If you are a fan of DIY projects, and you enjoy drinking wine, then pour a glass and get workin’ on this seasonal craft!
Here is what you’ll need to spruce up your mantle:
- a pair of scissors
- a spool of wired ribbon
- an empty wine bottle with labels removed (all shapes and sizes will work)
- a string of miniature holiday lights
- stickers or metallic markers (optional)
Step one: Begin by washing out the wine bottle and removing the labels. Let the bottle dry for 30 minutes to an hour.
Step two: Once the bottle has aired out, carefully feed the string of lights down into the bottle leaving the power adapter accessible. When you’re finished, go ahead and plug that bad boy in. If you are unhappy with the way it lights up, feel free to stick the end of a wooden spoon into the bottle to maneuver them around a bit.
Step three: Use your wired ribbon to make a decorative bow. If this is your first time attempting a fancy bow, watch this YouTube video for step-by-step instructions. It’s a great tutorial for beginners.
Step four: Fasten the bow to the neck of the bottle using leftover ribbon.
Step five: Decorate the bottle with stickers or metallic markers if you please.
Step six: Place this gem on your mantle and light it up.