I can't wait for this weekend. Saturday is Elisabeth's birthday and we are going to Painting With a Twist for a private painting party. We will post pics in a few days and show you the artwork we made while enjoying a glass of wine. Speaking of wine... today's craft is a bottle stopper that you could use for empty glass bottles or wine bottles.
Here is a picture of my materials - drawer pulls (I bought mine from Hobby Lobby, sometimes they are on sale for 50% off and you can get them for about $2-3.00 a piece). I also got replacement wine corks from Wal Mart (I have also seen them at World Market). A hot glue gun (my favorite tool!). And finally a rotary cutter (my husband surprised me with one that he bought from Costco for $29.99 - a great deal for wood, metal, and many other craft making).
Here is a side view of the drawer pulls I choose - before I removed the bolts.
Here is a picture of the bolts removed. :)
Next my husband taught me how to use the rotary cutter - make sure you are very careful (some of the screws that we were cutting off sparked and other didn't - it depended on the type of metal that was used).
Here is a picture of the screw removed - the cutting isn't perfect and that is okay - it will be hidden once we hot glue it to the cork.
Here is a picture of the drawer pulls that have all their screws cut off from the rotary cutter. Also remember when cutting that the screw (once it has fallen off) can be very hot, don't touch, let it cool first. Some of the drawer pulls were made of metal that got very hot, too (others were made out of wood or ceramic). Cut as close to the drawer pull as you can.
You might not have to do this step if you find wine replacement corks without the wooden topper things - but I cut them off. I might use those wooden circle tops later for another craft (maybe write or decoupage our initial and put a magnet on the back and put it on our refrigerator?). :)
Next I choose a drawer pull, hot glued it and the cork and pressed it together for several minutes to make sure it was secure and straight.
The rest of the pictures are my finished products. the picture do not do them justice - some of the pulls were gold, and mosaic and glittery and they are just so cute!
You can find drawer pulls anywhere - but you can find some really cute ones at antique stores and garage sales. These would make great gifts. I'm actually giving the owl one to a friend who loves owls, I can't wait because I know she will love it. This craft was very simple. If this is your first time using a rotary cutter have your husband or a friend show you the basics (it is actually easy to use), you just might need a quick practice before starting to get the feel of cutting through metal.
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