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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