It was apparent that the obvious star of the blog hop was Laura's new patriotic fabric.It is available in Joann's Stores nationwide.
Cute huh? Various sewing materials including matching spool threads and 6 strand embroidery floss got me very excited, being the avid sewer (albeit simple) sewer I am. So flash forward about three weeks and guess what? My sewing machine died. Its sitting in the back of my car waiting for me to find the time to make the hour and a half drive to have it serviced.
Although I really wanted to create a unique sewing project with the fabric, I was determined not to give up. I decided to decoupage some of the fabric onto a recycled wine bottle and save the rest for later.
To prevent the bottle from chipping, I coated it with Duraclear Varnish in a gloss finish from DecoArt.
I added Fast Finish Decoupage Medium by Beacon Adhesives to apply the fabric to the bottle.
The simple addition of buttons designed by Laura Kelly for Buttons Galore and More finished this simple project. Since you will be gluing butttons all around the top and bottom borders of the bottle, I highly recommend Beacon Adhesives Quick Grip since it dries to quickly and is super strong.
Live Life Creatively,