I drink a lot of wine. And end up with a lot of empty wine bottles that are oh so pretty, it breaks my heart to have to junk them with the raddi- walla. I've been trying to find all sorts of utility excuses to hang on to them - wate bottles, plant holders and what have you. And now I have the perfect non-utility excuse to collect some more!
Coloured raffia from Le Papier
Empty clearglass wine bottles (Sula Zinfandel -which is incidentally my personal favourite)
Heavy duty glue (I have this stick of industrial glue that solidifies when it cools but I guess Fevicol would do as well)
Starting at the bottom (cos the top's a bit tricky) starting winding the raffia tightly around the bottle, pausing to add a bit of adhesive every now and then. The curve towards the neck of the bottle requires a LOT of adhesive as the raffia tends to slip loose.
Et voila! A pretty bottle sweater. (I'm planning to go back to Le Papier and pick up every possible colour of raffia they stock. Imagine a whole rainbow coloured line of these bottles!!
Edited to add: A couple of months later some more string arrived.
And about half a dozen wine bottles later, here's what happened: