Crafty Corner: Gold Glitter Champagne Bottles

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Get ready to dazzle your guests with this very simple DIY from blog.beau-coup.com!  Thank you Beau-Coup for this great tutorial!

SUPPLIES

  • Bottles: Try using mini cider bottles to create an easy to carry favor for guests
  • Decorative straws &  personalized ribbon for the final look
  • Glitter: Mix of coarse glitter and fine glitter, and different shades for an ombre effect if desired
  • Spray Glue & Scissors

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. APPLY GLUE

    Spray the cider bottle with the glue and let sit for 5 minutes. You can use a paintbrush to further spread it if it doesn’t spray on evenly.

    [PRO TIP] This part can get messy, so apply the glue inside of an open top box for easy clean up.

  2. ADD GLITTER

    Create a pile of the coarse glitter and roll the bottle through the glitter pile as evenly as possible.

    [PRO TIP]  Pour glitter pile on top of construction paper for easy clean up.

    Repeat this process a few times to attain as full of coverage as possible. Use your fingers to add glitter to the “naked” portions of the bottle as necessary.

    [PRO TIP] Use additional glue and glitter as required to cover any bare spots.  Use a silicone or lacquer sealer afterwards to keep the glitter in place.

  3. FINISH THE LOOK

You did it! You’ve successfully glittered your bottles for a decadently elegant look. Now finish the project by tying a decorative straw and  personalized ribbon to complete the look for a gorgeous presentation. This cute finished project is a delicious treat that guests can enjoy at the party or bring home as a unique souvenir!

[PRO TIP] For an ombre effect, add a little glue to the bottom of the completed bottle. Using a fine glitter with a different color, sprinkle along bottom of bottle.

(Source:  blog.beau-coup.com)

Thrifty Thursday: Nail Polish Key Caps

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If you’re like me, you have a keyring full of look-alike-keys with no clue in telling which one is the house key or the storage key.  Annoying right? Not to mention that at nighttime it’s even more difficult to tell them apart.  I’m sure you’re already hip to the PVC/ leather keycap trend to solve this issue, but what do you do when those caps get worn and torn off?  Lose money buying another pack?  I think not.  That can all be avoided because I discovered something that’s durable, unique, and a lot less costly in the end.

To keep you from constantly spending money on keycaps, opt into painting your keys with nail polish.  This solution made me very happy because I own a lot of it and I’m sure you do too! Lucky us! 😀  So here you are, an easy, thrifty way to customize your keys without the hassle of fussing with thick, rigid keycaps. Yay!

As you can see in the B/A photos above, your keys look sleeker and more stylish than those bulky caps.  Plus, you can design them however you want.  Your imagination sets the stage for your designs, whether you want your keys to be glittery, neon, pastel, glow-in-the-dark, etc.

So UTT friends, thank you for allowing me to save you a little moolah today.  It was my special way of sharing this fun and cost effective solution with you.  Stay thrifty my friends! 😉

Much Love,

Tempest