I don’t know why I am mentioning this again, but we allll know I love crafting, and the occasional alcoholic beverage.
And sometimes I like to mix these two awesome things together…but not in the usual “pop open a brewsky while I stitch” way.
So also with my love of crafts and alcohol, I love to participate in some sweet themed parties. We did an Edgar Allen Poe party for my birthday, a sweet Prom themed party in June, and last weekend for my close friend Sam we pulled together a ridiculously fun King Henry VIII Party. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, feel free to hop on Netflix and enjoy some of The Tudors.
Anywayssssss, she loved my Raven wine, and the other one I made…and I stupidly didn’t take pictures of. We whipped up some for hers, and I’m gonna give you the rundown on what you need to do this. That’s right! A tutorial on how to make your own wine without having to actually own a winery.
I swear it’s super easy!
What you need:
- Wine – Duh.
- Label Paper or just Paper. The first time I used just normal paper and a glue stick.
To make things simple I used PicMonkey to edited my picture. It was super easy with this program! I actually didn’t do any “real”editing. I literally made 2 changes: I rounded off the corners of the picture (I used classic painted portraits of each queen) and added text. I like to have fun and make so called witty names for each wine, and used the year they died as the vintage year.
I was Jane Seymour. We named her wine “Seymour Sons” since..she..had a son. And was the only wife to have a son. Damn me and my addiction to play on words.
When I printed my pictures, I did it directly from the folder. I have Windows 7, and it was pretty simple. On the top of the opened folder there’s a bar that gives you options. I clicked the “Print” one.
I chose the one that prints 4 pictures per page, and unclicked “Fit to frame”.
I’m sure y’all appreciate my sweet MS Paint skills.
Once printed you just cut them out and stick them on. Well, first you want to remove the other label first. If one is stubborn, just stick in some warm water. Or I’m sure you can just stick it in that cold box for a while. (Disclaimer: Warming or cooling wine may alter the integrity of the wine, but hey, I’m fine with that.) When I glued then I just rubbed the glue stick all over the back, and slapped it on.
There are so so so many things you can do with this! So be creative and have some fun!
And for your viewing pleasure, I thought I’d include a picture of my husband.
Oh did I forget to mentions, it’s of him wearing my corset? What a sport!
PS: If anyone can get why I named each of the bottles as I did, then a giveaway will commence!