SUPPLY LIST FOR ST. PATRICK’S DIY WINE BOTTLES:
- Old wine bottles (it’s always a bummer when you’re forced to drink in the name of crafting, but how else can you do fun wine bottle DIY projects?!)
- Drop cloth
- Green Rust-Oleum spray paint
- Painter’s tape
- Black DecoArt paint
- Foam brush
- Champagne corks
- Wood circles/chips
- Rubber cement (or a hot glue gun)
- Gold DecoArt paint
- Gloves (optional)
- Small paint brush
- Gold ribbon
HOW TO: ST. PATRICK’S DIY WINE BOTTLES:
1. Take the labels off your wine bottles.
I’ve gotten a few questions about the best way to do this.
I’m planning to put a post together soon, because after years of scraping sticky labels off old jars and bottles, I’ve become an expert in this. We all have our talents. (I might need more hobbies.)
2. Spray paint the wine bottles.
I gave them two coats. Let them dry.
3. Use painter’s tape to tape off a ‘belt’ for your leprechaun.
I even brought a ruler downstairs with me so I could make sure the belt was in the same place on each bottle and then immediately abandoned that idea and just eyeballed it.
I set the buttons on the wine bottle for placement and went with it.
4. Paint on the black belt.
I used a foam brush for this, it was one of those quick painting things a foam brush was perfect for.
Then take the painter’s tape off.
5. Glue your champagne corks to the wood chips to make a leprechaun hat.
You could use regular wine corks, but I think the champagne corks look more like little hats.
Honestly, I don’t even drink champagne (hello, headache), but our neighbor does, and he knows me so well, he saves wine corks for us (me).
Love good neighbors!
Paint them gold.
6. Paint the buttons gold.
I mentioned my button collection when I made these Christmas tree cards.
Hey, at least I’m finally doing something with the buttons after saving them for all those years!
Since we had to use paint we already had for this challenge, and I didn’t have any gold spray paint on hand (I know, shocking, considering the spray paint collection in my craft closet), I went with this gold paint I had, which meant I needed to use a brush.
I really like this gold paint though so I’m okay with it! (But spray paint would definitely be easier if you’re starting this project from scratch!)
I put gloves on to hold the buttons/corks just so I wouldn’t end up with paint all over my hands.
Note, I’ve gotten this gold paint on my hands during previous projects, and it does wash off easily.
Let it all dry, touch up any spots you missed and let it dry again.
7. Glue the buttons onto the black ‘belt’ and the hats to the top of the bottles.
For one of the wine bottles, I just used a little rubber cement to glue a gold ribbon on like a scarf.
Apparently this one is a girl leprechaun.
Three less wine bottles (yay for wine bottle DIY projects!) and a little less paint in my collection. Kalen is thrilled.
Such a fun St. Patrick’s DIY, right?!