Simple Wine Bottle Fall Decorations with a Free File!

I really like fall, and am hoping for a relatively dry one this year as we have lots to do outside yet.  My family is having Thanksgiving at my sister’s house this year for the very first time, and I’m not sure how many fall decorations she has so I wanted to create some unique holiday accents.  The beauty of the two-piece design is that it can be used on a variety of circumferences to fit bottles, pillar candles, jars, etc.  These are very simple Halloween and Thanksgiving designs.

There are only a few pieces in the actual design, but they can be enhanced using markers, chalk, etc – as well as pipe cleaners and other doo-dads – to make a wide variety of your very own colorful decorations.

I used Copic markers to color the beak and waddle as well as to add color to the turkey feathers.  I used a hot glue gun to assemble the components.  After putting several drops of hot glue on the underside of the beak, I simply inserted the waddle and held it there until the glue had slightly cooled. At that point I could position it exactly where I wanted it.

I prefer to use a brayer and the inside of my hand to create a nice, smooth curve as shown below.  I also used this method to curve the feathers slightly outward for the back piece.

And here is the finished product.  The pieces overlap so that it can adjust for a variety of size cylinders.

 

This free file from Team KNK includes the pumpkin and the turkey and can be downloaded from this link:  http://teamknk.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/WineBottleTurkeyPumpkin.zip

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

17 thoughts on “Simple Wine Bottle Fall Decorations with a Free File!

    • This is stinkin’ cute, Michelle. What a neat idea. I could see doing these with pop bottles too so that the kids could drink what was in them. Great idea.

  1. What a fun way to take a bottle of wine to a hostess at Thanksgiving. What is the medium that it is constructed from?

    • I used a basic textured cardstock from Joann’s on this turkey. I am all about getting the most from my supplies – using up whole sheets and/or scraps, so here I used one sheet of a ‘mustard’ color cardstock then used my Copics to color the waddle, beak, and feathers.

  2. Oh, this is so cute! I always take wine to my Thanksgiving hostess so this will be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration and the file.

  3. Michelle, just found this post, but pictures aren’t on it anymore it appears? do you have a website or blog that it is posted on. From the comments it sound awesome, would love to see what it looks like. thanks

  4. going to use this idea for my senior crafting class love it…going back is so much fun…you can see what you missed

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