I'm in a mermaid club and we're thinking of holding a party to celebrate our first anniversary. I've been looking for inspiration for an underwater theme and one thing I see repeatedly is fishing floats - glass orbs surrounded by a knotted rope. Chambord (black raspberry liqueur) comes in spherical bottles, so I thought I'd try using a miniature one to craft a tiny float for this challenge. I can use it for a table centrepiece for the party, or I might even upgrade to a full size bottle!
(Here's what they're supposed to look like BTW! http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Large_glass_floats-9-2.jpg
Sadly my bottle was full so I had to empty it first!
Then I washed it and removed the label. I did try to colour the bottle light green with diluted nail polish but it went gritty and so I cleaned it out.
I took 4 strands of rough twine, knotted them in the middle and began to tie them in alternating knots.
The big centre knot fitted well under the base of the bottle. The rest I built up around it, adjusting the distance between the knots so they best held the bottle. I pushed the remaining ends into the neck of the bottle and wrapped some more twine tightly around the neck to hold them in place.
Tada! My glass fishing float from a bottle. Thanks for reading!