Hi ya’ll! I’m Ashley from How Do U Like Them Apples?
I am a novice mother, a loving wife, and an obsessive & impatient crafter. My husband is quite the handy-man, but travels for work most weeks, thus I am left holding the electric drill, literally. I currently borrow sewing machines from who ever is crazy enough to hand one over. I collect (obsessively) fabrics of all kind, scrapbook papers, picture frames, stamps and new ‘gadgets’ to aid in my crafty endeavors. I also have a huge Craft Graveyard and I like to pile things in corners around my house, car, etc. (which drives my husband nutz).
Needed Supplies: 1. Scrapbook paper of your choice-I used two prints, one for each layer of lable 2. Adhesive-I used the really sticky double sided tape for scrapbooking (with red backing) 3. Paper cutter or scissors4. Sharpie or other type of marker5. Pre-cut letters (optional)-letters can be hand drawn, traced from a stencil, printed from your computer, or use stickers 6. Glass bottles-mine are IBC bottles, but any bottles you have lying around will do, even bottles of different shapes and sizes would look nice together. I think an amber colored glass bottle would be great, too.
I bought my Alphabet letters from Target (from the $1 bin). I had some great ideas for Halloween to use these self sticking chip board letters, BUT I forgot I had ever bought them. So, I figured this would be a great project to start using what I have on hand
Grab one of your glass bottles and measure around the bottle. I used a piece of paper, wrapped it around the bottle, and held the paper with my finger where I needed to cut my paper. Make sure to have at least 1 inch of paper to overlap the edges once the paper is wrapped around the bottle. I cut my strips of paper like such: Flower background print: 3.25″ x 9″ Orange/Gold stripe print: 2.5″ x 9″ I glued my strips together first, then wrapped them around the bottles. I used my double sided tape to adhere one end of my strip to the bottle, and then the other end to overlap.
What to do? I know! To use Thanks bottles for Mantle, I used:
1. Silk/faux flowers-in color(s) of your choice (I bought mine at Walmart for about $1 per bunch-I used two bunches)
2. Faux grass or other tall greenery (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby when their flowers were 50% off-I used one bunch, see bottom of picture)
3. Wire/Floral cutters-to cut your flowers apart and your stems to the correct size
I hope to catch you over at How Do U Like Them Apples? in the future. Come check out a few of my other projects like my New Hairstyle, flooring for my Woman Cave, our Master Bedroom Artwork & our little Sink Escapade.