I decided last week that it was time to give one of our guest rooms a much needed makeover. The room was a hodgepodge of furniture and decor and it lacked any real style. Given my love for all things coastal, it was time to transform the room into coastal decor. I’ve got several projects I’ll be sharing, but this one is so easy, plus it’s a fun upcycle, so I wanted to share it first.
I’m not sure when I bought this bottle of wine and I don’t recall if I even liked it, but I loved the bottle. I stored it away, thinking I would do something with it.
I filled the sink with sudsy warm water and left the bottle to sit in it for about thirty minutes. The labels came off easily and the sticky residue came off.
One of the items I bought for the makeover was a bag full of shells and vase filler. The packaging was this rope bag. When I cut the top of it to remove the shells, I saw how much the shape of it looked like a bottle. That’s when I knew what I could do with the wine bottle.
This is almost too easy to give directions for, but I’ll show you how I put it together.
With the bottle inside of the bag, I pulled it tautly around the bottle and pinched it together at the bottom of the neck. Then, I tied it off with a piece of twine.
I poked the excess rope into the bottle and added a couple of dots of hot glue to keep it there.
Using rope that I bought at Michaels, I wound it around the neck. It’s held it place with a dot of hot glue at both ends.
This raffia bow was attached to the packaging of two pillar candles. It’s stiff and has been painted a little.
It’s hot glued to the bottle, just beneath the rope.
I had a package of glass sea shell vase fillers that I bought for another project. I hot glued one of them to the top of the bottle.
It’s a great way to upcycle a pretty bottle. I was pleased that the rope packaging and raffia bow could be used for something.
Don’t you love when you can reuse items like this to make a simple, fun decor piece?
We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties!