I started with 3 empty bottles and 3 different colors of yarn. I had seen a picture on Pinterest using colored twine but I couldn’t find that anywhere that had colors I wanted or reasonably priced so I opted for yarn instead. I meant to do this months ago so I had picked spring colors back then ; )

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I did not use the coke bottle in the end simply because of time. When the bottle changes width, it becomes a little time consuming so I opted to switch it out for another. (Hello Hell’s Kitchen in the background!)

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For the cream bottle, I used my hot glue gun but the glue dried very fast and it didn’t look good once it dried. So I used regular tacky glue. Put some all around the bottle and then put your yarn around it a few times.



I didn’t use glue or anything on the body of the bottle.  I did make the yarn pretty tight and kept pushing it down towards the bottom of the bottle.

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When you get to the part where the bottle narrows, it becomes a little bit more tricky. I put glue all around and kept wrapping but you won’t be able to do it as tight. Keep pushing things down so there isn’t any gaps.

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Keep going to the top. I put glue on the whole top part of the bottle and wrapped it until I got to the top.

I found that red bottle at a thrift store yesterday. It doesn’t match or fit but I love it and I need to look at it for a few days more before figuring out where it’s going to live : )

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You can decorate them after if you want or just leave them like this. Maybe one day, I will get my mantle together and do a proper decor for it ; )


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Little tip: if you run into where the yarn has been knotted together (grrr), don’t panic! Make the knot ends point down towards where you are going.

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Once covered, it’s barely noticeable. Plus, it’s supposed to be rustic, right?

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