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Wine bottle Vase with Velum Flowers, by Louise Dunbar

Time it takes to make: 1 – 1 ½ hours (mostly drying time)

  • Home Crafts
  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner

You Will Need:

  • An empty wine bottle
  • A sheet of velum
  • Florists wire
  • Flower stamp
  • Embossing ink
  • Heat gun
  • Glue gun
  • Coloured pens
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint
  • Tulle


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    Take the empty bottle of wine and wash it out, removing all sticky labels, to remove these, soak them with soapy water and an abrasive sponge to get rid of the last of the sticky stuff, it should come off fairly easy, then leave to air dry.

    Once dry, set it up in a well ventilated area and use the spray paint to cover the bottle. When using spray paint you want to apply an even pressure all over to avoid runs. I chose to use black but any colour will do. Set aside to dry.

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    Stamp out your chosen flower stamp onto a piece of velum using embossing ink. Then sprinkle your embossing powder over the stamped images and heat set. I did a row at a time.

    Repeat the process until the sheet of velum is covered. I wanted to layer four stamped images together to make my flowers so I stamped 20 flowers in total to give me 5 complete flowers for the vase.

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    Now that you’ve stamped and heat set all the flowers, flip the sheet over and colour in the back of the flowers using an alcohol pen.

    You don’t have to be too neat with the colouring in as we’re going to be cutting out the images anyway.

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    Time to cut out your flowers. Once they are all cut out, give them a little bit more shape by using an embossing tool and a piece of foam.

    What to do is flip the flowers over and gently rub the petals with the embossing tool, you’ll see them start to curl up, when you’ve curled all the petals, flip it back over and push the embossing tool into the centre. Now your flowers will have more dimension to them.

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    Now using your glue gun, layer the flowers together, try offsetting each flower just slightly as you add the next one on top, this creates a more realistic look.

    When you’ve layered them together, take the floristry wire and poke it through the centre of the flower, add a blob of glue to the top and underneath of the flower to secure in place.

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    Take your tulle and wrap a piece round the wine bottle, long enough to go round leaving 2 longer tails.

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    Take another piece of tulle and wrap it round your hand a few times before trimming off. Now using the tails you left on the bottle, tie the wrapped piece to it.

    Now cut off the folded parts of the tulle and trim the tails to suit, you should now have something that looks like a tulle pom pom.

    Pop the flowers in and voila, and there you have it, a wine bottle flower vase!!