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Bottle, not throttle!

There are lots of opinions about weddings.  You could say, too many opinions.  I would never say that, of course.  But someone could.  What kept me sane during the madness of wedding planning were the projects.  I am a huge fan of the DIY.  I saw this idea on Pinterest and was inspired!  So when something goes awry I recommend you bottle, not throttle!

STEP 1: I started going to Goodwill and collecting all the tiny bottles I could find.  I considered having a variety of colors but in the end I went with clear.  I was a little worried about not having enough for all the guests so I picked up a set of min-jars with corks at Michael’s.  They don’t have them online, but Amazon does: http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Glass-Jars-Stoppers-10ml/dp/B007XV10HQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1366494233&sr=8-3&keywords=jar+cork One thing I advise you avoid is using those with twist lids.  The corks don’t look as good on a twist jar, in my humble opinion.  You can also buy a variety of corks at the craft store if you lose any!Image

STEP 2: The etching process!  My (now) Aunt Robin was an absolute LIFESAVER in this part of the bottling   I could not have done this without her!  My original plan was to cut out a stencil by hand and etch each bottle one by one.  This was a very foolish notion.  Robin has magical powers with which she can cut out intricate lettering onto contact paper in mere minutes!  She calls this magic “Cricket.”  Before I consulted with Magic Aunt Robin I bought etching creme.  Here’s the brand I used:

Bottles Etching

A little pricey at about $30 for 10 oz, but I would need a lot (or so I thought).  Again, so foolish!  Magic Aunt Robin informed me that not only does it take very little etching creme, but it is re-usable.  With that in mind, if you are working on any etching projects I suggest you get the smallest bottle.  Here is what step two looked like:

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Once the etching cream finished its work it looked like this:

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My ever helpful relatives helped fill them with lemonade before the ceremony and I made a little sign to display with them.  Here’s what they looked like during the setup:

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You could even make little tags to attach to each bottle!  Have your initials and the date?  Any way you display the bottles, they are super cute!  Love Potion!  Make them!  Do it!  Bottle not throttle!

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