I have tons of inspiration on my Pinterest boards, some of which I’m not sure will have a place in our wedding. However, there’s a particular pin on one of my boards that I HAVE to do.
While looking at photographers I stumbled onto this picture”¦
Hacienda Los Agaves / Image via Ricardo Ferrer Photography
It’s our venue, the entrance from the parking lot to the gazebo where the reception will be held. Did you notice the lights outlining the walkway? I.love.it.
When looking at the picture the first thing that came to my mind was putting some candles in paper bags…
Image via Project Wedding
Image via Save on Crafts
Cousin A did this for Niece B’s quinceaÃ±era and it looked really nice. However, the snob inside me started doubting about using plain paper bags”¦so I started thinking about decorating the bags, maybe cutting some patterns in them or drawing something with kitchen oil. The oil will allow the light to pass easier so you could see the pattern in the bag.
Left: Oil. It ran so it looks odd, but I proved my point. / Right: Cut bag.
It was decided: I was doing paper bags. But then I remembered this pin:
Image via The Green Head
The only problem with this is that neither us, nor anyone we know, drinks wine, so we’d have to buy the empty bottles. And then came family Sunday. Uncle F was drinking this beer from the Corona family called Barrilito.
I like the shape of the bottle. I put a candle behind it to get the idea…I like how it looks.
I think the bottle’s really cute, but could I cut the bottom?
My mom told me about the hot/cold change. Submerge the portion you want to cut into boiling water, let it boil for a while, then take it out and immediately after submerge it in ice water.
It sounds plausible. I tried it, and”¦nothing happened. I expected it; this is a beer bottle, which means it’s tempered glass and it doesn’t break with temperature changes. Otherwise beer bottles would explode in your fridge.
What can I do now? FFIL Toasdstool said we could use a diamond-edge blade”¦
I don’t think that would work. Maybe something like this:
Image via Home Depot
Well, turns out these blades are very expensive and not worth the hassle since we’re not even sure it’s going to work, but we needed to cut those bottles. The good news is that since this is a tool-related DIY project, Mr. Toadstool’s in charge.
Was/is your man in charge of some DIY projects? What do you think about the bottles?