Friday, October 10, 2008

Hostess Gift...With Style!










Ok...you and your spouse are invited to a Halloween/Fall party and you want to bring the hostess something, but a plain bottle of wine just looks....well...Plain! Here is how you dress it up and show everyone your "style-ish " taste. Go to your area home improvement store and head on over to the plumbing department (stay with me here) get one of these fitters and cut it in half you don't need it to be super thick. Then find some feather trim (I get mine at Hobby Lobby but only with my 40% off coupon) hot glue it around the base of the fitter (I realize this is not the proper name). Then for the show stopper.....The Dollar Tree crow to top it off! I just twisted the metal prongs from the bird around the bottle but I suppose you could hot glue it too. (I just wanted my hostess to be able to reuse her new crow) Then if you really want the crow to look like she is a guest of this dinner party you will need to make sure she is wearing her pearls. This is were all of the broken costume jewelry you keep lying around comes in handy. I just threaded some of my daughters jewelry making beads onto some wire and twisted it onto my crows feathery little neck. The way I look at it anyone can go out and buy a wine bag or bring an "undressed" bottle but why would you want to? Have a Great Day!

10 comments:

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

A completely awesome idea! I'm absolutely going to do this. Any ideas for Thanksgiving & Christmas???

The Berry's Patch said...

Cute idea! I love giving hostess gifts. What a great way to spruce it up for Halloween. :-)

Deb said...

What a great idea. I always see that feather trim, and I actually bought some a long time ago for a purse I was making, but aside from that, I really never know what to do with it. Love this!

Girly Stuff said...

Thank you for the idea...I'm headed to hobby lobby tomorrow...but I'm keeping this for myself!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

THAT is gorgeous...and just a little spooky......marvelous idea. cherry

Susie Harris said...

Hi Paula! Now what hostess would not love that as a gift. I love it!!!! Feathers.... my first love!

Mario and Amy Andreani said...

Very pretty, great idea! Since I'm hosting our Harvest party for the kids maybe I'll just make one as a treat for myself...

Miss You,
Amy

Betsy said...

Glad you found my blog. Love this idea!

Bre said...

.....just love this idea !

I'd love to have you as a guest at our house for dinner if you brought a bottle topper like that !

How kewel is that .......I've got just the right girfriend who's front porch has both crows and feathers.

Love your blog, love your ideas!

Bre
http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

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