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
Trophies (easily found at the thrift store)
Drill or awl
Craft paint and/or markers
Small fabric trim
Bottle of wine
Step 2: Score Trophies
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
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
Allow your paint to dry completely.
Step 5: Trick Out Your Bowlers
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
Using a drill or an awl, start a hole in the top of your cork.
Step 7: Add Trophy Topper to Cork
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
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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