I really like glass bottles and most of those come from discarded bottles of wine and other alcohol.
They come in such fascinating shapes, it seems like such a waste throwing them away.
This tutorial is a lot like the wine bottle lampshade tutorial. But this one is even easier (if that's possible!)
Things you need:
- spools of yarn or wool in various colours and textures
- adhesive (dendrite or fevicol, not regular glue)
- a paint brush you don't mind throwing away
- bottles of any shape or size.
What you need to do:
- Coat the bottle, bottom up in adhesive. Don't do the whole thing at one go. Just enough to apply a single/double rounds of yarn/wool. The glue dries up quickly. This takes an awful lot of time. But hey, if you have started, then clearly you have time on your hands.
- Tightly wrap the yarn/wool around the bottle.
- Repeat if you are using many colours.
And here we have it!
O, and this is the best part of this technique. You can do the same thing with letters.
Just cut out letters on thick, hard cardboard, or buy them from craft stores or home decor stores, like Reliance TimeOUT, Lifestyle, Westside. Then wrap the letters in newspaper or some sort of glue-friendly paper. Then go nuts with yarn, thread, wool and make you own wall art, or name plates for your kids!!
I really think the best part of all this is not the fun you have when making it (assuming you like making things with your hands), it's how they are little pieces of decor that make your home stand out! Enough of the store-bought same old! Time to go indie, peeps.
Images: googleimages. None of the images belong to me.