- Remove any price tags, stickers, etc. from wine bottle. Also remove the foil from around the neck and cork area of the bottle. Leave the labels on the wine bottle. (It's much easier to cover them up than to remove them!)
- Next measure both the front and back labels, often they are different sizes. Add about 1/4" to the measurements for enough overlap. For example, if the label is 3" x 3-1/2", the new personalized label should measure about 3-1/4" x 3-3/4".
- Choose a paper for designing the front and back labels.
- The front of the bottle has the couple's monogram on it, and the back has a wedding Bible verse, but customize the labels to fit the couple. These labels were designed using Silhouette software and were printed at home. Any Word or print shop type software will work as well.
- Print out labels on patterned paper and cut them to the proper size.
- Adhere 1" Glue Lines or Ultra Thin Glue Dots to the back of the printed label and layer over the original labels on the wine bottle.
- Using a punch or die cut machine, cut about 8-10 flowers out of paper that matches the label.
- Add embellishments to the center of the flowers using Mini or Micro Glue Dots.
- Curl the petals of your flowers forward a bit to give the flowers more dimension.
- Attach an Ultra Thin Glue Dot to the back of the flower and attach to bottle.
- If this is a gift, stop here.
If this will be a table decoration, follow these additional steps:
- Begin with an empty, cork-less wine bottle.
- Each bottle should hold about 6 paper flowers.
- Choose a flower that best suits the wedding's theme.
- Make the paper part of your flower using a origami, die, or punch of your choosing (I used Silhouette).
- Use some floral wire and pliers to make a stem. Twist the wire around the pliers to make a flat spiral on one end.
- Thread the straight end down through the top of the flower.
- You will now have a nice flat surface to work with in the center of your flower. Put a Mini Glue Dot on the underside of your wire spiral to keep the flower from moving around on the wire. You can add an embellishment (like a pretty rhinestone) to the top side of the wire to glam it up a bit.
- To keep your flower from moving around in the bottle, create a second wire spiral on the bottom of the wire. Add a large Glue Dot (like a Craft, Pop Up or Ultra Thin Glue Dot) and place into the bottle. The Glue Dot will stick to the bottom of the bottle keeping your flower in place.
Submitted by: Samantha Taylor