If you have a bunch of old wine bottles lying around and you can't seem to bring yourself to throw them away, then you're a lot like myself :). I kept looking at our empty wine bottles thinking, there has to be a good use for these! A lot of things came to mind, for instance to use them for a flower vase to house 1 large flower that can make a statement on its own without a lot of other flowers paired with it (i.e. sunflower).
I decided to make candle holders with my empty wine bottles. I washed them off as well as I could and removed their labels. I then took candle sticks that I purchased at IKEA for like $2 and shaved down the ends into points so that they could fit into the wine bottle. I stuck the candles in and then took a look at what I had made. The wine bottle seemed really plain so I decided to add something else. My original idea was fabric with some twine tied into a knot around it to add a simple touch. However, I didn't have any fabric or twine so I used the next best thing: scrapbook paper. And then the idea came to me to add our monogram to the bottles as well. I went on Microsoft Word and came up with some initial labels. Here is the final result:
I loved the way our monograms looked on the bottles and I decided that those little letters could come in handy for something else, some other project or anything that my blog friends could think to use them for. I went into my document and added the whole alphabet so that you wouldn't have just mine and Stephen's initials to choose from. I also added another alphabet of one of my favorite fonts that I downloaded for free from Kevin and Amanda. Even if you have no interest in making wine bottle candle holders yourself, I hope you can find the labels helpful and you can use them again and again :)
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