Something I have wanted to try
to do for months now........and
I finally did it!
I have seen fish netted demijohns all over the stores in all sizes and shapes but lordy are they expensive! Even to buy the bottles without the net could break the bank! A luxury I can't afford! So this was my next best thing!
This was my inspiration from Ballard Design. Love that place! I get their catalog in the mail and I am always so excited to dive into it! And then reality sets in and I'm crushed.....it's just another daydream day.
But I said to myself...."use what you have girl!"
|Bottles I'm using from my stash.....and I found this old picnic basket I forgot about too!|
That's what happens when you hoard gobs of stuff!
I save darn near everything....and I got bottles up the ying and yang! I spent several days looking at pictures all over the net, studied knots and realize that making the netting on these bottles is really quite like macrame...I did a little of that back in the day so this wasn't to hard to do at all! I grabbed all the supplies I figured I needed and luckily had all that too!
So I set a plan to motion....adjusted this and that, here and there, had a couple of cuss words slip out a time or two lol, and then....WALA! I did it!!!
And if you know me, I gots to have sparkley too! It gives the bottles some pizzzazzzz don't ya think?
I like my bottles much better....just wished I had some of those big fat bottom bottles durn it!
I was really struggling with how to photo my new pretties as my house is not beachy cottagey, so I went out and bought a bag of sandbox sand and dumped it on our brick patio out by the pool. Now the pictures have a bit of a beachy feel.........JUST what I was looking for!
Now I just need to buy a beach!
In my new dream!
The two largest bottles had a green hint of color to them. The small one was clear glass. I loved how the twine and green meshed so well together.
I got sidetrack with beach on my mind and remembered I have two large bags of sand dollars, so I got them out and painted a few. The color is softer more pastelly in color than shown here. Is pastelly a word? hmmmm Blame it on a cloudy photo day!
I covered the bottles bottoms too. They sit more stable this way instead of knots on the bottom causing them to rock a bit. After all the hours of making them, I durn sure don't want them to fall over and break! I would cry!
I did different designs on each of the bottles to make them more interesting and not like everything else you see out there. I like it!
Looking pretty on my patio table by the pool.
I love the added sparkley on them too!
I got side tracked again and made those nautical balls too...you'll never guess what they are made from....I'll be posting about that next! And wait till you see my sailboat I'm making! It's just silly cute!
There is a reason for this nautical beachy madness I'm in here lately....I have a new dream if the good Lord is willing...I'll tell you about it later too!
I had so much fun making these and was so excited I could figure it out!
Now I want more!
I looked up what a Demijohn really is and this is what it says.....A large narrow-necked bottle made of glass or earthenware usually encased in wickerwork. A Demijohn is just a fancy word for a "giant wine jug."
This is the real them! Huge aren't they?
Darn near as big as me!
Image Courtsey of Antiquaire - Awesome shop!
Look at all these! I think this person should take pity on me and just give me a couple and I can make them pretty too! Fat chance! These are antiques and for sale too!
They look really great empty set in clusters on a table or on the floor for decorating. Mine aren't large bottomed, but they got narrow necks!
Works for me!
I can't help but wonder with as huge as some of those bottles are, how in the heck did one lift these babies to pour the wine in a glass!!!? Lord help ya if you were tippsy!
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