Thursday, August 11, 2011

Repurposing My Wine Labels ...

Just a little non-descript project I thought I'd share.  When I opened our wine cooler the other day, I found that two identical wine labels had fallen off of their bottles due to being in there for so long (admittedly, we're not *big* wine drinkers).  As I was about to throw them away, I glanced over at a plain glass hurricane that I have on the kitchen island ... that's when the lightbulb went off ....

I grabbed my glue stick and applied the matching wine labels to the front and back of the hurricane. 

Realizing I needed a couple more labels, I pulled out two more matching bottles of wine that still had their labels attached.  I soaked the bottles in hot water and the labels floated right off!  I then applied them to the hurricane while they were still wet ... they stuck right to the glass, without the need for the glue stick.

I also tucked mini bunches of colored faux grapes around the base of my battery operated candle.

Now, it helps to complete the wine theme vignette I created (which sits on top of an oversized placemat from Pottery Barn), consisting of a glass apothecary jar filled with wine corks (with faux grapes nestled beside it), along with the scattered wine corks on the other side.

This will probably be my last *summer-y* vignette, as it's time to start thinking about Fall decor!

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Moral of the story ... if you have a wine theme anywhere in your home, why not save your wine labels and add a little pizazz to your plain glass hurricanes!  I'm going to try this on a lamp shade, too!

Have a great day.

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