As any long-time reader of my blog knows, I love to entertain...I love it. I enjoy hosting guests and hosting parties, and when I do those, I try to make even the smallest things special. Take, for example, the small act of serving water at dinner or a party. Instead of just having guests get a bottle of water from the fridge, I want to take it up a notch. See how I did it below:
- empty, clean,wine bottle
- etching cream
- exacto knife
- stencil (use one pre-made with a design or but and make your own)
- masking or painter's tape
- small paint brush (foam or bristle)
- Acquire a wine bottle--I bought mine, but if not a drinker, don't worry! Plenty of businesses do wine tastings--ask them to save you a bottle for free!
- Clean the wine bottle and soak to remove labels. If that doesn't work, try rubbing alcohol to remove labels.
- Choose a design for your stencil--stencils can be pre-made or you can make your own, like I did. I found a font I liked, printed it out on paper, and traced onto a stencil. I used a green Sharpie just so you could see the tracing better.
- Here it is traced. Notice I was over tracing "water" and just did a "w!" ;)
- Using an exacto knife, or some sharp something that cuts through plastic, cut out the design.
- Take stencil and tape to bottle.
- Using brush, apply a heavy coat of etching cream over design.
- If your stencil is pre-made, wait 1 minute. These types of stencils are self-adhesive as well. If you made your own, like mine, wait at least 5 minutes.
- Rinse off and remove tape & stencil.
- Allow to dry and enjoy! Use a funnel to help add water.
Not a fan of water? Try these ideas:
- soda (be careful it doesn't overflow!)
- sparkling water
- flavored water:
- lemon & lime
- lemon & basil
- more wine bottle ideas
What have you DIYed lately?
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