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Topic: Decoupaged wine bottles...for a good cause...at the cost of my carpet  (Read 8922 times)
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« on: May 29, 2007 10:07:23 PM »

Thank god for a miscellaneous category!
I would like to proudly show off the bottles created by me and my walking team (we are doing the 3-Day 60 mile Breast Cancer Walk). We are hoping to get donations for these bottles to reach our fundraising goals of $2200 each! (I'm still new so can't post pics yet though...so follow the link if you are so inclined.)

So, it started with red wine spilled all over the table, wall, chair, and carpet...these are my friends springing into action [image blurred to protect their identity Tongue Apparently this was an important part of our process.]:


Materials while in the process:

We ended up using Tacky Glue (because there was no Elmer's to be had in my town.) I did a mix of 50/50 water and glue. I believe a fellow crafster recommended submerging the entire image into the glue so I did that, coating the back and front with good success. From experience and probably a "duh", I definitely recommend some pre-planning for I kept having these tiny gaps occur and trying to find an image for *that* space with glue ALLLL over my fingers was a big challenging. Cheesy

Here's our finish project, my two are the yogi bottles in the front:

(sorry for the glare)

Love to hear what you all think and any other suggestions you'd recommend that would be easy for a group to make to get donations for...I have a ton of magazines, fabric and a whole room of art supplies. Probably only one of us would really claim true artistic ability though. Tongue Suggestions?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007 07:31:06 AM »

Those are AWESOME!  They would be great as candle holders or something similar.

As for something else to make out of your magazines... I saw some great coasters at Anthropologie and have been meaning to make my own. 
I can't find them on the website but here's some similar ones:  http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?catId=3&itemId=14553

Basically you fold the paper into a skinny strip (the width of the strip will be the thickness of the coaster) and roll it up into a spiral.  Then continue making other strips and wrapping them around until it's the size you want!

Easy, and all you need are magazines or newspapers and glue.
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007 11:21:57 AM »

Ooh, those are lovely! Great job, and I love how you did themes. Good luck with on your walk- kudos to you and your friends!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007 01:08:08 PM »

Thank you for your positive feedback ladies!

I saw some great coasters at Anthropologie and have been meaning to make my own. 
I can't find them on the website but here's some similar ones:  http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?catId=3&itemId=14553
Jillie - Wow! Those are great! I may have to make a mess and try those out. If it works out I'll send you one.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2007 02:43:52 PM »

They're funky!  Making broaches from felt, with or without beads or buttons on the front, is relatively quick/easy/cheap and you can make a variety of styles to suit all tastes/budgets.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007 03:38:00 PM »

I'm glad I could be of help, good luck with your walk!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2007 09:43:42 AM »

They're funky!  Making broaches from felt, with or without beads or buttons on the front, is relatively quick/easy/cheap and you can make a variety of styles to suit all tastes/budgets.
Cool idea! I'd say with my vast collection of crafts I have all the necessary pieces too!! WOO!
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2007 05:34:23 PM »

Those are awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2007 07:31:13 PM »

Those are fantastic! I love decoupage and will definitely have to try this out... good look with your fundraising also.
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007 05:44:44 AM »

something I did a long while back...got some cheap clear glass plates at Wal-Mart, appropriate decopauge supplies and mags, and headed home.  Then proceeded to cut out pictures and sort into themes, and then decopauged the themes onto the BACK of the plates, leaving a few gaps.  Paint over the backs of the deco when dry, letting it peek through the holes.  TADA!  something to display.  I had attatched hooks to hang it from with apoxy for glass and just stuck the loops in it, let it set for 24hrs and hung with wire. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2007 11:09:48 AM »

something I did a long while back...got some cheap clear glass plates at Wal-Mart,
Cool idea! Thank you! Do you have any pics of that project?
I am good on supplies at least...I currently have oodles and oodles...  Tongue

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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2007 01:49:54 PM »


Cool idea! Thank you! Do you have any pics of that project?


Unfortuneately, I don't, I made those a good 6 years ago.  But they're easy, and after a few flubs, you get the hang of it and they turn out nice.  Good luck Smiley
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