Saturday, 17 November 2012

DIY Gift Light

So I decided to make part of my best friend's birthday gift.

All you need for this little project is:
-A wine bottle
-Frosted glass spray
-Glass paint
-Christmas lights
-Glue gun and glue sticks

The first thing you need to (obviously) do is clean out and dry the wine bottle.  Next, take your bottle and glass spray out into a well ventilated area that isn't too cold (which isn't too easy to do right now with the current weather situation...).  Make sure you have some newspaper under your bottle and start to spray the bottle with the frosted glass spray.  You may need more than one coat depending on the bottle.  I did about 3 coats.  I let my bottle dry overnight.

The next day I painted the letter "M" on the bottle with glass paint ("M" for "Melanie" - my best friend's name).  Then I let it dry overnight again.

The following day I measured out some ribbon and took out my glue gun and attached the ribbon to the wine bottle.  I also added some gemstones to jazz it up a bit more.

The final step is super easy!!!!  Push some Christmas lights into the bottle and here ya go!