll need to make sure your cutting blade is sharp.
Then, once I had the strips cut, starting at the bottom of the bottle I wrapped the vinyl around in uneven circles. I crossed over a couple times, and when one strip ends, just match up the next one and keep going.
- Make sure that you pull your strip tight and don’t move too drastically in one direction or the other..or it won’t lay flat.
Now I have a super modern piece that matches our Spring decor. And if I feel like changing it, the vinyl peels right off, and I can add another color. It literally cost me pennies.
I think it’s about time to start pulling out all the Spring decor. I’m gettin’ itchy for some sun and flowers. (and maybe it’s time for a Spring printable poster too? Hmmm….is that a hint of something to come later this week? )