Sunday, August 26, 2012

Decorative Bottles Wrapped in Rainbow Yarn

Rainbow yarn wrapped bottle by my friend Carrie Ann

Here is a simple craft that I'm sure many of you already know how to do, but sometimes we just need reminded just how simple it is to decorate our home on a low budget.

Before you throw all those beer and wine bottles in the recycling after after your next party or gathering, consider all of the gifts you could make for friends and family!  Next time wash them out, tear off the labels, and follow these simple steps below:

What You'll Need:

-Glass Bottles such as beer and wine bottles
-Multi Colored Ball of Yarn from your local craft store
-Craft glue such as tacky glue or Modge Podge
-Paint Brush
-Soapy water for clean up

-Cut a few long pieces of multicolored yarn anywhere from 2 feet to a yard long (Cutting pieces is not necessary, just easier to wrap the bottle in sections).
-Begin by painting the lower rim of the bottle with craft glue. Do not paint entire bottle as the glue may dry quickly.  Paint sections as you wrap...
-Begin wrapping the yarn gently around the bottom edge of the bottle, working your way up the bottle.  You may need to use your finger tips to gently press or align the yarn at times and to make sure it is hugging the bottle. When you reach the end of the tacky glue, paint on more glue and keep spiraling the yarn up the bottle.  Once you run out of yarn, take another piece and begin wrapping from where you left off.
-Trim the last piece of yarn when you reach the top rim of the bottle, and let it set to dry for an hour (or however long the glue takes to dry).
-Put your new colorful bottle out for display, present it as a gift, or use it as a vase by adding water and a fresh cut flower.

          Yarn wrapped bottles by my friend, Carrie Ann.  Thanks for sharing!

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