Step 1: Glue Up and Cut the Tubes
2. Use a paintbrush to apply white paper or craft glue to the front of the rolled tubes. Apply 2 coats of glue, letting each coat dry before applying the next coat. Turn over and repeat this process on the back as well.
3. Once dry, the rolled tubes should be reasonably stiff and completely glued together.
On the right side measure up 28cm, on the left side measure up 12cm, and across the top edge measure 14cm. Draw a diagonal line from the bottom (which measures 28cm) to the 14cm mark.
Step 2: Test and Join the Tubes
If the fit is too tight, glue on an extra tube or two.
5. Use a sharp craft knife and cutting mat to cut the tubes to the marked shape.
Wrap this around your wine bottle and secure with twine or tape. Apply a thin bead of wood glue to the join and let this dry.
Step 3: Cut and Attach Base
7. With the wine bottle inside, secure the base to the bottom of the rolled tubes with glue and let this dry.
Wipe away any excess with a cloth.
Step 4: Add Triming
Fasten this around the top and side edges, as well as around the base to cover up the cardboard edge.
Once dry, sand smooth with 180-grit sandpaper.
Step 6: Spray Paint
I wanted to use Gloss apple red but couldn't fine any, so I used Satin espresso. I so wish that I had discovered this project before Christmas - it would make a perfect gift. I'm definitely keeping this one in mind for Fathers Day!
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