I’m a knitter (I’ll admit it!), so when Vicki from My Simple Details shared this Virginia fall day after wedding shoot for our inspiration week, I instantly zoned in on the great yarn covered bottles.  The pictures from Kate Triano Photography were so pretty and I thought the bottles were so fun; surely a great DIY project for a wedding or shower.

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It can be hard to incorporate knitting into a wedding.  For one thing, when you are planning a wedding to knit something for yourself (or your wedding party) just adds a whole lot of pressure (Trust me, I’ve been there!)  In addition, if you aren’t a knitter, during your wedding planning isn’t the time to learn.  These yarn wrapped bottles can be made my knitters and non-knitters.  They would look great on a rustic table setting or a home-made cookie buffet.

Vicki is going to share the directions for making these cozy bottles and the inspiration behind it.  Take it away, Vicki…

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Nicolette and Chris were married in the fall, but since it rained on their big day, they wanted a few more shots in the beautiful fall weather before the leaves fell.  With the bride’s love for knitting, I knew we had to bring yarn into the shoot.

The Hendry House in Arlington was the perfect location for this fall shoot.  Vintage bottles, a Vespa, and many other props were brought in to fit the style of the couple and the property.  Barbara at Growing Wild supplied some beautiful flowers.  To add a little more color and cozy texture, we choose to wrap some of the vintage bottles and Nicollete’s bouquet with yarn.

We used peach colored yarn that the bride already had, and purchased some inexpensive yellow and gray yarn from Michaels to play off of the color of the lemons and the large balloon we had for the shoot.  (For higher quality yarn, there are tons of sellers on Etsy that make amazing handmade yarn.)  We also accessorized one of the bottles with a yarn flower broach created by Tom Bjorn Designs.

To create your own colorful cozy bottles you will need:

  • Spool of Yarn (length depends upon bottle size and shape)
  • Bottles (any shape or size)

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DIY photos courtesy of My Simple Details

Directions:

  • Take a strand of yarn and hold it to the bottle vertically.
  • Wrap the same strand of yarn around bottle tightly and cross over the vertical end multiple times to ensure it is secure.  You can keep the distance between each wrap as close or as far apart as you would like for desired look and transparency.
  • As you approach the top of the bottle, take the yarn and loop around the top twice and then bring the strand of yarn back down and continue to wrap around the base of bottle.  Make sure to cross over the strand that came back down from the top of the bottle to ensure it remains secure.
  • Continue to wrap the bottle until you have the coverage you desire.
  • Tuck the end of the yarn under itself to secure.
  • Don’t forget to accessorize your bottles with broaches, such as the yarn flower broach show in the shoot.

 

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Thank you, Vicki for sharing your DIY skills with us!  For more from My Simple Details, check out Vicki’s website or blog.

The DC area wedding vendors who contributed to this shoot are:

Photography:  Kate Triano Photography
Flowers:  Growing Wild Floral Company
Styling:  My Simple Details
Shoot Location:  The Hendry House in Arlington, Virginia

To see more of the Virginia fall day after the wedding shoot, check out the Elizabeth Anne Designs blog here.

Looking for more DC area wedding vendors? Check our our vendor guide here.

Photo credits:  Kate Triano Photography

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