As we inch closer and closer to our Big Day, anytime I’m out and see something that piques my creative interest, I’ll either take a picture, or if the opportunity is there, I’ll buy it.
Enter the Target Dollar Stop.
Now, sometimes, there isn’t anything in here but coloring books and water bottles. On Saturday, however, there was much more.
I give you my Fun Find of the weekend:
These little ceramic vases were $2.50 for a set of 3…Perfect to add a little life and personality to a table arrangement! I bought 4 sets (12 vases) that I’ll scatter on different tables at my reception.
Along with the “Life, Laugh, Love” vases, they also had “Live Well, Laugh Often and Love Much” so I got those as well 🙂
They are about 4 inches tall, so very comparable to a bud vase, and cute by themselves, or you can tie a ribbon of your wedding colors (mine – Navy) around the neck of the vase for a little more personality. I just loved them!
The other inspiration I’ve found is:
I was drooling (not literally) over these, since I had already planned to take a bunch of wine bottles we’ve saved (or that friends have given me) to a glass cutter to have them cut, but it never occured to me to cut the top off instead of the bottom, what a neat idea!
So, then I wondered – is there a way to cut glass bottles without taking them all somewhere? Of course there is! Robert’s idea involved a blow torch – I’m afraid I don’t trust myself with glass and fire, at least not in the same scenario…
I googled the task to see what others have done, and on ehow.com they give a step-by-step guide on cutting wine bottles with string:
Step 1: Gather your materials. Soak the string for a few minutes in the lighter fluid or nail polish remover.
Step 2: Tie the soaked string around the bottle at the point you want to cut.
Step 3: Hold the bottle over a fire safe surface and light the string on fire. Allow the string to burn until it burns out on its own.
Step 4: After the string burns out, place the bottle into the bowl of cold water. The temperature change will cause the glass to break.
Step 5: If the glass does not break, hit the glass gently with the back of a spoon at the break point (the point where the string is wrapped around the bottle).
Step 6: If the broken edge is jagged, use a diamond coated file to smooth the glass. Be sure the glass is wet and well lubricated when working with a diamond file.
I have not attempted this feat yet, but as soon as I do, I will let you know how it turns out!