It has been way too long since my last post, but I hope the wait was worth it… I am so excited to share my latest idea: turning special wine labels into art! It is a fantastic conversation piece and a fun way to remember special bottles and occasions.
OK, so I thought summer was supposed to be ‘down time’; I was SHOCKED this year as to how this was NOT the case. And my kids aren’t even in school yet. (I’m a little frightened for what future summers may hold) I can’t believe it’s been months since I’ve blogged. It really doesn’t feel like it. I am more and more in awe of the full time bloggers out there… It is a lot of work, y’all! But I really do enjoy it, so I am intentionally dedicating more time to get posts up (way) more frequently. Before we dive in to my latest creation, here are some of my summer shenanigans (just because I can!)
We had a wonderful time visiting family
And other summer highlights: A trip to Sea World, visiting local water parks, lots of art projects, one very first haircut (yes, I cried) plenty of snuggles, and a few mischievous incidents (mostly my youngest, who gets into Every. Thing.)
Hope you enjoyed my little re-cap, but now let’s get to the good stuff!
I came up with this idea because (like I’ve said all along), wine is an experience. I am a bit of a pack rat and have saved empty bottles in our wine shelf that have meant something to me. The shelf was getting a bit too cramped, so I had to figure out a way to either part with all these memories, or preserve them in a special way. I’ve blogged before about my wine diary, and while I LOVE this idea (and still do it often), it just wouldn’t do justice for the most important bottles. So I came up with the idea of wine label ART! You can get the instructions for removing the labels here. It’s pretty basic: stick, press, peel, voila!
Once I removed the labels from all the special bottles, I ran to Hobby Lobby and got an 18×24 frame with a 2 inch mat. The jigsaw puzzle that ensued next was the tricky part! I spent a good amount of time organizing, then reorganizing the labels so they fit just how I wanted. My frame holds 24 labels. You could use more or less, obviously depending on the sizes of your frame, mat and labels.
Finally, I tried staging this a few different places to see how it would look in different settings. How great would this wine label art look over a buffet in the dining room? (Speaking of ‘buffets’, how much do you LOVE this custom buffet by my friends at Noteworthy Home?! I seriously want them to design my entire house!)
I really like how it looks over a mantel fireplace in a living room. (Where mine currently lives)
I love the look of this wine label art. I love that it is a conversation piece when people come over. I love how special it is to me: the champagne bottle when we bought our home, the wine bottles from every anniversary, bottles from special vacations… Most of all, I look at this and see memories.
One last thought: You can make this totally YOURS. Don’t like wine? No problem. How about beer? Whiskey? Or even coffee? The possibilities really are endless.
Hope you enjoyed this and maybe got some ideas for your own art! Let me know what you do, I’d love to see your creations! Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest for all my wine ramblings and shenanigans!