My mom kept suggesting balloons and I kept shrugging them off. This wasn't a birthday party. This was something classy, something unique, something that needed more than heart-shaped balloons floating in the air.
Plus, I had a red theme going. My favors (the heart-shaped chocolates and the personalized peppermint patties) both had red. My dress was red.
The centerpieces had to be red.
My friend found a great idea of glittered wine bottles online so, on Thanksgiving Eve, the biggest party night of the year, I was home decorating wine bottles.
The centerpieces came out absolutely perfectly and were just what I wanted. A bit of class, a bit of homemade that didn't seem homemade, and under $20 for ten.
Glittered Wine Bottles
What You'll Need:
What You'll Do:
To start, you need wine bottles. I used a combination of red wine and white wine. And a blue Pinnacle vodka bottle because I got desperate. It actually worked well that way. There were green wine bottles for the tables that Pete's dad needed to set aside, a clear wine bottle with red glitter was for our table, and the other wine bottles were tables that were up for grabs.
Take masking tape and wrap it around the top of the bottle. Try to be as straight as possible, but if you're not, it's okay. A little bit of character will do the bottle good.
You're going to need some Mod Podge for the next step. You can buy it in Michael's for $8.99 (less if you use the 40% off coupon) or you can order Modge podge on Amazon.
Cover the entire wine bottle in Mod Podge. I used long thin streaks, but it really doesn't matter. The Mod Podge will dry clear so even it is it uneven or blotchy, it will be fine when it dries. Trust me. I was using the "blot on as much as possible" method when I started and the next day, I couldn't tell the difference in techniques.
Hold the wine bottle over a plate and pour the glitter on it. This is the best technique I found. I tried rolling it, I tried being stingy with the glitter. Nothing worked as well as getting messy and generous with the glitter. I bought a 4oz. glitter bottle and it was enough for nine bottles. The 10th was in red, not white, so that worked out for me.
When you're done, peel off the masking tape. I'd advise you do this over the plate since some excess glitter will fall -- and it's a pain in the rear to clean it up.
You can use some wire cutters or a knife to cut the label off the top of the bottle, but at this point, you probably don't care and will just leave it.
Like I said, I made one red wine bottle, the rest white, and left them to dry overnight.
My mom made a little bit of curled ribbon to come out the top to act like an overflowing bottle of champagne. We placed them on a tray in the middle of the table and surrounded them with the actual favors that my mom sewed.
They fit my criteria (cheap, disposable, and color coordinated to my theme) and everyone loved them. Success.
BRIDAL BABBLE: What do you think of these gl?