I’m not sure about you but I’m starting to feel “jolly AF”, at least when drinking. A few years ago I’d open a bottle of wine and drink the whole thing myself. Not in one sitting. Not in one day and not directly from the bottle. But if I opened it, I’d know I would have to finish it.
Then one day my husband decided wine was the new best thing. Obviously I already knew that! Neither of us can keep tabs on our wine glasses so this gives me a fighting chance to know which one is mine. While he will drink my wine, it’s doubtful he will use these glasses.
Which one is your favourite? I couldn’t decide which is why I now have a 1/2 dozen new festive wine glasses.
I found these cute wine glasses at the dollar store and they were calling for funny wine sayings. I can’t wait until I can gather with friends outside in the summer and sip wine from my fun new wine glasses. “Speaking in Cursive” is my favourite.
Today I dug our a few supplies to make wine cork trees. I sat on the living room floor and it was like I was magnetic. One kid came in and asked to make a tree, then the next one asked if he could make one.
I love that the boys want to craft with me. I’m so impressed with their making ability. I bet you can’t tell which trees they made.
Tape the ends of the cork with washi tape and trim off excess. Arrange and hot glue together. Cut a cork in half and glue to bottom for the trunk.
On the second day of Christmas my true loves made with me…mugs.
We have two plum trees in our yard that are big fruit producers. This past summer we picked 60 pounds of plums! What on earth do you do with 60 pounds of plums as a family of four. We gave 30 pounds away to anyone that would take them. I pushed plums on neighbours, friends and co-workers for weeks.
And with the rest, we saved for the third day of Christmas when my true love made for me……
Plum wine. MMMM, wine.
Want to make wine?
I went to a local wine making shop with 30 lbs of pitted frozen plums in September. They did a little wine magic and 3 months later there was a huge jug of wine ready to bottle. I bottled it and labelled it and voila 30 bottles of wine ready for consumption.
If plum wine isn’t your thing, wine making shops have different wine kits that you can buy. It’s not difficult or expensive.
I LOVE wine, who is with me? Yesterday I posted how to make a pillow from a dress shirt, today I am going to reuse the sleeves. Have you ever been caught drinking wine from a paper bag? Me neither but if I am going to go that route I think I will class it up a little bit with these shirt sleeve wine bags. But in all seriousness, I wouldn’t mind getting a bottle of wine in a reusable bag such as these. Who am I kidding if you are giving out wine I am taking it in any form.
Should you have an extra shirt that you don’t need the sleeves for try making one of these wine bottle covers.
Step 1. With a wine bottle, full or empty your choice, measure the length of the desired wine bag. Yes that’s right, use a wine bottle as a measuring device. Forget the measure twice cut once rule just this one time.
Step 2. Cut off the sleeves so that the bottle will fit.
Step 3. Turn the sleeve inside out
Step 4. Pin the edge you just cut
Step 5. Sew the edge closed.
Step 6. Put the bottle in the bag, close up the buttons. You could make it fancy by tying a ribbon.