Ever wonder how you could possibly repurpose all of those old trophies you have packed away in storage?! Inspired by my hoarding of childhood trophies which feature the most eclectic collection of trophy tops - a rabbit, a horse, a soccer player, a cheerleader - I realized that I loved the tops and what they represented (okay, maybe I a little personal validation of my childhood feats?!)
And what better way to make what is old, new again than transform these trophies into fresh and modern wine stoppers! It is so easy that you can even do it just in time for Father's Day!
Here's what you need:
First, pre-drill the cork with the drill bit (a 5/32 bit is what we used). The size of the bit should be just a tad smaller than the threads on the trophy top. Drill 1/2 the length of the cork.
Next (and finally), add just a a dab of Super Glue to the threads of the trophy and screw the top into the cork.
Yahoo! Coolest wine stopper ever complete.
These are as good as gold but how about adding a pop of color?! We painted, dipped and sprayed a few and I'm in love with the results!
When painting with a paint brush, we used Martha Stewart Acrylic Craft Paint in Chipotle from Michaels. Put washi tape on the trophy top to create a nice edge and prevent the paint from bleeding. Paint with a brush. Remove tape and let dry.
To dip paint the trophy, we used Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Graphite to create a modern matte finish. I recommend putting some of the paint in a small container and dipping the trophy in the paint to the desired amount. Hang to dry with a paper towel underneath to catch any drips. (Make sure to gently wipe any drips off the bottom of the trophy before they dry!) This horse head is MY FAVE!
If you are opting to spray paint, I recommend finding a scrap piece of wood and drill some holes the size of the threads of the trophy. Place the trophy tops in the holes. Spray with small even strokes. Let dry. We used Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Chrome to make this football player nice and shiny!
Not only are these wine stoppers a great gift but I would love to use these as part of a centerpiece or table numbers! What a fun way to show off your skillz (even if they are wannabe)...or even cheers to the glory days!
Photo credit: Jordi Lee Photography
The sky's the limit!
Katrina and Peter's nuptials have one of the most amazing backdrops of an airplane hangar. Yes, an AIRPLANE HANGAR. Stunning.
I adore all of the dreamy details captured so beautifully by Kelly Chandler Photography. And I am smitten with the stories behind each of them...Katrina's love of shoes (bless your heart!), the restoration of the vintage car with her father in anticipation of the big day, her father's lucky rocks, the paper airplane toss, cuisine from FOUR food trucks and the twin-engine plane replica groom's cake where the proposal took place...all of the oh-so charming accents perfectly reflect the fun and adventurous spirit of Katrina and Peter.
This darling couple's motto was to have "One hell of a party...the party of our lives!" Katrina and Peter definitely did not disappoint.
Wedding Details | Venue: Naylor Family Hangar, Monterey Airport | Photographer: Kelly Chandler Photography | Wedding Planner: Karissa, Coastside Couture | Hair: Inez Salinas | Make-up: Julissa Garcia | Flowers: Country Essences Flowers | Rentals: Chic Event Rentals | Caterer: A Taste of Elegance Catering & Events | Food Trucks: Tacos Pacheco, Babaloo Food Truck, Pizza Gypsy, Mansmith BBQ | Home Brew: Cary Carmichael | Traditional Cake: Gayle's Bakery | Groom's Cake: Marina Sousa, Just Cake
What better way to brighten up the week than with this happy, happy bridal shower chock full of fun DIY details!
I know when Jordi of Jordi Lee Photography is going to throw a party, it will be personable, adorable and fun (and picture perfect!) Shannyn is a lucky bride-to-be to have her as a host.
Soak up all of the charming details...from the decadent desserts to the yellow and gray accents to the homemade bird seed favors to the custom bunting showcasing their home states. And of course, there's nothing like celebrating the couple with a game of "Who Said It", complete with lips and moustache photo props!
Cheers to Shannyn and Jake!
Modern. Chic. Danish.
I love it when a girl knows what she wants and she can make it work...beautifully! Audra and Rob celebrated their awesome day at the uber cool Marvimon House in L.A. This fete honestly had me at the brick wall, the taxidermy goat and this chic couple. Urban loft meets cool dinner party.
Audra, with an interior design gift was able to manage full creative of all of the details for the day. Love the look, feel and energy of it all. One lucky gold horseshoe, please! And the shots in Chinatown are a fun bonus...
Wedding Details | Venue: Marvimon House, Los Angeles | Photographer: Allie Lindsey Photography | Dress: J. Crew | Shoes: Steve Madden | Caterer: Miho Gastro Food Truck | Dessert Bar: Bride | Wedding Planning & Design: Bride