Thursday, 31 May 2012

One green bottle...

Every other Monday we put out our recycle box full of glass, metal and paper for collection. Occasionally (ahem!) there's a wine bottle in the box. Now, what with my twine obsession and my need to save the 'occasional' wine bottle from the crusher, I came up with this...
Twine can be messy as it sheds as you manipulate it; glue is best used in a well ventilated area - so I sat outside in the sunshine and began my task.

I started at the top of the bottle, securing the twine with 'all purpose' glue. I then gradually worked my way down the bottle, applying glue as I went along. 

It's here that a glue gun would have been very handy - I need to get one!
Covering the bottle was a slow process, but worth taking the time to get it reasonably neat. An extra pair of hands (a la my husband) was very useful, allowing me to keep the twine tension.
Now for the finishing touch, a simple fabric flower, made from a tea towel I picked up at a bargain shop.

39 comments :

  1. I love this! Such a good idea. I love Twine - I seem to go through lots of it!
    Claire x

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  2. Pretty and rustic at the same time. Lovely!

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  3. I bet this took forever to make but it was worth it I'm sure. The flower ads that extra touch of glam.

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  4. Awesome idea - pinned it!

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  5. Oooh I like this! Super cute, and easy on the budget, that always helps :) Here from the Freedom hop, and now following. Would love for you to come by and visit sometime too!

    Hugs, Tanya

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  6. That's a great bottle! I love the twine silhouette on the finished piece. Lovely work :)

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  7. Oh Where? Oh Where, could I find a wine bottle? Maybe just maybe "someone" put one in my recycle box? Oh yes, I found one! Lol I like this,(if I can find two) I could make matching candlestick holders? Thanks so much for sharing at Freedom Fridays! Hope you are enjoying your weekend especially since, I believe there's this HUGE celebration going on in your part of the world. Happy Diamond Jubilee!!

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  8. This looks great,would love you to stop by and link up to my Creative Mondays hop which opens later today ? thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment :)

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    1. Thanks for linking up with us,pinned your great bottle :)

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  9. This is great! I bet it took a fair bit of time! The flower finishes it off brilliantly. :)

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  10. I love it - very effective, and the flower finished it beautifully x

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  11. What a great idea. Bet you haven't just finished the wine when you started on it :)
    The flower really sets it off. Ali x

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  12. That is very pretty and love it with the flower.Would be a nice thing to do while sitting in the sun. Have a good week! Mich x

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  13. Wow. Where do you come up with these ideas. That is great.

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  14. Really pretty and I love the flower. You do know you will have to buy and drink more wine if you want to make another one! :)

    Jan x

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  15. Ah I love it! I think. Think I could find a wine bottle or 2 to give it a try! x

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  16. Love the rosette- finishes it off perfectly

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  17. I know this took awhile but it was well worth the effort! It looks really good with your fabric flower!

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  18. It's brilliant and the little red flower adds a perfect touch.

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  19. I just did something very similar this afternoon...but I started from the bottom:)...and I have a glue gun. Love the flower on the side!

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  20. Brilliant idea and real upcycling

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  21. fantastic idea, just had to pin it. Like yourself i do occasionally have a wine bottle empty.....(Looks to the right and whistles)

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  22. looks great, well done.Love the fabric for the flower cant believe it was a tea towel!

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  23. Super cute. Twine is awesome! Thanks for sharing at my Pinteresting Party this week.

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  24. So, so cute and saved from going to the landfill too! That little flower is the perfect finishing touch.

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  25. Wow, you have far more patience than me!

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  26. I love this idea, it takes me back to the 70's.... ooops I'm showing my age. The flower is great, it looks lovely.

    Jan :)

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  27. I love this! Such a simple idea that looks so good. I can imagine finding something like this in an expensive homewares store! X

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  28. I just love this idea. It's very simple, but clever! I have a few wine bottles lying around that I could fashion a few for my apartment. Cute blog! :)

    Jess
    http://thedelightfulcrafter.blogspot.com

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  29. Gorgeous, I love it's new look! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  30. I LOVE THIS! Thanks so much for sharing at A Pinteresting Link Party!

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  31. what a pretty idea! i also made this with one transparent and very plain flower vase I bought years ago. but yours looks prettier than mine ^^) Thanks for sharing!

    have a fab weekend.

    Hugs,
    Lelanie @ to-sew-with-love.com

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  32. So awesome! What a great tutorial! We would LOVE for you to stop over and link this post up and any others in our Crafty Showcase. Our showcase runs from Sat-Thur and then on Friday our designers pick their favorite to be featured.

    Stop on over and share! We even have a linky for ETSY and Crafty Businesses. http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/06/09/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-5/#

    Thanks, Susie @Bowdabra

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  33. Love the twine wrapped bottles and I love your embellishment! Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  34. This is too cute~ thanks for linkin up~ Hope to see you again tomorrow!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  35. I am totally doing this one!!! LOVE it! Thanks for linking it up and co-hosting the DIY SHowcase!
    Jen @ PinkWhen.com

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