I’m so excited to bring you my project for this month’s brief “bottle carousel”. My name is Carrie and I’m a guest designer for the next couple of months whilst Zoe is recovering from her impending operation. Zoe will be back later on this year so don’t panic and I’m hoping to keep the inspiration going with the other lovely ladies in this hop !
My inspiration was this mini gin bottle
I’ve got this little rhubarb and ginger mini gin bottle so I decided to pair it up with a bottle of Fever Tree tonic and some luxury Thorntons chocolates. So now I have the start of my bottle carousel I better show you how to make it. This monthly hop hopes to inspire you to re-create our projects and provide you with a tutorial on how to do this.
How do I make the bottle carousel?
To start with you will need to choose your card stock – I am using thick whisper white due to the weight of the gin bottle but the smaller sweet boxes could be made from normal card stock or designer series paper.
Next you need to score the bottle template (large piece) and the 3 smaller sweet box templates (smaller pieces) as follows:
Now you need to cut off the shaded areas on each box template as shown in the below photo and then decorate with your chosen embellishments.
I decorated mine using the Love What You do stamp set with the colour combination Blueberry Bushel and Mint Macaron.
Next take the two 6cm x 6cm squares and glue them together and decorate. Punch out a hole according to your bottle size (I used the 1.5 inch circle punch).
Now assemble your boxes and then stick them to the 6×6 square bottle top as I have done below. This is showing you how the underneath of your carousel will look.
The final gift bottle carousel
And voila, my gin inspired bottle carousel – I’d love to hear your comments below….
Please click to see what the lovely Annette has designed for you next and you can see our full hop list at the bottom of this post.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday !
Tanja Kolar (Germany)
Carrie Bates (United Kingdom) – YOU ARE HERE
Annette Elias (Netherlands)
Sharlene Meyer (New Zealand)
Beate Wacker (Austria)
Please find below details of the products I’ve used to make this project and the links will take you straight to my online secure shop.