Cheers my friend, we've got something to celebrate... this post marks my 1000th blog post, wow. I wanted to do something a little special to celebrate this milestone (since I missed my blog's third birthday earlier this month). So I've got a fun tutorial on one of my favorite go-to projects, wine labels. And... because I wanted to share in the love, I've got a little challenge and some goodies to give away to celebrate, so scroll down for all the details.
Burlap is seriously one of my favorite ribbons, so here are a few simple steps on how to recreate this look at home (and be that person people awe at when you head to your next dinner party). Start with a 4 inch piece of May Arts burlap. Measure the diameter of your wine bottle and cut a piece to be slightly longer then you need. I used some scor-tape to adhere the ribbon directly on to the bottle, just tape one end and then wrap the ribbon around and tape the top layer. I then added a 2 1/2 inch piece of May Arts sheer organza to the top. So once you've got the bottle decorated next step is to create a tag to match.
There are some great wine tag dies out there, but if you don't have one here's how you can create your own. I started with a piece of kraft card stock and cut it 3 inches by 7 inches. I used a PTI Edgers die on the bottom to give it a decorative edge, used a circle punch to cut out the center and a corner rounder punch on the top corners. I love the rustic feel of burlap so I wanted to keep that feel with the tag, so for this one I used a piece of cardboard packaging, added some distress with picket fence distress stain and then added a May Arts frayed sheer chiffon flower with a wood veneer heart in the center. The background is a Hero Arts background stamp.
This tag uses WPlus9 defining words for the background, then I added more cardboard, a piece of May Arts faux burlap and finally some May Arts sheer flower. I wrapped the center with a combination of woven burlap ribbon and burlap string and added a banner for the sentiment.
And my final tag utilitzes a fun fabric flower (compliments of Jen). I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Coredinations card stock a bit longer then the first tag, embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder, then sanded it down for more texture. I used a piece of May Arts 2 1/2 inch burlap for the background and added the flower to a tag, with some May Arts jumbo leaves, and woven burlap ribbon and burlap string.
So there you go, three fun wine tags with matching burlap wine bottle covers... Cheers! Now, I'd really love to see you guys pull out some of your May Arts stash.... so come join me in celebrating, please post a link to any newly created project with May Arts ribbon and I'll draw one random winner to win a free spool of May Arts ribbon plus their choice of a $20 gift certificate to either Papertrey Ink, Hero Arts or WPlus9.
And since I'm such a challenge junkie... I'm going to add this to the Moxie Fab World tag and gift wrap challenge, the Simon Says Stamp Challenge "anything goes" and the City Crafter burlap challenge.