Sunday, January 22, 2017

Faux Demijohn Bottle

You know how you see something and think to yourself, I really want that!  And then you look and look and can't find it or you find it and it is way out of your price range.  I have been wanting a demijohn bottle for awhile for my living room and since I couldn't find one, I made one!
When I came home with this large jug of wine, my husband said something about being an alcoholic...I told him it was for a project which just made him get a little smirk on his face.  Yes I drink wine and this bottle took awhile to finish!  If you don't drink wine, you might be able to find an apple juice jug or something similar to use.  I had every intention of tinting this bottle with food coloring and mod podge but after it was emptied and cleaned, the green color of the glass was perfect and it made less work for me.

I soaked off the label and cleaned it inside and out.  Then I let it dry. 
I didn't have a basket or the skills to weave a handle like my inspiration image so I went with the next best thing--twine.  I wrapped it around the neck and secured it in place then took it to the living room where it will live. 
I had a stem of faux pussy-willow that fit perfectly.  It is sitting in front of the new welcome sign my sister-in-law made me for Christmas. 
I noticed that the Carlo Rossi wine bottles come in different shapes so I may have to see about making some more of these faux demijohn bottles.  I still want to try my hand at tinting them as well. 
This was a really fun project and really easy too.  And it was exactly what I wanted! 
I am also thinking of fun things I can put into the bottle like wine corks or lights.  So many fun possibilities!  
We have so much snow here, the garbage man can't pick up our garbage and the mail man can't deliver our mail.  I have been snowed in to the point where my car can't get out of my driveway a few times and we have buildings all over the place collapsing under the weight of the snow.  It's just crazy!  And once this stuff melts, here comes the floods! 

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14 comments:

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Great idea on the demi John.......it looks quite nice.

Wow, sounds pretty bad where ever you live....will say some prayers
for yall.

Blessings,
Nellie

Sarah said...

Clever idea! Stay safe with all that severe weather.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I have also wanted a demijohn bottle. Now if I just drank wine, I'd be set!

Eilis said...

That was a fun way to achieve the demijohn look, especially the drinking the wine part! Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

NanaDiana said...

Nice job, Trisha! What a fun little project...and even more fun drinking the wine to GET to the project. Hope you have a good upcoming week and hope your DH does, too!!! xo Diana

Donna Wilkes said...

I don't usually drink wine by the bottle, but it seems you have come up with the perfect excuse to do so. That is too cute.

marcia said...

So pretty, especially drawn by green tones currently. Stopping by via Share Your Cup.
<3

Kiki Nakita said...

So creative.

Creations By Cindy said...

How darling! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Curtains in My Tree said...


Like the bottle project It looks great and that was a lot of wine to drink LOL

My gosh that is a lot of snow also, here in Mid Missouri we are dry of any snow or sunshine

Jann Olson said...

Well aren't you clever? I have a vintage Clorox bottle that is a beautiful green. I may need to fancy it up a bit! Gosh, that's a lot of snow! We have a lot, but no problems with mail and garbage. Hope it doesn't get any deeper!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Sylvia said...

Trisha, The demijohn turned out really nicely. I was thinking lights inside would be nice but powering them would be the problem to solve. Great thinking to use a wine jug. Sylvia D.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a nice save! I've a couple of old photography dark room bottles and a roll of bailer twine...think I see a project in my future...thanks!

The Charm of Home said...

What a great wine flavor you picked out. Cute idea to make a demijohn. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!