It’s time for our monthly DIY contributor post from the lovely Ashley Harms of the creative design blog A+Joy. This months project is so fun and simple, it’ll have you saying, duh, why didn’t I think of that! Plus it’s perfect for both weddings, and can translate to any other type of fun summer event. Imagine multiple bottles on a table with flowers in them. So fun!
My daughter brings home the most amazing pieces of art from preschool. A lot of times they spark a memory from my childhood of creating the same piece. Around Easter she brought home a cross that looked like stained glass. I remembered doing the same thing and loving the look, especially in the light. I decided to try the technique as interesting table numbers for an event and was thrilled with the result. Which led to my latest DIY project.
What you will need:
1. glass bottles ( size depends on your needs )
2. Modge Podge ( waterbase sealer, glue and finish )
3. tissue paper ( cut into small pieces of various sizes and shapes )
4. computer paper with printed number
5. utility knife
7. double sided tape ( not pictured )
8. paint brush ( not pictured )
Step One: Print out the numbers. You can fit two numbers on each piece of standard 8.5” x 11” paper. Cut out numbers with the utility knife and ruler.
Step Two: Flip the label to the reverse side. Brush Modge Podge around the edge of the number. Add tissue paper pieces. Make sure to overlap the pieces for a more stained glass look.
Step Three: Turn over and make sure there are no holes or gaps. Let dry.
Step Four: Attach to bottle using double sided tape.
Step Five: Find a sunny spot and see how beautiful the stained glass effect looks at your table setting.
I think these would be lovely for a shower or luncheon. Initials or an iconic shape, such as a heart, would be super cute to try as well.
Resources for supplies:
Glass Bottles – Home Goods
Tissue Paper – scraps from gift wrap bin
Modge Podge, utility knife, ruler, paint brush and double sided tape – local craft store