Bison Pride twine wine vase
Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 15:09
Disclaimer: This is not a project only intended for women; I promise men can do it too. Men, try surprising your girlfriend or your mom with your hidden crafting skills by giving them flowers that will never die.
If you are the type of person that wants to show off your Bison pride in your living space without having to hang a poster of Brock Jensen on your wall, this twine wine vase is the project for you.
This twine wine vase only takes a half hour to complete and costs less than $30 for all of the materials -- or less if you already have some of the materials on hand.
Instead of throwing away an old wine bottle, or tea bottle if you are not 21, reuse it. This twine wine vase can go just about anywhere -- kitchen, bedroom, living room, dining room or bathroom -- wherever you want to display your love for green and gold.
Most of the materials can be found in the craft section of Walmart or at any craft store in the Fargo-Moorhead area including Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Here are the steps and materials necessary for crafting this one-of-a-kind twine wine vase.
What you will need (prices may vary):
Empty glass bottles (preferably old wine or tea bottles)
Wide twine, 10 yards $9.95
Mini sized glue gun $2.97
Mini sized 4-inch glue sticks, 30 count. $3.97
3 long-stemmed faux yellow/gold daisies $2.99
Step 1: Message on a bottle.
Chances are the wine or old tea bottle you rescued for this project has a label. Instead of spending money on Goo Gone to remove the label, try soaking the bottle in hot soapy water for roughly 10 minutes. This will loosen the label and cause it to slide off with a gentle scrub. While the bottle is soaking, you may plug in your glue gun.
Step 2: Stuck on glue.
Once the label is removed, make sure to dry the bottle completely. Once the bottle is completely dried, you can begin gluing the twine onto the outside of the bottle. Starting at the bottom of the bottle, squirt a line of glue around the base. After gluing, quickly and firmly press the twine onto the glue before it begins to dry. Working upward, continue gluing the twine circularly around the bottle. Make sure each row of twine is glued closely to the previous row of twine so there are no awkward spaces between each row. Once you’ve glued twine all the way around the bottle, all you have to do is snip off the end of the twine. Glue the end of the to seal it so it doesn’t fray later on.
Step 3: Please don’t forget the daisies.
As soon as the bottle is finished, all you have to do is stick faux yellow/gold flowers (I used daisies) into the mouth of the vase. You may have to snip the bottom of each stem a little bit so they aren’t sticking awkwardly far out. Bend each flower head so that they are facing outward instead of upward.
Alas, you now have a cute decorative piece to match your Bison pride.