Friday, August 22, 2014

DIY Easy & Simple Fall Decor - Candle Holders & Twig Tree

Here are some more Easy and fun Fall/Autumn DIYs!
But First...
How to Easily Remove Labels from Glass Bottles
I Re-use glass bottles for a lot of craft projects plus I also reuse them for refilling and storage.
They are safe and look good!
But sometimes it is really hard to get that label off, here are a few tips that have worked for me, believe me I have done this hundreds of times and there is no "ONE magic tip", but One of these will surely work.

  • Fill the bottle with hot water without wetting the outside, leave for about 20 minutes, remove the label.
  • First simply remove the label as much as you can, once you have just the white part remaining, generously apply vegetable oil to it, leave for a few hours, the label will come off easily, wash with hot water.
  • Soak the bottle in hot water in a larger container, add a few drops of dish soap and 1/4 cup baking soda, leave for an hour or so, then wash.
  • First remove the label as much as you can, mix equal parts of baking soda and vegetable oil, apply the paste to the label, let it sit for about an hour or so, wipe off with a paper towel, wash with hot water.

Now on to the Crafts...
Candle Holders
Materials:
Clean Glass Bottles
Ribbon
Simple, just tie the ribbon to the bottle neck!...

 

Twig Tree
Materials:
Natural twigs
Twine
Glass Bottle
Burlap Piece
Small Size Hand Cut or Punched Colorful Fall leaves
Craft Glue
 
Wrap the burlap around the bottle and tie with the twine to make the vase. Wash the twigs and let dry, color them/varnish if you want to. Place glue dots on the twigs, just randomly glue the leaves, let dry.




Tie the twigs together with twine if needed. That's it you are done!



More Fall Crafts: