Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wine Label Wall Art

I think it's safe to say that it's Wine Week in blog land (but what better thing to devote a week to, right?).  Let's jump right in to the other project.

My second (more time intensive) wine art project was to create three pieces of Wine Label Wall Art, made with a collage of wine labels. I had a blast making these over a year ago (which is why I don't have any of the actual *in progress* shots...lo siento) and the pieces now hang in our dining area.


Wine Label Wall Art

You need:
Wine bottles with pretty labels
Dish soap
Warm water bath
Flat razor blade
Wax paper
Heavy books (or other flat heavy objects)
Frame(s)
Poster board (at least as large as your frame)
Glue stick (or your prefered form of adhesive)

Instructions:
1) Remove the labels from the bottle.  Below is my method, but there are numerous other ones if you look online (check out redwinebuzz for more ideas)

Draw a warm water bath in your tub or sink.  Add a quick squeeze of dish soap into the bath, so that there are just a few bubbles. 

Once the bath is ready, dip the wine bottles in it and fill them about 3/4 of the way so they stay below water.  Let them sit in the bath for 15 - 30 minutes

Some of the labels will simply fall off into the water.  If they don't, you must remove them by slowly peeling them off of the bottle, or using the razor blade to gently scratch them off.  You will probably lose some of the labels, depending on how sticky they are.


2) Once labels are removed, put them between two pieces of wax paper (they still may be sticky on the back) and press them between two books.  Let them dry completely (I left mine overnight).

3) Cut the posterboard to match the size of the frame. 


4) Lay out the dried wine labels on the posterboard in the pattern or collage that you would like.  I used a pattern for my two smaller frames and a collage for my larger one.  Be careful, because they may still be sticky.

Some may have drip marks on them...
don't worry it gives them character!

5) Glue the wine labels into place


6) Put the posterboard into the frame


Voila!  A gorgeous piece of art, filled with memories!



Love the look but don't want to schlep through the process?
Wine label wall art is available to purchase in the My Happily Ever After shop
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8 comments:

  1. aw, you're such a cutie homemaker now =)

    now, what i really want to talk about is MIL's (or future ones), because mine just stayed with us for a week (without the beloved FIL), and i've reached the brink of insanity here. we need to scheudle a gobfest ASAP! all of friday and sunday after 10am (1pm your time) are good for me...

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  2. lol loves it. can i call you sunday after a lunch date at around 2p my time?

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  3. SUPER COOL! I have a project in mind that involves wine bottle sans labels so this would be a perfect project for the labels!

    Kimra
    crafty-cove.blogspot.com
    kimraskreations.blogspot.com

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  4. Such pretty wall art! Love the idea! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you to see you again soon :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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  5. I like how you've got them displayed in a grouping of three. What a fantastic and personalized display for your home! Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

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  6. Great job on the transformation! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Hopefully we can see you again next Tuesday! xoxo

    -Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  7. This is such an awesome idea!! I can't WAIT to try it. Maybe once I get it done I will post some photos on my blog to share!! Love your craft ideas!!

    Ashley
    www.beautifullifealc.blogspot.com

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