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When I began planning my wedding I thought I had it all figured out. I wouldn’t worry about centrepiece decorations or table numbers. Keep it simple. Why not?  The more time that went on I realized that maybe it might be necessary to prevent guests from blindly wandering like lemmings to a cliff by having table numbers; and that, maybe I should place some kind of decoration on the table – only so guests didn’t think they were lost in a desert of sparse burlap.

The  proverbial bulb was lit when I realized I could re-use the incessant collection of empty booze bottles we had lying around the house. I am ashamed to admit this easily reached double figures. For the record, most of them were vodka.

So then began my crafty task to makover these celebratory reminders,  into something a little more becoming.

These little guys are not just limited to weddings- you can decorate as few or as many as you like to display in your humble abode. Below is an example of the happy made-over bottles collaborating with my happy sunflower friends.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Small or large bottles. Keeping in mind that you will need:
  • Pliers -( if there is metal around the neck).
  • Burlap. Approximately 70mm h x 27mm w should suffice for most bottles
  • Twine
  • Coloured buttons – to suit your theme

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METHOD:

  1. Use pliers to pull of the metal collar around the neck of the bottlepliers
  2. Soak the bottles (preferably overnight), in soapy water. Scratch the labels off using a butter knife. This is by far the hardest part of the whole procedure
  3. Take the twine and thread a large button around 30cm down the linetwine
  4. Wrap the twine 3 time around the burlap, around the bottle, attempting to keep the burlap overlap at the front, underneath the button
  5. Tie a bow with the twinebottle_closeup
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The final product should fit at least one large sized sunflower, or a spray of any other flowers you would like to use.

Enjoy!

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Hollie

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