Tuesday, November 23, 2010

DIY: yarn bottles.

over the weekend i worked, hung out with the mister watching anthony bourdain no reservations (he loves it) and worked on these little yarn bottles.

they are a project i'm working on for my wintery tablescape collaboration with Debbie and i am so excited to share them with you!
wrapping yarn around these clear lambrusco bottles i recently polished off was time-consuming but so worth it in the end:

i started at the top of the bottle and worked my way down. first i tied a knot around the top then wrapped the rest of the yarn around the hanging string from the knot.

for the best results pull the string semi-tightly when you wrap it. don't wrap it so tight that it bunches up (especially for thinner string) but just enough so that is stays in place.
finally when i got to the bottom of the bottle i used fabric glue to bind the end of the string to the rest of the wrapped string.

so far i've finished a cranberry one and two cream colored ones. i'm thinking about using them for my thanksgiving table as well!
i'll be working on some more projects for thanksgiving/our tablescape throughout the week and i can't wait to share them with you all ;-)

tomorrow-another wedding photo or two!


  1. Love this idea, with a candle in the bottle too!!

  2. guuurl... you're KILLIN' me! brilliant. i was just lamenting to tec the other day about not being able to recycle glass with our city recycling program and then you show up with this amazing little diy for all our empty wine bottles, jam jars and spaghetti sauce! good job, sister. good job.

  3. can't wait to see the table pics! this is sucha great idea

  4. The Bliss Angel Prints lightweight yarns make for perfect baby items and feathery scarfs. garn



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