Thursday, December 19, 2013

DIY Bride & Groom Champagne Flutes

Tis the season... TO GET ENGAGED!!!

My sister-in-law got engaged right before Thanksgiving.  Luckily, since her fiancé was a perfect gentleman and asked for my in-laws' permission, I knew ahead of time and was able to prepare the most adorable engagement gift.

You should know that my sister-in-law drinks champagne for pretty much any occasion.  I'm serious - the girl can find any excuse to pop some bubbly (a trait I admire).  Getting her a champagne-themed gift was a no brainer. 

However, since an engagement is such a festive celebration, this DIY gift is appropriate for any newly engaged couple.  It's also really simple to make if you have some patience and the right supplies.


Here's what you'll need:
  • (2) Champagne Flutes (I found a box of 4 flutes for $12.99 at HomeGoods)
  • (1) Package of White Elastic
  • (1) Small Swatch of White Fabric
  • (1) Small Swatch of Black Fabric
  • (1) Small Roll of White Tulle
  • (1) Package of Adhesive Pearls
  • (1) Small Package of Mini Faux White Flowers
  • (1) Black Rubberband (I used a hair elastic)
  • (2) Paperclips
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks

Step-by-Step Instructions for The Bride Flute:

  1. Take the white elastic and wrap it around the champagne flute.  Leave a little bit of overlap when you cut it and then secure it with a paperclip.
  2. Remove the elastic from the champagne glass and hot glue it together where the paperclip is.  Remove the paperclip after the hot glue dries.
  3. Cut a piece of tulle by measuring it against the height of the champagne flute.  Wrap the top of the tulle around the elastic.  Use the hot glue gun to secure the tool to the elastic.
  4. After the hot glue dries, slip the elastic back onto the champagne flute.  Use the hot glue gun to affix the mini faux white flowers.
  5. Remove a full strip of adhesive pearls.  Hot glue each end of the "pearl necklace" to the elastic.  The rest of the pearls will simply self-stick to the champagne flute.   

Step-by-Step Instructions for The Groom Flute:

  1. Repeat Steps1 & 2 for The Bride Flute.
  2. Take the white fabric and wrap it around the flute.  Trim  the fabric so that it covers the top 1/2 of the flute.
  3. Hot glue the white fabric to the elastic by wrapping it around the "inside" of the elastic loop.
  4. Slide the elastic back onto the flute.
  5. Cut a 1" x 3" strip of the black fabric.  Twist the black elastic around the middle of the fabric to create a "bowtie effect." 
  6. Hot glue the bow tie to the white fabric.
  7. Remove 3 single pearls and hot glue them onto the white fabric for the "button effect."
{If you LOVE this gift but don't have the time or energy to make it, you can purchase it at my Etsy Shop, Backyard Cards & Crafts.  I'll never tell!}

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