Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Bottled Affair

A party must be made with the appropriate materials (menu, location, guest list), tailored to the occasion (theme) and topped off with the perfect finishing touches. Thoughtful decoration details add an unexpected luster to an otherwise ordinary event. The idea is as simple as it is lovely: hanging glass bottles with flowers in them from twine as party d├ęcor. I instantly fell in love with this...

Putting these pretty hanging bottles together is very simple…

Here's what you will need...
  • twine
  • vintage glass bottles (you can pick these up at your local flea market)
  • fresh cut flowers
  • scissors 

  1. Measure and cut twine according to the height of the area you will be hanging the bottles from. I think hanging them at or slightly below eye level is most effective. Make sure you leave a little extra slack, about 8 inches on each end, for tying. 
  2. Tie one end of the twine onto the neck of the bottle.
  3. Fill the bottle with as much water as you like. I think it looks best when you vary the amount from bottle to bottle…  
  4. Cut and place your flower into the bottle. I love the idea of mixing different types of flowers, but keeping them all the same color. 
  5. Hang the flowered bottles from a sturdy beam or slat. 

Whether you’re planning a big party or a simple brunch, these hanging bottles will add the perfect touch of pretty to any event.

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