Thursday, February 24, 2011

Milk Carton Caps

I don't know about you but in my house we drink at least 2 gallons of milk a week.  That's approx 110 caps that can not be recycled in a year.  It's taken me a while to figure out a use for these.  What I've decided to do is create a medallion style necklace.

Materials needed:
 - whole punch
 - plastic milk carton cap
 - embroidery thread
 - embroidery needle
 - felt

1.  For this project I'm starting with one milk carton cap.  I have used a whole punch to create the hole in the center.  

2.  Using the needle string the thread from the outside of the cap thru the center of the cap until the cap is completely covered with the thread.  Create a pattern by alternating the colors.  Tie off your thread.   Consider adding a few beads here and there to really embellish your trash to treasure necklace.   


3. Cut a small circle of felt just big enough to cover the backside of your cap.  Punch a hole into the center of your circle.  Glue to the backside with tacky glue. 

4.  Cut 3 or 4 strands of embroidery thread long enough to use as a necklace.  Next tie little nots ever inch or so.  Tie the two ends together to create a loop.  Now take the knotted end and pull it thru the center of your embroidered cap and slip not this around the cap.   It is now complete.  

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

My newest cork project ...

The Wine Cork Charms:


My new favorite Wine Quote: 

"In water one sees one's own face: But in wine one beholds the heart of another."
- French Proverb -

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Favorite Wine Related Movies

What is your favorite Wine Movie?

Here are mine:


A Good Year

Under the Tuscan Sun

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Here are some fun quotes about wine.  Wine and Cork just go together!  If you have a favorite quote that's not listed please post it!! 

"Wine is the most civilized thing in the world." 
- Ernest Hemingway

"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy."
- Benjamin Franklin

"What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile.”
- William Sokolin

"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food!!" 
- Anonymous

"Come quickly! I am tasting stars!" 
- Dom Perignon (1638-1714) at his first sip of champagne

"Little wine, be good.  You are about to mix with the blood of a brave man." - j.m. Scott