Saturday, July 18, 2009

Zarah- Altered Bottle Holder

We have this tradition in my family. Every year, around X-mas and my dad's birthday, he says that he doesn't want anything at all. Every year, he means it a little less. You see, my sister and I both always get him a bottle of whiskey. We try to make it different kinds every time, because he's very happy about trying whiskeys and he's quite the collector. ;)
Now, as I'm not exactly the richest gal on the block, I can't afford some fancy schmancy kind of drink - but what I CAN do, is to package it in a way that'll defnitely make it stand out and be a treasured gift, still.
I've gone bargain shopping at Scrapbook Outlet Online for this - and you can find most everything in there!
Be sure to follow the links in the "supplies list."
Personalize Bottle Holder
by Zarah Peterson

My Mind's Eye - Our Princess Fresh Flowers
My Mind's Eye - Cousins Little Blossom / Blue Polka Dot Paper
My Mind's Eye - All Star Starburst / Green Deco Paper (I've used both sides of this paper)
My Mind's Eye - Sweet Baby Girl Hello Baby / Miss Sunshine Paper
My Mind's Eye - So Handsome Frame
My Mind's Eye - Boys Only Frame
Flowers from Prima Marketing
Wire words "Celebrate" from Making Memories
Alpha by Mustard Moon
Random stuff:
Miscellaneous: lace, ribbon, no-name Prima-knock-off-leaves, raindots, pearls, scrappers floss, eyelets, stars cut from a no-name felt ribbon, buttons, brown ink

First, I removed the silk ribbon that was originally the closure. Nothing wrong with it, but it's hard to get the paper to stick around it.  Plus - I wanted to go with another colour scheme.

I cut strips of paper to overlap and cover the entire container. I left a small gap in the back to make sure it opens easily. This means that I've cut two pieces of each paper, trying to get the patterns to continue seamlessly as far as possible.

I've roughed the edges up with an edgescraper (and added ink to them), and I've made scallops by tracing a piece of Bazzill and cutting it out.

The yin-yang pieces on the top (and inside) are easily made by tracing the outlines.

When all the pieces were cut out, I mounted them on top of each other and stuck a piece of lace in there as well.

I added the papers to the container, and made sure there were no bubbles or crooked lines.

Then I added the overlay. I cut it in halves, diagonally, and glued it down. Then I inked the edges of the frame, cut that as well, and added that on top.

After this, I made holes for the ribbon to slide through, and added them.

The label for the bottle is made using scraps from the container. I punched holes for eyelets and there's a string in the back, holding it in place around the bottle. It can be easily moved (or removed) to reveal the original ettiquette underneath.

I spelled out "Whisky ´09" (meaning: he'll get a Scottish whiskey this year, not an Irish Whiskey... and ALL because I ran out of e's!! *grins*) as a tiny joke...

After this was all done, I added the embellishments and...


Your very own, personalized bottle holder!


Mireille said...

zarah it's beautiful!!!



melles-world said...

Phantastic! It looks great and I love the colours!

Greetigns from Germany

Wendy said...

so neat!
such a clever idea!