DIY Ombre Glitter Champagne Bottles

I think it's absolutely insane that it's New Year's Eve and 2015 is getting ready to come to an end in just a few short hours. This year truly flew by... geeze! But hey, time does fly when you're having fun!

I made these spunky, sparkly DIY champagne bottles last year but never got around to posting about them. They're super easy to make and will make a cute touch to your New Year's parties. They're fun to make; however, the process is very, VERY messy - I repeat - very, VERY messy. Just make sure you have a vacuum cleaner handy and you'll be all set  ;)

*Disclaimer: there is an extremely high possibility that you may be seeing tiny pieces of glitter pop up in random places for the next few months*

What you'll need:

- Bubbly of your choice
- Sponge brushes
- Glitter
- Mod Podge
- Disposable paper bowls
- Tarp or lots of newspaper

Directions:

  1. Begin preparing your work surface by laying out a tarp or a few pieces of newspaper.
  2. For each color you choose to use, use five small disposable paper bowls to make five different color-to-gold ratio mixtures. For instance, if you are using the color pink - one bowl should be all pink glitter, one bowl with 75% pink and 25% gold, one bowl with 50% pink and 50% gold, one bowl with 25% pink and 75% gold, and one bowl with all gold glitter.
  3. Coat the bottles in a thin layer of Mod Podge, making sure to leave no bare spots remaining.
  4. Begin adding the glitter on top of the Mod Podge, moving from the top of the bottle down to the base in order of the glitter with the most gold/least color to the mixture with the least gold/most color.
  5. If there are any spots that need to be touched up, add a dab of Mod Podge and the proper glitter color to those spots.
  6. Get your hats, confetti, and noise makers ready.
  7. Pop those suckers open and bring in the new year!

Funny side note: for any of you that may be thinking, "Wow, that looks awfully dark for champagne..." - yes, it is awfully dark for champagne. I didn't want to open the bottles and mess them up before they fully dried, so I poured apple juice inside of the glass for pictures. Yes... I said apple juice hahaha - and I had never had champagne before so I had no idea that it looked nothing like it. Gotta keep y'all on your toes!

I hope you enjoyed this festive DIY and have a wonderful, fun-filled, and SAFE New Year! See you all in 2016 - I'm excited to see what this year has in store for us all!