Happy Thursday, everyone! Today I’m going to share with you yet another project inspired by Pinterest. Quel surpris, non? I felt like whipping up a quick and easy project so that I could spend the rest of the evening reading and relaxing, and I figured this was perfect for a quick dose of crafty goodness. I decided to wing it rather than following a tutorial, and I’m sure I would have had an easier time of it if I had done so, but on the whole I’m pleased with the outcome, and I can only improve from here!
DIY Yarn Wrapped Bottles
- Empty wine or beer bottle
- Yarn (many colors or one, up to you!)
- Glue gun
- Mod Podge
Step 1: Rinse and let dry an empty wine bottle. Pull off any foil from the top of the bottle, but don’t worry about any other labels since they’ll be covered by the yarn anyway.
Step 2: Using your glue gun, put a dab of hot glue near the bottom of the bottle, and use it to secure the end of your yarn. Then, start wrapping the yarn around the outside of the bottle, using dabs of hot glue here and there to secure it.
Step 3: Once you have a good, secure start, begin painting the bottle with Mod Podge and using that as the adhesive to hold the yarn. Using Mod Podge was a lot faster and a lot less bumpy, although I did get a lot of Mod Podge all over my fingers!
Step 4: Continue wrapping all around the outside of the bottle, and when you reach the top of the bottle (or wherever you want to stop), secure the end of the yarn with hot glue.
I started at the top and went down the bottle, which was definitely a mistake, and gave me problems around the neck of the bottle where it started to flare out. The yarn didn’t stick well with the Mod Podge, and started to bunch up on itself. If you look at the close-up, you can see my sad, lumpy neck. Otherwise, though, it looks pretty nice, I think. Try using different colors and textures of yarn, or try only wrapping part of the bottle for an extra jolt of customization.
Eventually, I’m going to make this bottle into an oil lamp. My mother gave me a really cool wine bottle wick and plug for Christmas, so I just need to get some lamp oil. You could also use as a nice little bud vase, or just as a decoration. What will you use your wrapped bottles for?