You might remember from my first blog where I posted about the process creating our wedding centerpieces. If not, in a nutshell we:
- collected a TON of empty wine bottles from local restaurants
(most of which were donated from Cali D and my awesome MOH)
- de-labled close to 50 bottles
- cut the bottoms out of each bottle
Cutting bottles is alot harder than it sounds and what YouTube tutorials might show! You need to be extremely patient and slow so the cuts are perfect and your bottle still stands without its bottom. And sometimes imperfect breaks happen even after the perfect cut and all your efforts are for not...
In which case I hope you have a full bottle of wine nearby
In the end, it was totally worth it!
So what do you do with 50 empty, bottomless wine bottles?
I have seen hanging lanterns before and decided how can I make mine different?
Bingo! Monogram them! They can be left standing like at our wedding, or hanging like the one above.
We also incorporated around 1,000 corks in decor.
|...including a cork backdrop for our cake|
And filling a dozen vase-within-a-vase with corks
So what do you do with thousands of corks after your cork backdrop is destroyed in 1/1000 the time it took to create it?
|A monogram, of course!|
Haven't decided if I want to keep this either free standing or create a muscadine vine wreath with this hanging in the center. Who knows, maybe both!
If there's enough interest in the engraved wine bottles or the monogram cork letters, I just might open up an Etsy shop. Think I should??