Thursday, April 05, 2012
Twine Wrapped Bottles
Between our formal living area and our kitchen/family room is an open pass-thru window. I really struggled with how to decorate this area, and even created a pinboard specific for this space.
After much research, I finally decided to go ultra-frugal and collect glass bottles for this space. I wanted a variety of shapes and heights, so I used all different types of bottles.... wine bottles, olive oil bottles, vinegar bottles, liquor bottles. I asked everyone I knew to save bottles for me.
After I collected a good number, I purchased several rolls of twine from Home Depot. Rubber cement was applied to the top of the bottle to hold the twine in place, and then I just started wrapping. I would apply rubber cement to areas that were more curved, or when the twine would slip away. I kept pushing the twine back together to make it tight- didn't want any of the glass poking through!
My wrapping isn't perfect, and there were a few times I had to backtrack to make sure everything was covered. However, I'm convinced this was the perfect project for this space! I've thought that I could add flowers (real or artificial) to the bottles as I choose, or I could stick a taper candle into the tops of the bottles for some soft lighting.
I've played with a couple of arrangements, too.
Or all spread out.
What do you prefer?
What other ideas do you have for dressing up the bottles as seasons change and holidays pass?