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Happy Saturday Everyone! I finished my super easy project today. And the best part is that it was free too. Free and easy on a Saturday…what a great way to start the weekend.

It all started when I was in Hobby Lobby the other day.

These chalkboard painted random size bottles were on a lower shelf just waiting for someone to notice them.

And I did. I noticed them. They were only $7.99 and with a 40% off coupon, they would be only….less than that. 🙂

But fortunately, every once in a while Wade loves to have a Bourbon. It seems that Bourbon bottles are the coolest bottles. So as soon as he finished this bottle, I snagged it.

Exact same bottle as the one on the left, right?

So here we go.

How to make your own twine topped decorative bottle.

  1. Drink a cool bottle of bourbon 🙂
  2. Soak it in a bucket of water to get the label off.
  3. Completely dry off the bottle.
  4. Add frog tape around any areas that you do not want painted. I only wanted the top lip to remain clear.

5.  Simply paint the bottle. I used an indoor outdoor latex paint only because I had some in the storage room and I knew I wasn’t going to be writing on the bottle. Maybe someday I will and if so I will use a paint marker, but not today.

6.  Let the painted bottle dry as you are cleaning up your paint brush and putting stuff away.

7.  Remove the duck tape.

8.  Get some twine or bleached twine or thin roping. I had some twine hanging around on my twine holder.

9.  Cut off a long piece of twine, longer than you think you might need.

10.  I choose to hide my ends under the other wrapped layers. You can also tie an artsy knot of bow.

11.  I wound from bottom to top, but either way will work.

12.  Tie it off in a knot or bow again, I tucked the end under.

Final step. Sit back and admire your work.

Imagine all of the different patterns and colors and shapes of bottles you could use. So many options, so little time.

See you on Monday,


There are still a few egg crate rustic industrial baskets left.

Read all about them here.

Quick shop for them here.