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Crafts

Wine Bottle Decorating

Empty wine bottles laying around? Perfect DIY project for you! We not only have extra bottles around, but also extra corks (which will be another post here soon – stay tuned)

What you’ll need:

But first, before I get started – coffee! It is a must while crafting. Don’t mind if I do!

Acrylic paint is the best to use when painting glass. I have heard that rubbing alcohol should be used on the glass before any paint is applied to the bottle. I have always done without, and it works beautifully!

Don’t make the same mistake I did – you will only need 2 little bottles of acrylic paint. I hardly even touched the large bottle of black acrylic paint that I bought. Once they are painted – you can let them dry for about an hour.

Had a little company while painting (maverick, our dachshund!) Neither him – or his brother leave my side for very long!

I painted the white lettering “Eat, Drink, & Be Merry” by hand, but you can most certainly use a stencil if that helps you.

After the letters are painted, let that dry for about 30 min. To seal in the paint, I used a clear acrylic coating spray. I thought some lace would add a nice little touch on the top of the bottle rim. Mod Podge is seriously a magical glue. I swear by it. I used the foam sponge to apply the mod podge to the lace.

Mod Podge dries within the minute and works on so many different surfaces. Add any flowers you want to the wine bottles and voila!

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Crafts Design

“EAT”Kitchen Decor

I came across these EAT paper mache letters and just needed – yes needed – to incorporate them into our kitchen. Our forest green kitchen walls could use some light accents…. so ivory is what I went for.

I used krylon spray paint. There a million different types of kylon paint – I know it overwhelms you when you walk into a store and have no idea what kind to get. Gloss or satin will work out the best on paper mache!

They took less than 10 minutes to dry. I spray painted them in my garage (in this Iowa weather – very chilly) but once done, I moved them inside to dry. The drying process will be a lot faster in an environment between 50-70 degrees.

To hang them you could use 3M wall mounting tape. We painted our walls a couple months ago and would rather use some small nails to hold them up. One nice thing about these paper mache letters – they are lightweight! Those 3M strips will easily be able to hold them up.