French Vintage Wine Tube Gift Box ~ Wild Orchids Crafts flowers and my wedding gown!
Hi everyone!I have something
very exciting to show you today!
For quite some time, I have had the desire to create a vintage wine tube
gift box.I had “French” on my mind and
after searching, found a gorgeous French beauty to fit right in with the design I envisioned!I colorized her dreamy eyes & her shapely lips,
leaving the rest of the photo B&W.
My DH and I agreed that 21 years was long enough for my wedding gown to just
hang in the closet and it was time to do something constructive with the lace,
pearls, tulle, satin and ruching.So, I
cut it up and saved every usable piece that I could!Too bad I can’t sew! But I sure can glue! LOL
I am so proud to share with you the beautiful vintage result of my
This is my 2nd entry this month in their October 2014 color challenge!
Since the wine tube had a design on it, gesso and acrylic paint were used to cover it.I then wrapped the whole tube in tulle from my wedding gown as an
elegant background.I added double
white trim on each side of the tube for an elegant touch as well as to cover up
the tulle seam.You will see this trim in
some of the close ups below.
I laminated the photo for protection. Isn't she stunningly gorgeous!?!
I really LOVE
the exotic feathers look with the beautiful grouping of flowers!
Si Belle! (French for ‘so
The mini tassel is pinned with a vintage safety pin to
the dainty lace-pearl trim that is framing the photo. Both the tassel and trim
were recolored with LSG Starburst Bodacious Blush – OMG!Stunning! This
color can be so dainty and subtle when lightly sprayed or ‘in your face’, truly
when heavily sprayed.
Notice the fleur de lis just above
the photo?French as French can be!
BTW, my heritage is Louisiana
French “Cajun”: ).
I designed the stick pin with pink
beads, a silver butterfly & bead separators.
I really love the added effect it has
on the overall vintage look!
The lace, as well as the pearls, on the bottom half of
the wine tube, are from my wedding gown.The lace was recolored from white to a beautiful blue using LSG Starburst
color Azure Sea Asters to match the eye color I chose for the French beauty.AWESOME!The tiny WOC roses were colored with LSG
Starburst color Black Orchid Silver and then rubbed with ‘OldSilver’ wax.The metal butterflies add the extra
The wine tube top decorated with lace and the beautiful WOC
rose & rosebuds colored with LSG Bodacious Blush really turned out oh so
The entire outline of the top is decorated with
beautiful rope-pearl trim, which was also used to make the handle.
Pearls from my wedding gown, as well as its lace
sprayed with LSG Clam Bake Beige, adorn the front of the top piece. To a few areas of the lace LSG Bodacious Blush
color was added with a paint brush.I am SO pleased with this look!This V-shaped lace piece is perfectly placed
to hang just below where the top & the main tube meet.
How awesome is that!?!
(Above) - The beautiful WOC rose & rosebuds were
colored with LSG Azure Sea Asters and the small roses on the right side were
recolored with LSG Black Orchid Silver and then rubbed with ‘OldSilver’ wax for
accent. The two-toned pale pink mini roses on the left side are the original
color as purchased….so dainty & pretty!
Also, the top & bottom circumference of the wine
tube is trimmed with a dainty white double-beaded strand.
The back side of the top piece has beautiful WOC
antique blue roses that are the original color as purchased. They are truly stunning just as they are! I centered a metal ‘flower butterfly’ between
them and rubbed on some gold colored wax, as well as just a little bit on the
pearls too!These pearls from my wedding
gown were recolored from white to blue with Tim Holtz alcohol ink “Sail Boat
Couldn’t forget the bottom of the tube! I centered a close up of the beautiful colorized
photo inside a blue circle (to match her eyes); and then laminated it for
I had more fun with this than
anything else I’ve made in a while!This
was truly the most rewarding project! This may become a new venture to pursue.You will be the first to know if and when I
I’m definitely keeping this wine tube gift box for myself, especially
since part of my wedding gown decorated it.: )
Thanks again for your visit and I hope that you have a fantastic
day!Lisa : )