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Wine Bottle Sweater
We usually give Umma a bottle of wine for Christmas. Instead of wrapping up the brown paper bag with a ribbon like I did last year, I thought to make it a little prettier when I saw this! I’ve been collecting old sweaters from friends for a birthday party project, which also came in handy here! I love being resourceful J I just snipped the sleeve off where it was a good length for the bottle, folded it inside out, hand sewed the bottom shut, turned right side out, slipped the bottle in and folded the cuff! Added a ribbon, a childhood ornament, and a tag made from an old Christmas card (see below) and ta-da! Cost zero dollars, took five minutes and is way cuter than a brown paper bag, no? J
Wine Cork Trivet (the thing you put under hot pots/pans)
When I was in
a few years ago, we stopped in the tourist center to grab a map of wineries. I spotted a trivet made out of wine corks and of course said, “I can totally make that!” PS – I love Napa and highly recommend that everyone who enjoys peaceful natural surroundings and wine should go. I can’t wait to go back. Probably when we’re old. Napa
*aaaahh* I digress. Back to the art project...I wanted to make the trivet special to the
Back to being resourceful…come January, instead of throwing away all the pretty Christmas cards we get, I save them. Of course. I actually save any card we get, if it’s pretty (birthday, baby shower, wedding, etc). When I need gift tags made, I just cut out a section of the card and write on it and done! Literally two seconds and zero dollars. And adds to the pretty presents that you know I love so much J Aren't those little penguins cute? Thanks Tues!