Are you looking for a fun and unique wedding favor? Do you have a pile of empties in your garage or kitchen that need to be utilized?
Why not turn them into a wedding table flower vase?
Wedding center pieces tend to add up, especially if you purchase them in sets. But if you make your own out of cost effective wine bottles you save quite a bit, not to mention you get a set of center pieces that are truly unique.
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to turn your empty wine bottles into the perfect wedding decoration.
Items you’ll need:
-An empty wine bottle (if you don’t have enough lying around try asking friends, family, and local bars for their empties)
-Flowers (your wine bottle and flowers can match in color if you like)
-A bottle cutter (if you don’t have one the highest in price they range is around $40, well worth it in the long run)
-A candle (and eventually, matches to light the candle)
- Clean the bottle thoroughly in warm soapy water. Try to scrape off as much of the original label as possible.
- Score the bottle using the bottle cutter. It’s important to maintain pressure on the bottle toward the back end of the bottle cutter. The lines should be even and match up with each other at the end, but if they don’t it’s easily corrected. (Please note that the sound scoring glass makes isn’t exactly pleasant, so you may also want to invest in earplugs or play some Heavy Metal with the volume turned to 11)
- Slowly rotate the scored line of the bottle over a candle flame. Maintain inward pressure on the bottle, gently flipping and pushing the neck and the bottom rim toward the center.
- Take an ice cube and quickly slide it around the scored edge to cool it down.
Wala! Now you have a brand new flower vase that can be given away as wedding decoration, a birthday gift, even a holiday present. Attach one of the many expertly designed labels or gift tags available from Labels on the Fly to complete the look and you’re finished.
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