Our next contestant is Brook, who’s making wine bottle centerpieces, wine label table cards, and wine cork place cards. Each table at her reception will be represented by a wine. Check it out!
For this project, I collected various sized wine bottles, along with other small bottles to create centerpieces. Each table will have 3-4 bottles of various sizes and colors. To prepare the wine bottles, I had to soak them in warm soapy water for about 24-48 hours. This helps to remove the labels much easier. Then I scrapped the labels using a razor blade. Once this was done I did 2 mock up trials- one with my own garden flowers and a second time with Costco flowers.
Once I completed the bottles, I was unsure what type of table cards I wanted to use. Since I had an ample supply of wine corks (I planned to use these for namecards and easily have access to them since I am a bartender), I decided I would create WINE LABELS pertaining to different types of wines. So I began searching the internet for different types of wine labels- specifically I googled ‘unique wine labels’, ‘wine label images’, ‘wine labels’, and ‘vintage wine art’ to find results.
Below are some of the sites that I visited to find the wine labels I used.
Wine Labels – This had the greatest amount of wine labels, so it was up to me to pick which ones I wanted, save the image to my computer for future use. (Which will be explained below)
Wine Library – This link allows you to search for a label by name
Art.com – vintage art posters
All Posters – more vintage art posters)
There’s one other wine label site that I visited that I am having a very hard time relocating! It’s one of the most important, because I changed one label to reflect our last name, and a couple others to reflect different wines than what was on the image.
Close-ups – The image on the left was altered to read a different name and the colors were also changed in Microsoft Publisher. The image on the right is a Vintage Art poster. All images had to be resized to fit on half of a 5X7 card that I purchased from Michael’s (Variety Pack 5.5 x 7.5 cards in shades of cream, ivory, white and gray).