Introduction: Trophy Wine Bottle Toppers

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Merlot, Pinot, Malbec—they will all look more dashing and feel more thoughtful with a customized wine bottle topper. The nice thing about these toppers is that they can transfer from bottle to bottle.

Step 1: Supplies

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Trophies (easily found at the thrift store)

Drill or awl

Craft paint and/or markers

Small fabric trim


Strong glue

Bottle of wine

Step 2: Score Trophies

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The first thing I did was procure some trophies. Lady bowlers in skirts always make me giggle. The thrift store is usually ripe with trophies of all types, and the decorative trophy toppers easily unscrew from the base.

Step 3: Adorn Your Trophies

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Using various paints and pens, adorn your trophies. The sky's the limit. Give them collared blouses, polka dots, spiffy shoes, and flowers in their hair.

Step 4: Wait

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Allow your paint to dry completely.

Step 5: Trick Out Your Bowlers

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If you are so inclined (and who wouldn’t be?), you can go in and add trim, ribbons, and ball fringe as belts and whatnot. Secure with glue.

Step 6: Cork Prep

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Using a drill or an awl, start a hole in the top of your cork.

Step 7: Add Trophy Topper to Cork

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Using a strong glue, twist your trophy topper into the hole. Once the trophy has been screwed down flush with the cork, allow the glue to dry completely.

Step 8: Spread the Love

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These fun wine toppers make great gifts for someone who has 'bowled you over'. Remember there is more than just bowling trophies out there waiting to be converted into a funky wine bottle topper. How about making one with a thrifted karate trophy to let that special someone know they 'kick ass'.

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grannyjones (author)2014-07-23

so retro; and even more cute!

crispernakisan (author)2014-07-15

Step four is the best... but also the hardest!

sursula (author)2014-07-14

wow, these are super beautiful and with just the right amount of kitsch! i hope i will find some trophies soon to follow your example!

These are amazing! I love them!

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Bio: First and foremost Jennifer is a wife and mother trying to raise her children, Tallulah and Baxter, in craftivity. She is a work at home ... More »
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