Actually, I really think there are. But today I’ll show you how you can spruce up an old wine bottle to make a great water pitcher.
The pitcher can be used during a party, at a sit-down dinner, or left in a guest room for visitors. And its so easy to make!
Old wine bottles
A foam brush
First, remove the labels off the wine bottles. If you’re lacking in the patience department like me, I recommend soaking the bottles in hot soapy water for a while. It makes removing the sticky part of the label much easier.
While the bottles are soaking, make your stencil. It was easy for us with the Cricut, we just printed off the word ‘Water’ on vinyl. If you’re craftier than me you can use masking tape to make your own, but stickers are easier.
When your stencil is ready and your bottle is dry and label-free, place the stencil on the bottle.
Make sure there aren’t any bubbles in the vinyl so the etching cream doesn’t seep under the stencil. A ruler or popsicle stick works well for this.
Then, use the foam brush to apply the etching cream. Lay it on pretty thick!
Let the cream sit on the bottle for a few minutes (read the directions on your etching cream for exact time) and then rinse it off with water.
Don’t panic when you remove the stencil, because of the water it will look like nothing happened. Even after the third bottle I was exclaiming, “Nothing happened!”
We used both parts of the stencil, for different looks. First, we put the outline of the letters on the bottle so the word ‘Water’ was etched (like the pics above). Then, we put the vinyl letters on the bottle and drew a rectangle around the word with the etching cream.
A few supplies and 10 minutes can turn your old wine bottles into fun water pitchers!
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