Stampaganza at heatherplotzke.ctmh.com

Stampaganza at heatherplotzke.ctmh.com
During July, buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets at the full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value free! Choose from stamp sets in the current Annual Inspirations or Seasonal Expressions 2, plus the popular Solos number and letter stamp sets that we've brought back just for July! Solos stamp sets can also be purchased in two different bundles, one for letters and one for numbers, for even more savings!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fun hostess gift -- Skirted bottle/tree

Here is a fun way to dress up that bottle of wine you are taking as a hostess gift this year:
Or to make into a center piece....read below for the crazy easy directions!
  •  Cut B&T (Background & texture paper) of your choice--double sided design, like Close To My Hearts papers are really needed--into 3/4" x 4" strips
  • Take one strip and wrap it tightly around a ball point pen (or something of similar shape).  No need to pinch/hold for excessive amount of time, just wrap and release, then repeat.  This worked out great to do while watching TV.
  • Starting near the bottom of the bottle apply liquid glass to top 1/3 (just a thin line is all you need) of the paper strip and place
  • Continue placing the strips all the way around the bottle trying to maintain level line, but top will be covered, so no need to be exact.
  • Start the second row with the bottom of the glued area overlapping slightly at the top edge of the first strip 
  • I went three rows up for the skirted version of the bottle then wrapped a 1" strip around the bottle to give a clean edge of the skirt (a ribbon also makes a nice finish at the waist).
  • To make the tree version just continue up the bottle
  • I hope you enjoy!