Sunday, June 13, 2010

Making a Wine Bottle Stopper

fleur de lis wine bottle stopperFleur-De-Lis Wine Bottle Stopper

I've been really impressed by some of the creative wine bottle stoppers I've seen lately. This weekend gave me the perfect opportunity to try one of my own.

I was invited to a cocktail party to celebrate my friend Caroline's wedding, and I needed a meaningful gift. Her wedding theme features fleur-de-lys. In fact, I had the honor of creating her wedding cake topper using that theme. So how does one make a wine bottle stopper?

How to make a wine bottle stopper:
  1. Start with a silver-plated bottle stopper wedding favor with an open heart on the top.
  2. Unscrew the metal parts from the rubber stopper.
  3. Fill the open heart with clay and bake.
  4. Cover the whole piece with your decorative finish.
For this topper I used gold and black clay for the base coatings and then I added the fleur-de-lis. I created the fleur-de-lis by stamping the image onto flat clay and then cutting the shape out with a craft knife. I stamped more fleur-de-lys at the bottom using a flexible rubber stamp that curved around the base.

1 comment:

Ooh,a comment! How delightful.


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