Cover a wine bottle with glass gems for a decorative piece that seems to glow when light shines through it. Use glass floral gems that aren’t totally uniform in dimension or purchase several varieties so that you can fill in the gaps between glass pieces as you decorate the bottle, even if you like. Select a clear-drying hot glue or a silicone sealant to use the embellishments into the glass bottles; this guarantees the light travels through both the bottle and the gems for maximum visual appeal.
Removing Bottle Labels
Decorating the wine bottle calls for a label-free bottle — soak the glass at a bucket of warm water for a minimum of 30 minutes, filling the bottle with water too, therefore it does not float. Add one tablespoon of baking soda per cup of water from the bucket to help peel the label away. In some instances, the label will float off, as a result of the baking soda — no effort required. Eliminate label residue by rubbing it with your fingernail or a nylon scrub pad, then rinse and dry the bottle. Pick wine bottles in shades that appear prettiest to you when held up to the light, such as cobalt blue, or even stick with clear bottles should you prefer that look.
Single-Color Bottle Embellishment
Implement clear glass gems around the base of the bottle while the bottle is standing to guarantee the bottle will still stand after you are finished with the job. Implement either hot glue or silicone sealant to the back of every glass gem, then press it onto the bottle, then working your way up, row by row from the bottom. Wrap masking tape around each row to help the gems stay in place. If spacing the gems looks tricky, slide them around while the glue is still soft or place a strip of masking tape sticky-side upon the table, then setting the gems face-down at a line on the tape. Wrap the tape around the bottle to be sure the spacing turned out as intended; otherwise transfer some of the gems to create even spacing around the bottle. Apply the glue to the bottoms of their gems, then wrap the tape around the bottle, then pressing down the gems. When the glue dries, leave the bottle as-is or fill in small gaps with tiny glass beads.
Embellish one place of a wine bottle with a cluster-of-grapes layout to create a new wine-themed decorative piece. Arrange glass gems on the table at a shape reminiscent of a bunch of grapes, such as five or four gems on the upper row, each row downward with one less glass-gem grape. Alter the alignment of their gems somewhat so they seem more natural and less like an inverted pyramid, removing or adding gems as necessary. When you’re happy with the layout, adhere them into the bottle so the top row rests close to the elbow of the bottle while the bottle rests sideways on a towel so that it does not roll. Use painter’s tape to secure each row of gems after using adhesive to guarantee the pieces don’t slide. When the glue dries, glue on a few silk grape curly or leaves vine stems for added effect. Use the grape look for bottles turned to lamps with strands of lights in it or as-is for decor for a windowsill. Select tinted bottles in order that the color magnifies a little if you’re using clear gems or utilize gems in slightly varied translucent shades to emulate colour variations on actual grapes against a clear-bottle backdrop.
Give a clear bottle a vibrant update utilizing translucent glass gems in several colors. Create vertical or horizontal bands of plain, blue and red glass, for example, for a patriotic touch, or even utilize increasingly darker gems for the ombre effect. Create a peppermint twist effect by alternating red and white translucent gems on each row, then staggering the colors to the next row in order that they start slightly to the left or right of the gem of similar color in the previous row. The end result looks like the color bands twist around the bottle.