How to Decorate Slumped Wine Bottles

Written by katharine mitchell
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A slumped wine bottle brings an element of flair and beauty to a serving table or appetizer tray. Though almost any kind of bottle can be slumped, flattened using high heat, and shaped into a serving dish, wine bottles are one of the most popular items used. The colour and shape of the bottle can contribute to the attractiveness of the slumped dish, but some hostesses prefer to further decorate the item for the season or a special event. Decorating the bottles can be fun and easy to do with a few craft items.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Ribbons
  • Beads
  • Wire or string
  • Photographs
  • Wine labels
  • Clear adhesive spray

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Instructions

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    Wrap a solid coloured or patterned ribbon around the neck of the slumped bottle. Select colours that will accent the appetizers or cheeses being served on the dish. Consider matching the ribbon with the tablecloth or other linens as part of the overall presentation of hospitality. Experiment with using curling ribbon, thick or thin cloth ribbon, and string, yarn or twine of varying thicknesses.

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    String beads on jewellery-making wire or fishing line and wrap the beaded strand around the length of the bottle or just around the neck. Select colourful beads of varying sizes for festive occasions or silver or gold beads for more formal events. Personalise the beads by spelling out the name of the honoured guest using letter beads.

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    Affix a copy of a photo of a family member, friend, landscape or other treasured image to the underbelly of the slumped wine bottle. Spray the front of the photograph with a non-damaging clear spray adhesive and attach to the glass. Consider, similarly, preserving the memories of the night the slumped wine bottle was opened by affixing the original wine label onto the belly of the bottle with adhesive.

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