How to make a balancing wine holder using wood and some wood working tools.
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I won’t lie. This was sort of my, “I have this wood and need to do another one of these gift posts so let’s just combine the two” [email protected]$$ projects.
It was the VERY last 30 day grab & go gift series video that I was filming and I was exhausted. So we started to cut the wood. The edge got screwed up a bit. Ugh. I was irritated and thinking this would be junk. But I persevered. Painted it. Hated the color. Wiped the paint… then… OH! OHHHHH! It looks like a tree now! I LOVE IT! Haha… so I rolled with the tree theme and made this a fun Fall themed wine holder. I am SO glad I did. The end result is super cute.
The funniest part of this project was going to the local park to find acorns. I thought this would be a fun project with the kids because “Yay! Nature hunt!”
All I have to say is this. People. Pick up after your dogs. Because it’s apparently very difficult for an almost 3 year old to tell the difference between a pine cone and aged dog poop. LOL!
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- Pure Bond: The wood cut is 3.5×10″
- Something to cut your wood with. We used a miter saw and then we used a drill with a spade bit. Probably want to be like… 100x more careful than my husband was with his spade bit. Please.
- Sand paper or a sander
- Fall Leaves and Acorns (from the ground)
- Old Fashioned Milk Paint, Driftwood and a wet rag
- Optional: Wood burning kit, Carving kit
How to Build a Balancing Wine Holder
Cut the edges of your wood with a miter saw.
Drill your hole with a spade bit.
Test to make sure the wine bottle holder can balance the wine bottle properly. Then paint. Let dry.
This part made me giggle. I used a carving knife to carve this, then I went over it with my wood burner.
Here’s the more detailed tutorial, in video format.
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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