Saturday, September 11, 2010

Easiest project ever

Have you ever wondered what to get someone as a housewarming gift? (Kevin's favorite housewarming gift was a garden hose from our friend Marty.) Do you consider yourself non-crafty or just not the artsy type? Well then, this project is for you! It is actually for the crafty, creative types too. 

This project also helps to solve the how-do-I-decorate-my-bathroom-without-putting-decorations-in-it problem. My great grandmother knit kleenex box covers. I make fancy bubble bath holders! To each their own.

I consider this project 'super-easy' on an easy-medium-hard scale.

  1. Have a romantic dinner with your significant other or a great night out with friends over a bottle of wine or champagne. Bring a large purse, or satchel, as my friend House would say.
  2. Keep said bottle of wine or champagne and cork.
  3. Clean bottle with soap and water (preferably the next morning so you do not get in one of those glass bottle + hard floor type of situations which will only make matters worse).
  4. Buy your favorite bath salt or bubble bath. Colorful bubble bath is extra lovely. To be honest, I get the non-fancy type suds or salts from Target for this purpose. 
  5. Fill bottle of wine with suds or salt. Bonus points if you had shared the bottle with the person you are giving the gift to.
  6. Add a little tag with a ribbon that includes to/from info. or a personalized note.
  7. Give gift and do not forget to mention, you made it yourself!
The bottles I have sitting next to my tub are from my wedding and a nice dinner Kevin and I had back in 2003. 

If the bottle brings back great memories, this project is also a nice alternative to displaying an empty bottle in your home on a shelf college style. 

There are so many reasons to go for it, so what are you waiting for? By the way, do you want to come over for dinner? I accept gifts.


  1. What a fabulous idea! I am definitely trying this!

  2. Thanks Becky. It is also a good excuse to have a bottle of wine!