My hubby recently turned the big three-O and I could not wait to host a party – just so I could get creative with the party decor.
As an avid car lover, I wanted to do make DIY table centrepieces that incorporated cars, but found that this was going to be too costly, so I opted to design a car logo to fit the theme instead.
Because we both love the colour gold, I decided to create a black, white and gold themed party.
I am the type of person who despises throwing away goods that can be upcycled, so I opted to re-use some of the empty bottles and cardboard milk boxes that I had stashed in a cupboard for when I needed it.
What you need:
Glass bottles – (I used 6 – 1 per table)
Glue (I used white all-purpose glue)
Corrugated Cardboard that is quite firm (I used the cardboard from a long life milk box)
Acrylic craft paint (in your chosen colour)
Acrylic craft paint in black
Black and white striped wrapping paper (I bought mine at GAME @ R20,00 for 3 rolls)
Using an old sponge, I sponged paint onto 6x 750ml beer bottles and left them to dry. I then sponge painted a second coat once they were dry.
I then traced a ‘3’ and an ‘0’ on the cardboard and cut them out. I painted the one side with black paint and left to dry.
I then laid out the striped wrapping paper, rubbed white all-purpose glue onto the other side and stuck it down onto the white side of the wrapping paper, so when cut out, it would be a striped letter.
Once the letters were dry, I cut them out and had 6x 3’s and 6x 0’s. I then used double-sided tape to stick them to the front of the bottle. Then, I had printed out 6x car logo’s I had designed and stuck them on the other side of the bottle. I then filled 6x balloons with helium and tied ribbon to the balloon which was then tied to the bottle neck.
This was the end product.
Ciao – till next time