So this post will be a little off topic, but as you may know, I tend to get off topic here and there. Today I wanted to share some of my projects with you guys. You see…as it turns out you don’t instantly start making money once you graduate from PA school. You have to pass your boards, wait for your medical license, find a job, and then wait to be credentialed. It all takes several months. A graduation in April would likely lead to a job in August. So In the mean time, I have taken a position as a scribe, where I chart what the docs and PAs say, and write up their notes for them. In my off time, I like to craft! I wanted to share with you guys a few crafts that I have been up to lately! The most common craft I have started with was wine bottle crafts. I am still learning the ropes however, as getting the labels off can be quite tricky. I also tried to cut the neck off of a wine bottle using the acetone string method several times, which to my disappointment, did not work. Bashing it against a brick wall didn’t work either haha. I made a shattered mess! Anyways, here are some of my designs..please leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
These are some of my upcycled wine bottle deigns. With a little fish netting and pain, these junk pieces of glass turned into timeless turquoise treasures! The pair is $28 or $15 for a single bottle. Customization available.
With the 4th of July coming up…how could I NOT make something patriotic? So I upcycled some other bottles in the theme of the american flag. Of course it does not have all 50 stars and 13 stripes, but it is still pretty awesome! The set is $28 or $15 each.
Next is one of my favorite crafts, a microwave/freezer safe rice filled neck wrap. This wrap is double sewn for quality and strength. It is partially compartmentalized to keep the heat/cold evenly distributed. I particularly love the model here, he seems to be relaxing himself. However he is not for sale. 😉 The neck wrap however, $26.
These were some of my first crafting ideas, wine bottle crafts, and I truly enjoyed making them. This particular set is a set of three, although you can order single or a pair if you’d like. They make great table and book shelf decorations. Also, these bottles don’t have a single thing done to the inside, so if you wanted to refill these with water or wine and have a fancy serving bottle, you could! Set of three is $38
This is a wagon wheel flower I just learned how to crochet. Many more to come, in a variety of colors and sizes. It took me over an hour to learn, but hopefully the next ones will come a bit faster. This particular flower is $3.99 with free shipping!
This particular design is similar to the “tres amigos” of grape wine bottle decor above, However I used more grape like leaves and frosted beads for the grapes. $15
This last design was fun to make, as I got to figure out which sea shells would fit through the bottle. Later, when more skill comes I might be able to fit bigger shells inside. The top is tied with a nautical knot, and beach sand is inside the bottle. If one were to order a bottle, the shells would come in a separate bag, so they wouldn’t get lost in the sand. Single bottle $15
If you have ideas for more crafts for me to make, or special requests, let me know! You can check out my Etsy shop here or click at the link at the top of the page. Even a simple “favorite” of my shop would help out tremendously!
Thanks for stopping by,