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)

Love Like Cocoa Butter: India.Arie

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Can it really be?  Yes indeed!  It’s the lovely India.Arie smoothing her way back onto the music scene with her latest single Cocoa Butter.  It is of no surprise that India.Arie would once again grace us with her soulful, spiritual, and romantic ballads because it is simply what she does best.  “Cocoa Butter,” is a sultry kick off to her upcoming fifth studio album, SongVersation.

India.Arie certainly knows how to tap into one’s soulful reservoir with lyrics like these:

“Your love is like Cocoa Butter on my heart, your touch is like Cocoa Butter on my heart, your kiss is like Cocoa Butter on my heart, oh boy you’re like Cocoa Butter on my heart.”

Yesiree, I am hooked and looking forward to the rest of what the album will bring.  SongVersation is set to drop this summer, but before then, click the photo above to  check out the single and  leave me comments on what you think.  Enjoy!

Much Love,

Tempest