It is always amazing to me what people
decide to save and what they decide to make art projects out
of. Each year I go to a few arts and crafts shows, just to see
what creative things people will come up with. There are so
many times when I say to myself why didn’t I think of that.
Each sale I go to I see an idea that I think I can duplicate at
home, but by time I get home some of the details of how the
item looked escape me. The craft shows are getting very
particular of how much time you spend looking at the items.
They do not allow cameras of sketch pads, so that people cannot
This year there were several crafters that used wine bottles
in their projects. I think the popularity of wine has caused
people to consider some use for the empty wine bottles. One
project involved an amber colored bottle. The label was kept
intact. A strand of small twinkle lights was fed into the
bottle through a small hole that was created at the bottom of
the bottle. The cork was placed back in the bottle and a clump
of artificial grapes were hung around the neck of the bottle.
When it was plugged in the lights were quite pretty. I was with
my sister at this craft sale. She liked the wine bottles so
much that she purchased one for twenty five dollars. As we
continued going from booth to booth we came across another
vendor with the same idea. His bottle did not have the hole in
the bottom; instead the plug in for the lights came out of the
top. A slice was made in the cork to accommodate the cord. This
bottle was being sold for fifteen dollars. My sister learned
that even at craft sales it pays to comparison shop.
Another art project utilizing wine bottles used clear
bottles. This crafter used a funnel to layer the dry
ingredients for cookies into the wine bottles. She then tied a
wooden spoon unto to the bottle with a ribbon along with the
rest of the ingredients needed to make a batch of cookies. I
had seen this same idea using other containers, but this was
the first time I had seen it in wine bottles. My sister and I
agreed that this was one project that we could remember how to
do once we returned home.
On the way back to my sister’s house she stopped at the
liquor store and bought a bottle of wine. She said she wanted
to get started on her art project, but first she was going to
empty the bottle of wine.