Saturday, March 30, 2013

RePurposed Wine Gift

When my sister-in-law's birthday came up
I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to create!!
HERE with a Wine Stopper from a bottle that she gave away at their last family party - they'd found a great wine that was named 'Gina' - just like my sister-in-law...
I save all the wine stoppers, in an old vase on my counter, so that I'll some day create a fun Pinterest inspired art... but saving this one had me planning out this gift for a long while!!
When I wanted to give her a Chocolate Red wine - yes, even non-drinkers are warming to the idea, lol.... I knew I had to Top it with something pretty, something fashionable and sparkling - like my sister-in-law who is alllll about clothes (she is a close second to myyyyy love of clothes - lol).
Here is the Wine cork....
Hot Knife....
Taking a Butcher Knife and heating the edges across our stove flame - the Hot knife makes for a Quick and Sharp cut - I did it 1/2 way down, pulled it back, reheated and did the other 1/2.  This caused a sharp and seared edge with less effort.
SUPER Magnets, hot glued here to each half, - I purchased mine on Amazon during Stampin' Up!'s convention in 2012.  I watched them use magnets to hold notes down and they'd discussed Super Magnets... I Amazon'ed it on my Iphone and had it shipped to my home... I LOVE Technology, don't you?!?!  While I sat at convention, shipments were going to my home!
With Pool Party Paper and our Manhattan Flower Folder Textured Embossing folder and my Big Shot (Idea Book and Catalog) this 3" wide bottle topper is the perfect backdrop to our Wine Topper.

This Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper in Island Indigo is cool enough of a pattern to be Gina's style... The Basic Jewels adhesive backed Rhinestones come in Strips!!  I love that this lined up bling fits perfectly across the bottom!
Tying It Up... with our Island Indigo satin ribbon keeps the topper on and when the magnets are removed,
it is still pretty! 
Using a Bottle Cap behind the Bottle Topper is a discreet way to hold the magnets to the pretty cardstock. 
(We brought the actual bottle, too, as my mother-in-law recycles all the bottles for her sauces and pickling.- Old School Repurposing, lol)
Even if you don't drink wine - or Chocolate Red Wine (yummm), this is a fun gift and easy to do!

I know that my Fashion loving Sister-In-Law is sure to love this personalized gift.  With her son bringing home school papers and artwork and these Super Magnets will be a fun way to display these valuable papers.

What will YOU RePurpose?
Create a fun gift out of what some would toss?
Make a fun and fashionable topper quickly, easily and with maximum impact!  The Wine Stopper magnets are a fun way to add to our Card Stock that is pretty on it's own.

Look around your home and see what YOU can do with what would previously have been tossed out!  Our Papers, Embellishments, Ribbons, Stamps, Big Shot and accessories make it easy to take what is previously deemed as no-good into a wonderful gift or accessory around your home!
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  1. What an original and creative idea. Thanks for sharing it with the LNS group this week. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

  2. I love the magnets. Thanks for sharing them with the LNS challenge. I just threw away all the wine corks I'd been saving for years because I figured if I hadn't used them after all this time I never would. Guess I'll just have to start collecting again (lol).


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