Made with gold spray paint, a string of fake pearls and some lace, these elegant wine bottle centerpieces look so beautiful you can use them for a wedding or any other special occasion.
Are you planning to host an elegant dinner party, but don’t have the money to spend on expensive decorations?
That was me when I was planning my Great Gatsby party.
Since I needed to decorate quite a few tables, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the centerpieces.
So I went with one of my favorite budget-friendly ways to make them.
Decorating wine bottles. In this case, with gold spray paint, a string of faux pearls and some lace.
And I got so many compliments on them, I kept them so I’ll be able to use them again sometime.
Even better? They’re super simple to make and don’t take that much time to put together.
While there is some elapsed time involved (waiting for the labels to soak off and the paint to dry), the actual process of decorating the wine bottles doesn’t take long at all.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make these DIY wine bottle centerpieces:
- spray paint – I used this gold color* but you can pick whatever color goes with your theme.
- repositionable spray adhesive* – We’ll use spray adhesive to glue on the lace because it creates a very thin layer of adhesive that you can’t see through the lace. And the repositionable kind allows you to move the lace around if you accidentally get it in the wrong place.
- 5 1/2″ wide ivory lace – You could go a little wider or a little narrower if you find a lace pattern that you really like in a different size.
- string of 5mm fake pearls – I think the ivory colored pearls look more realistic than the white ones.
- cardboard box (optional) – we’ll use this to keep the spray paint and adhesive from going everywhere.
- mini glue gun on low heat
How to make a pearls and lace gold wine bottle centerpiece
Now that you have all of the supplies, it’s time to start decorating your wine bottles.
The step-by-step written instructions are below, but you can also watch this video to see how to make this elegant wine bottle centerpiece (as well as a few other versions):
1 | Remove The Labels
The first step is to remove the labels from the wine bottles.
To do this, soak the bottles in water for a few hours.
After that, most of the labels will peel right off.
For the ones that don’t, a paint scraper will help to get the extra sticky stuff off.
You could also use Goo Gone or another type of adhesive remover if you prefer.
Then wash the bottles with dish soap to make sure the outsides are clean and dry thoroughly. Otherwise, the paint won’t stick.
2 | Spray Paint The Bottles
The next step is to spray paint the bottles.
I always keep a box on hand for this since it keeps the overspray from going everywhere. If the weather is nice, painting them outside works well, too.
In case you’re nervous about spray painting, check out these tips for how to do it successfully.
Wait until the paint is completely dry before going on to the next step. I usually let them sit for 24 hours just to make sure.
3 | Attach the lace
Now we need to glue the lace onto the bottom of the wine bottle.
To do this, spray the bottom half of the wine bottle with repositionable adhesive. Doing this in the cardboard box prevents the glue from going where you don’t want it.
Then wrap the white lace around the bottle, lining the bottom of the lace up with the bottom of the bottle.
Since we’re using repositionable adhesive, you can take it off and put it back on if you don’t get it straight the first time.
Where the end of the lace meets the beginning point, cut it off.
4 | Attach the pearls
Add a dot of hot glue to the bottom of the bottle neck.
Stick the end of the pearl string to the hot glue.
Then wrap the string around the neck of the bottle until you get up to the top.
Add another dot of hot glue to hold the other end of the pearl string in place.
Cut off the excess pearl string.
The finished centerpiece
And you’re done!
The finished look is an elegant centerpiece that you can use for any occasion.
Here it is on my Gatsby tablescape.
But it would also work for weddings, bridal showers, or any other time you need a beautiful but inexpensive centerpiece.
Other centerpieces you might like
- DIY wine bottle centerpieces
- Pink flower centerpieces
- How to make ostrich feather centerpieces
- Great Gatsby centerpieces
DIY Pearls And Lace Gold Wine Bottle Centerpiece
- cardboard box (optional)
- glue gun
- 1 can spray paint (I used gold)
- 1 can adjustable spray adhesive
- 5½ inch wide white lace
- 1 string 5mm faux pearls
- Remove the wine bottle labels by soaking the bottles in water for a few hours and then peeling or scraping them off.
- Wash the bottles with dish soap to make sure they are clean and dry thoroughly.
- Spray paint the bottles. Doing this inside a cardboard box will prevent the paint from going where you don't want it.
- After the paint has dried completely, use spray adhesive to attach the lace to the bottom of the wine bottle. Again, using the cardboard box will keep the adhesive contained.
- Cut off the lace where the end meets the beginning point.
- Add a dot of hot glue to the bottom of the bottle neck.
- Stick one end of the pearl string to the hot glue.
- Wrap the pearl string around the neck of the bottle until you get up to the top.
- Add another dot of hot glue to hold this end in place.
- Cut off the pearl string.