Thursday, June 21, 2012

DIY Fisherman's Bottle

DIY Fisherman's Bottle
Hello and welcome,
It is definitely no hidden secret that I love to style with bottles; I love them because they look so elegant and can make any nook or corner look layered with much beauty. I was out to dinner recently and spotted a traditional style fisherman's bottle at a restaurant, it was loaded with memories of all things coastal, beachy and old and ever since I have wanted to do my own version of a DIY fisherman's bottle. I found this particular DIY thoroughly enjoyable because it is super simple and took no time at all to do!  

Requirements

Bottle
Twine
Buttons and Feathers 

Method

Make net style knots to create a fisherman's bottle holder
Decorate as per own individual taste

Instructions 

Wrap twine around your bottle, just below the neck and knot tightly. I did a double knot and snipped the ends off. Repeat this step for the base of your bottle too. This knot will eventually be hidden so do not worry too much about how it looks.

 

 
Using your twine doubled over in a loop, measure 2x the length of your bottle and snip. You will need to cut 6 of these double lengths!
Using slip knots, attach your 6 x loops to the twine around the neck of your bottle as seen below. Space these evenly around the circle/ neck and try to hide the original double knot if possible.

Slip Knot
Based on a net style knot, using one strand of twine from each knot (yes you want to split them apart) join it to a single strand directly next to it and complete a double knot. Continue doing this evenly around the entire neck of your bottle.

Split strands and complete a double knot

You will see that you are forming little diamond shapes. Continue down the length of your bottle!


I joined my last series of knots to the base twine using slip knots and a figure 8 knot to finish off. 


Double knot and figure 8

Decorate your Fisherman's bottle in your own style/ way... If you do try this DIY I would LOVE to see
 your interpretations sometime!

I will be visiting the following link parties Natasha in Oz, Bramble Berry Cottage

14 comments:

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Hip Brown said...

Thanks Atta!

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Sherry said...

Oh, I am so excited you showed us how to do this!! I can totally try this! it is really neat! Thank you for stopping by!
Sherry

Hip Brown said...

Thanks Sherry. Its a lovely fun tutorial this one, so easy and almost relaxing to do.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a great tutorial and project! Megan

Hip Brown said...

Thanks Megan, lovely to meet you and thank you for dropping by!

Holly Legare said...

I have been wanting to try this! Thanks for the great tutorial! Would love for you to share at the Creative Corner Blog Hop
Holly
Holly's Stamping Addiction

Hip Brown said...

Oh Great! It sounds fab Holly, thanks for dropping by. Rachael x

Hubba said...

Love how this looks, I like the knots. I'm a new follower, would love if you followed back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

Sherry said...

This is so neat! I really got to give this a try. I definitely like the way your turned out. Thanks for sharing!

Hip Brown said...

Thanks lovely ladies, glad you like!

Natasha in Oz said...

Wow, this is brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this at my Say G'day Saturday party. I have featured this wonderful idea today on my blog.

Hope to see you again this weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

PS Isn't it great to finally see some sunshine!

PPS I shared this on Facebook.

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Just popping over from Natasha in Oz's blog. Your newest follower, another Brisbane blogger.

Anne @ Domesblissity x

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