September 13, 2012

DIY Yarn Wrapped Bottles // Home Decor


Hello everyone!! Welcome to the brand new "Do It Yourself" section of barefoot duchess blog! To begin with, I will be re-blogging about ideas that catch my eye on other blogs that I follow. These DYIs will be about beauty, accessories, clothing, home, recipes, practically anything that is easy to make and pretty enough to brag about that you did it yourself!

The first DIY is about home decoration: Yarn Bottles. I found this at the amazing and inspirational Wedding Chicks blog, which I have been following for their beautiful wedding photos for my Pinterest "Weddings" board and for other creative ideas, like this one. Read on to learn how to diy yarn wrapped bottles.




Step 1: Get yarns that their colors are similar to those of the room you want to decorate and empty glass bottles of different sizes (water, wine, beer etc.). I would say 2-3 is enough, but this is up to you to decide!

Step 2: Starting at the top of your bottle, apply a tiny dab of hot glue, just under the edge. Press your yarn into the glue horizontally, leaving a tail-end. Point the tail-end downward and start wrapping…as you wrap you will hide the end! You will want each layer of yarn to rest closely to the next, without any room in between. Try playing with different tensions to see what works best.


Step 2: When you get to the curve, you may need to ease up slightly on the tension, or apply small dabs of glue to the bottle to hold the yarn in place, depending on the angle that the bottle curves outward.

Step 3: Continue down the bottle until you reach the bottom. Apply another small dab of glue along the base, and once the yarn is set, snip the end.

This method will create a clean and smooth look. For a less symmetric, more organic look, let your yarn overlap and bunch up in various directions. For more tips and ideas visit the Wedding Chicks.

It is not only cost effective, but it also adds a colorful rustic touch to your decor. 
I hope that you enjoyed this new section. I sure did!

Thanks for dropping by!!
|barefoot duchess|

All images and DIY process via Wedding Chicks
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