This was part of an article I wrote about Wedding Celebrations over at Craft Critique...it is a chipboard wine tube that I altered to look like a tux (actually upside down). It makes a great groomsman gift filled with his favorite spirits.
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 GMT Views: 929
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Tue, Jun 26, 2007 @ 10:22 PM
The directions are pretty simple...I got the wine container from Creative Imaginations. www.CreativeImaginations.us ...they are in the Bare Essentials collection and they are called the Rick Wine Container. They are 8.00 a piece. I started by painting the whole thing (inside and out) with black acrylic paint (Delta Creamcoat). When that dried, I attached a piece of patterned paper to the bottom with sticky strip. Since paper only comes in 12x12, I cut one in half (so it is 6 inches tall) and then I measured from the very front opening to the back where it folds open...I think it was like 7 or 8 inches. I covered it in two separate pieces because it folds open and the back has a spine that folds in a bit. (you will understand if you see one.) It already has two holes and some thick ribbon to tie it together, but I took that out and put black grosgrain around the whole tube to cover where the paper ends. Then I added two ties to the front and made a bow. I attached the buttons to only one side of the tube with glue dots. They are super easy and turn out sooo cool. If I were to do it again, I would put white paper on top (or slightly striped) and black on the bottom and then even try to create a "vest" look with another dark pattern over the white "shirt" but then the tie becomes a belt??? If you do these...make sure you upload a picture!