Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sponsor Post - Darci from Harlow's Exclusive

Let me quickly introduce you to one of my newest sponsors, Darci! She blog's over at Harlow's Exclusive. This lovely lady has an eye for beauty and you can see it all over her blog posts! She's here on Yours Truly today to share with us a super cute and super easy DIY project! Stop by Darci's blog and show her some love!

Hey everyone! I'm Darci from Harlow's Exclusive. I am a college graduate with a degree in anthropology who recently had a major life change: I'm going back to school for interior design (yay)! Harlow's Exclusive is where I share my love for beautiful interiors, color schemes, Pinterest and of course, great DIY projects, which is what I'm showing you today. 

I know sooooo many people who say that they don't have the gift to make something out of nothing, so I am here to show you how easy it can be with just a few, inexpensive items!

I'm going to show you how to make a wine bottle vignette!
Of course to start you need some wine bottles, or any other glass bottles. To get the labels off of the bottles soak them in hot water for about twenty minutes. Usually they peel right off, and you can use a little scrubby to remove the rest. Let them dry.


Pick out the color spray paint you would like to use. I used Rust-Oleum's Ivory Silk and Heirloom White in a Satin finish. 

I used an old shoe box as a platform and closed the bottle opening with tissue paper. Spray the bottles from top to bottom in sections moving around the bottle rather than moving the bottle itself. Allow the paint to dry and then spray again. 

I am a huge animal print fan, so I thought it only natural that I decorate them with some cheetah print. 
You will need black and metallic gold acrylic paints, found at any craft store and most superstores, as well as two small paint brushes. Depending on the size you want your spots you could also use toothpicks or cotton swabs.

To create the cheetah spot I made a small circular shape, not a perfect circle, with the gold paint and surrounded it almost completely in black using a dabbing motion. You want to leave some areas around the gold open. 

It should end up looking something like this. I went at random around the bottle adding the gold circles and then came back with black. Put as many or as few as you like.

I didn't want to put the cheetah print on all of the bottle so I left one plain and painted a small band using the gold metallic paint around the neck of the other. This gives you some variety.

 To complete my vignette I got a small metal tray from the dollar store, spray painted it gold and arranged the bottles on it. I also got some clearanced flowers from JoAnns and put them in the bottles for a pretty pink pop.

And there you have it! A beautiful and simple vignette made from wine bottles.

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Stesha said...

I LOVE these, great DIY project!


Ang said...

those bottles are super cute! :)

Ms.Vargas said...

Those are lovely I've had bottles in my house for days figuring out what to do with them, I love the cute prints and dash of gold you added, might have to try this DIY :)