Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jute wrapped wine bottles ~ Ballard Designs inspired

I love Ballard Designs! Love, Love, Love! Especially their Covered Demijohn !
But at $54.99 (the sale price as of 2 Dec 2011), this was not meant to be.

While searching my fav blogs, I found a great post from Thrifty Decor Chick, which inspired me even more!

Using wine bottles I already had (because you never know when you will be inspired to do a new wine bottle project!), I created my version....

Jute - About $4
Wine bottles (or any glass bottle) - No cost (recycled)
Hot glue

Project Instructions
Soak the bottles to remove the labels and dry.
Starting at the top, wrap the jute around the bottle, tucking it under itself. Continue wrapping to hide its "tail" and dot with hot glue.

Then, wrap as you are inspired to! I love the green glass of the wine bottle, so I spun the jute down on some of the versions to let the light shine through.  Dot with hot glue to hold the jute in place.

When you get to the bottom, loop the jute under itself to lock it in place.

I also used an empty olive oil bottle and an old honey bottle for other versions. Any glass bottle you find interesting works great!  These bottles have raised letters on them, so it creates a more antique look, I think.

I love the color and texture of the jute!

Enjoy more!

Like the idea? I would be honored for you to link back to this post

This project was featured here!...

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  1. I love these!! I think I might *borrow* your idea. :) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you, Mrs. Jones! I'm glad you like the idea! Please link back to the post to help spread the word! Have fun!

  3. Great idea-they turned out super charming! Stopping by from Funky Junks- I host a weekend like party at my blog on the weekends as well if you would like to come share sometime!

  4. Love your blog and this project - so pretty! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of jute craft projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  5. Terrrific Idea! And its very eye-catching too. The wine bottles have completely transformed by this creative idea. Cheers for that!

    Jessica x

  6. Do you know how many yards of jute it takes to wrap a full wine bottle?

    1. Sorry. No, I didn't measure. I think I was able to use one roll for several though.

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