I got a catalogue in the mail the other day from something called Napa Style. I don’t know if it’s 100% from Napa or just sort of a Fred Franzia Napa style. But they had the item shown above listed as “big bottle wine hurricanes.” Yes, empty bottles, albeit big bottles, priced $99 – $249! How hard is it to cut a wine bottle and make your own “hurricanes” with big bottles left over from your last party or gotten from a restaurant? Not hard, it turns out.
Although you can technically make a glass from any bottle, I prefer wine bottles because they are much thicker than your typical bottle. Beer bottles in particular are very thin and more likely to break and cut you. You'll also notice that most wine bottles have a big "dimple" on the bottom called the "PUNT". It is OK on a bottle, but not so nice in a drinking glass. Some people like the punt and glasses made from these bottles are often referred to as "punt glasses". I prefer the flat-bottomed bottles commonly used with certain types of white wines.
If you’re new here, welcome! I’m AmberLee, and Giverslog is my place to share recipes , gift ideas , pretty wrapping ideas, and whatever else is on my mind. And if you have a moment, stop by my chocolate shop, The Ticket Kitchen . In the meantime, happy thrifting! UPDATE: Find a simple trick I discovered to make a single-layer cake stand out of any candlestick right here . At long last, here is the much-requested thrifted cake stand tutorial.
If you’re new here, welcome! I’m AmberLee, and Giverslog is my place to share recipes , gift ideas , pretty wrapping ideas, and whatever else is on my mind. I also own an online chocolate shop, The Ticket Kitchen . Stop by if you get a moment! Are you ready for a peek at how my new stands turned out? I’m more than a little thrilled with them.
This time of year I always get the urge to buy school supplies . When I was growing up I loved getting new pencils, notebooks, and folders along with some new shoes and clothes to start the new school year off right. Since I have no need to buy school supplies anymore I came up with a project that would have me needing to take a stroll down the school supply aisle to buy some very elementary school supplies - crayons. I recently saw a very avant garde canvas where the artist melted crayons to create art. I thought it was so unique and wanted to try it out. Creating this piece of art is a little bit like when you made Spin Art as a kid - you don't know how it is going to turn out.
I do a lot of little projects around here. I rarely share them here on the blog. I have decided that it was high time I did so. You shouldn't just come here to snicker at my rose eating camel or my sandy nosed kids...no you should also come away with at least something interesting that you might try at home. So today, if you are willing to give it a try, we will make something with one of my all time favorite things...
The Shabby Creek Cottage - interior design and home remodeling on a budget: 31 days: Book page garlandI think I’m gettin’ my creative mojo back! Today’s post isn’t technically Halloween, but it is part of my Halloween mantle (which you’ll see later this week), so I think it counts :) I love working with book pages. Maybe it’s because I’m a writer and I love being surrounded by words where ever I can squeeze them in, but I also love the look of the written word on a page. For this project I used nearly an entire hard back book from the Dollar Tree, some left over coffee for staining the pages, and my trusty stapler. Oh and staples – lots and lots and LOT o’ staples.
This project is a great way to cozy up your couch in the Winter time! Not only does it add warmth and texture to the room they just inviting. Aren't they? :)
This is why you need a FULL box for this project. The thing kinda needs a base. So, cut out one of the remaining sides of your box. You CAN glue the tree together and on to the base now, but I recommend you wait.
For years I worked as the manager of a day spa here in California, and while it was quite the stressful job, there were many benefits that came with it! Now a days I dream of the luxuries of body scrubs, facials and waxing. That being said, all the benefits (and silky smooth skin) in the world won’t compare to working at a job I love. And I LOVE being a designer. I feel so fortunate to run my own business with the chance to be creative every day. But since life needs balance, and silky smooth skin; I mix up a batch of this Vanilla Olive Oil Sugar Scrub from time to time.
These little fridge magnets were so easy and fun to make… I couldn’t get myself to stop… Start with clear, glass craft pebbles–size 3/4″ and 1-1/2″ worked well with 3/4 in magnet buttons. I found all this at Walmart–but I’ve seen them at the dollars store too. You just have to keep your eyes open and snag them when you can.
Grandma’s stain spray is so simple to make. And saved my favorite shirt. Okay. One of my favorite shirts.
Make a statement piece in your home out of supplies you already have on hand! I designed my oversized fabric garland chandelier to fit over our table but you could also use it in a corner that needs a little more excitement, above a reading nook in a child's bedroom, or as the backdrop for your next holiday party. You'll need: 1 wire cooling rack, 2-3 yards of fabric in different shades, 1 strand of twinkle lights, 1 white extension cord, lace, chenille, embroidery thread, a needle, two hooks that screw into a wall, a drill. 1. cut strips of fabric in varying widths (1/2" - 2") for depth. 2. create texture with strips by stitching loosely through them with embroidery thread and then bunching them up before tying a knot. Spread them out evenly along your thread and leave enough string at the end to tie it to the cooling rack. 3.
resurrection fern « Deck the Porch with Greens and Berries, FA LA LA LA LA | Main | How to Make Floating Flower Stones » November 24, 2008 How to Make Ice Wreaths I had so many lovely comments on the ice wreath hung on the garden gate yesterday that I decided to let anyone who doesn't already know in on how to make them.
Okay kids, for leaving me all those wonderful and inspiring comments, I give you: Watercolor Stencil Portraiting - The Tutorial! Bear with me, it's almost midnight and I am exhausted, and I leave for vacation tomorrow.