Every year I create the holiday table decor for our very large family holiday dinners. All of us chip in to help my mum in some way. I am not a good cook so my skills cannot be used in the kitchen…well I suppose they could but I don’t think anybody would eat my food. This year, the theme for the table was copper, gold, and glitter!!! I always make an effort to use supplies I have lying around or left over from other projects. As we are big into celebrating and that often…who am I kidding, always involves a few bottles of wine and champagne, I gathered all the empty bottles and removed the labels. In addition, I gathered some votive candles, spray paint cans, glue, and glitter. Although waiting for the paint to dry is a bit time consuming, everything else is pretty quick. The end result provides a really pretty and festive look.
Step 1 – Paint the bottles. Lay out the bottles in your driveway on a garbage bag or a rag. Be sure to keep a good 6 – 10″ distance from the spray paint can and the bottle…if the spray paint gets too close to the bottle, you will have paint dripping down the can. I like to wave my can back and forth as I spray up and down…it creates even coverage. Let the bottles fully dry before you touch them. You may have to add a second coat of paint.
Step 2 – Adhere the glue to the bottle. I tried an expensive glue and a plain old cheapo stick of glue – the cheap glue stick worked the best. Apply it to the specific area.
Step 3 – Add the glitter. Shake the bottle of glitter heavily over the bottle. Don’t be afraid to add too much glitter – you can always pour the excess back into the jar. Let the bottles sit for an hour to dry.
Step 4 – Place the tapered candles into the bottles. You will probably have to shave off the base of the candle with a knife. Do this outdoors – candle wax can be a beast to clean up on the kitchen floor. Scrape just enough off so that you can screw the candle into each bottle.
Step 5 – Place your bottles. I scattered the tall and small bottles in threes to provide a nice dimension down the table.
Step 6 – Add additional decor. Add a garland, craft runner, whatever you fancy! Light the candles and enjoy your decor!
Happy Holidays from all of us at One Fine Day Events!