Painted Wine Bottles

With the holiday season here, I thought this week I would try and do something festive. Pinterest has a million fun Christmas projects to choose from so it was a tough decision on what to pick. Painted wine bottles are something easy and cheap to create so I thought I would attempt to do it. I got inspired by a few different pins I found and thought I would combine a few styles.

I loved the sparkle of these wine bottles and how “Christmasy” it looked. So I went to Hobby Lobby and bought glitter spray paint in silver and gold. They happen to have a sale going on for 30% off so I got each bottle for only $5!

I have also always wanted to try and use chalkboard spray paint so I thought I would combine the glitter from the top picture with this version of the chalkboard paint below.

I already had leftover wine bottles at my house that my roommates and I finished (and don’t worry we are all of age :)). The chalkboard paint was also on sale for $4 so I only spent about $16 total! I also bought primer to spray on the bottles first.

Priming the bottles went smoothly but when I moved on to the glitter paint, my spray cans stopped working half way through.

So this project turned out to be a fail….but only for now. I really want to redo this because it is still easy and I loved the way it started to look. If your going to try this please don’t get discouraged by my mishap. I believe it is possible!

Supplies I used:

  • 3 wine bottles
  • Warm soapy water (to take off wine labels)
  • 2 cans of glitter spray paint (silver and gold)
  • White primer spray paint
  • Old newspapers or any sort of covering for surface you will be painting on

Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy Holidays! Stay tuned for my corrections and let’s hope it turns out right the second time!

Does anyone else have any fun holiday crafts they are trying out? I’d love some more ideas to add to my Christmas board!

DIY Towel Rod Necklace Holder

How many of you girls out there hate when your necklaces get tangled and it takes forever to untangle them? I know I do. Well you’re in luck because I found this great solution to solve that problem!

About a year ago, I found this pin on Pinterest and showed my sister. We both thought it was the coolest thing. Then on Christmas my sister bought me the towel rod and shower curtain hangers to put it together. Well since this blog has boosted my creativity and ambition  I’m FINALLY putting it together (I know I’m a bad sister).

All there is to it is a towel rod and shower curtain hooks. It was pretty easy to step up but I needed my boyfriend to use the power drill because I wouldn’t trust myself doing it. All you had to do was follow the directions that the towel rod had to set up in its packaging. And that’s it! Easiest project ever.

Now since I didn’t actually buy any of it, I thought I would do a little research and find where to buy the cheapest supplies. Here is a pretty cheap towel rod I found at Walmart. I liked the matte finish that this one has rather than the brass or metal finish. You could also look at TJ Maxx, which I usually find pretty cheap house ware supplies there, or you could always look at Goodwill.

Now for the shower curtain hooks, these are the ones that I have from Target. But I also think these colorful ones from Walmart are really cute!

You can mix and match anything you that you find and for really cheap too! What do you guys think of this inexpensive DIY project? Feel free to share your thoughts.

DIY Flower Wall Art

Hello Everyone!

This weekend I was really in the mood to dig my heels into a project. Something that I’ve really been interested in doing but never thought that I would have to time or patience to do. So as I was searching around on Pinterest I came across this easy do-it-yourself wall art that a fellow blogger did.  It looked like something even I could do and I don’t have an artistic bone in my body.

So Friday I went to Hobby Lobby and bought all the supplies for a total of $14!

  • 1 -16 x 20 canvas (the other blogger only 12 x 16 and I wanted a little bigger one) $7.99
  • 1- 4 oz. grey acrylic paint 3.99
  • 6 pieces of scrapbook paper $0.59 each (which was then 50% off when I checked out!)
  • Foam paint brushes $1.29

I already had a glue gun at home so I didn’t have to buy that. The directions also suggested using Mod Podge but I read in some of the readers comments that when they used it, it ruined the paint on the canvas, so I opted to not do it. I also used a little bit of black paint I had at home to mix with the grey to make it a little darker.

Steps

  1. Paint canvas using the foam brushes. I suggest doing 2 coats.
  2. Cut about a 2 inch strip from the bottom of each scrapbook paper. I really just eyeballed it because I didn’t want them too perfect.
  3. Then cut those strips into 2-3 inch rectangles.
  4. Start cutting at a corner of the paper making a curved cut to the opposite side. Then do the same on the other side of the paper.
  5. Now you should have a leaf shape! Now repeat these steps making larger and smaller shapes.
  6. Once you have a good amount, lay the leaves out on the dry canvas starting with the center circle and working your way out. ( I put my center a little off to the side like the other blogger did too)
  7. As you lay them out, you may have to cut some of them down or make bigger ones. I started with smaller leaves in the center and bigger ones as I worked my way out.
  8. Once you have a layout you like, start hot gluing the leaves down beginning from the center and working your way out again. Be sure to wrap the edges around when the leaves get to the end.

And that’s it! It took me about the length of watching the Packer game to do everything. So not too long! This is the final product! What do you guys think? Leave your comments or other cool projects you have done! Happy Crafting!