Post # 1
Ok, so engagement party time….so Mr. Charleston’s mom has offered to throw us an engagement party, which I’m very happy about, but problem is, she isn’t great with decor or anything, so I have decided to help, mainly bcuz I’m such a control freak:), we have decided on a Grapes and Hops theme (Wine and Beer), here is the problem…how do I decorate? I mean doing one, easy, mixing both…where do I start..any ideas?
Post # 3
whens the party? if it’s fall/winter i would do branches, grape leaves, and put flowers in empty wine bottles. you can even have guests sign a wine bottle as a pseudo guest book. lots of candles, too. you could use old wine casks/barrels and make it rustic.
Post # 4
winter, how to I add in the hops part? I have seen such cute stuff with wine bottles and corks, but what can I add that has to do with beer
Post # 5
If you want to incorporate the hops see what kind of napkins you can find. I bet there will be some with a sheath of wheat on it as an accent or something similar. You can also make centre pieces to include both. Fill some glass vases, bowls, etc. with wine corks, wheat, or barley.
I’m sure with a little imagination it will all come into place.
P.S. I love the wine bottle as a vase idea as well 🙂
Post # 6
Weird I was just looking on a home decor site and saw this photo! Also, what about the tops of beer bottles used similar to wine corks?
Post # 7
I think you could buy the grains (whole) and fill vessels with them and then stick a flower in the middle (replaces colored stones or glass bead type idea)
Or use dried wheat as decoration in a an emptywine bottle or hanging.
Post # 9
Wine Lamps – You can put as much or as little work into the final product. But they are cool to make all together!
Choose the wine bottles that you want to use for your project. Colored bottles will work nicely with plain lights.
Wash the wine bottles thoroughly to remove any traces of alcohol. Allow them to dry naturally and completely before you use them. Placing them out in the sun will speed the drying process.
Find the shortest strings of Christmas lights available. You need about 30 lights for each wine bottle.
Work on a table with firm legs and spread old towels over the work area. This will hold the bottle steady as you work.
Drill a hole. Place a folded towel underneath the bottle you are working on. Use an electric drill and a glass Drill Bit to bore a hole on the side, near the bottom of the bottle. The hole should be at least one-fourth inch in diameter.
Clean out the inside of the bottle to remove the dust from the drilling.
Invert the bottle and insert the Christmas light bulbs one by one. Inverting the bottle will ensure that the light bulbs are distributed better inside the bottle.
Insert the plug into the power outlet to see if the Christmas lights are working. Continue the process with the other bottles.
Display the wine bottle night lights in areas in your house where these will be needed. You can also use these wine bottle night lights as decoration during the holidays and other festive occasions where the night lights will provide gentle and subtle illumination to set the mood.
Do not put caps on the bottles so that the heat from the Christmas lights will not be trapped inside.
You can always add some decoration to the outside of the bottle. Pick up some fake grape leaves or simply adding a little ribbon does the trick.
Post # 10
@Mr. Coffee: Great idea!!! I LOVE Christmas lights and this is a fun way to enjoy them throughout the year. I just might ave to do this.
Post # 11
I think it would be cute to mix beer bottles and wine bottles as vases.
Post # 12
How about using Grolsch or flip top beer bottles as well as wine bottles. I think these are pretty cute!