Yes, I was making OJ for my favorite littlest human bean and I was about to recycle the lid when it hit me. Literally. It fell off the counter and as I was trying to catch it, I flipped it up and caught it with my face.
After I cleaned myself off, I was looking to throw the culprit into the recycling bin and I thought, great shape for a wine bottle tag. (kinda have wine on the brain lately and yes, my mind really does make these kind of weird associations on a split second basis). Wait, what better way to recycle than something that is dual purpose. Wine bottle tag that can then be later used as an ornament because with the amount of wine we have fermenting in the basement, we give A-Lot of wine as gifts during the holidays.
So here are some pics to help you take a mini-tour of how my brain works. Think rustic, hammered metal. I did.
Here is where you get your aggression out of your system
Keep hammerin'...........make it look handmade
use an awl to punch your holes
funny! You're gonna want to make sure you do this on an OLD wood surface
my very organized box of beads.......notice at least the box IS labeled
wire ready to go
tryin' out my stylin' skills...
hmmm, that wine glass looked a bit fuller before I started this photo shoot
more stylin' pho-tos. not so much. Still need practice
shoe polish works great to age things. Use husband's old sock to dab on, let dry a bit and dab with clean area. Instant aged, hammered metal. If you used husband's new sock... instant aged sock as well. Ask me how I know
added glue and glitter to the tree and 2 sweet beads to the twine for this beauty
I think these will also do well for the teacher gifts this year!
Happy Hammering and thanks Donna for the "push"
Always being renewed,