DIY Yarn Wrapped Bottles

I am watching the strangest show right now. I haven’t quite decided how I feel about it yet, but I can’t seem to stop watching. It’s a British show called “Supersized vs. Superskinny.” Basically, they’ve taken this guy who is extremely underweight with poor eating habits, and this girl who is overweight with equally poor eating habits, put them in a house together for a week and swapped each others diets. So the underweight kid has to eat what the overweight lady eats for a week and the overweight lady eats what the underweight kid eats for a week. Supposedly the point is to open their eyes to their own eating habits. Kinda weird, but seems to be working? Just in case that’s not enough, there’s also a segment on how big woman’s butts have gotten in Britain thrown in there. Complete with farm work, butt wraps and simulated surf boards, it’s a peculiar show to say the least. And just when I thought this show couldn’t get any stranger, there are now shirtless Chippin’ Dale dudes going to the grocery store to quiz people on which meal has the most calories. Wow.

Needless to say, neither caffeine pills for breakfast nor chips and chocolate for lunch are the reason why I’m writing this tonight.  I’ve got a simple little DIY project for you. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we’re hosting a dinner at the coffee bar. I decided we should probably get a little bit festive around here, so when I came across this idea for recycling glass bottles, I jumped on it (mostly because our recycling bin was beyond overflowing).  All you need is a glass bottle, some yarn in colors of your choice  (I chose a red wine and a cream colored yarn to stick with the V-day theme), a glue gun with several sticks of glue, and a pair of scissors. First decide on a pattern, I  chose just a basic pattern of red, white, red, white, every other row.
Starting at the bottom of the bottle, place a glob of hot glue and stick both ends of the yarn to the bottle. (I did both strands of yarn at the same time so I didn’t have to bother switching the colors back and forth each time, this saved a bunch of time) Continuing along the edge, keep adding glue then wrapping the yarn, pulling it tight to stick. Continue this all the way up to the top.  Cut the ends of the yarn and then attach them with a small dab of glue.  Easy as pie!  Actually MUCH easier than pie if you ask me.  These are so simple it’s almost addicting.  You can use these bottles for all types of decorating, but I put mine to use as flower vases on each of the cafe tables. So go ahead, get yourself a classic Coca-cola or a bottle of IBC root beer and then get crafting.

Gotta go, here comes another episode of this whacko show…

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One thought on “DIY Yarn Wrapped Bottles

  1. Natalie says:

    Awww, makes me miss the coffee bar 😦 and I wanted to see those cute little word hearts too. You know, the ones you found on pinterest Just kidding ; )

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