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
- Mod Podge
- Disposable paper bowls
- Tarp or lots of newspaper
- Begin preparing your work surface by laying out a tarp or a few pieces of newspaper.
- 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.
- Coat the bottles in a thin layer of Mod Podge, making sure to leave no bare spots remaining.
- 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.
- 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.
- Get your hats, confetti, and noise makers ready.
- 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!