Hi there, Friends! Today I am sharing a fun repurposed project. While these retro bottle stoppers would be a great addition to a Christmas or New Year's Eve party, they can also add a little bling to a bar cart year round!
I am not a bowler and Zumba is the extent of my athletic abilities, but I have wanted to repurpose the plastic trophies I often see when thrifting. I thought they had a retro vibe and would make fun bottle stoppers. Not just for wine, either--pictured below, I used one for water and the bottle on the right is actually coffee syrup. So if you don't have a bar cart, they could be added to any beverage station. Ready to see how I made them?
Remember this recent trophy find? Besides the bowler, I had collected a few others. All I did was unscrew the plastic figures from the trophy bases and give them a coat of copper spray paint.
Do you save wine bottle corks? If not, I've included a link at the bottom of the post. If you happen to have any of the rubber type, they're actually slightly easier to work with, but I used both. I used a screwdriver to start the hole.
Next, I turned the figure clockwise to screw it into the cork.
I continued to turn the trophy until it was screwed in all the way. This takes some work, and the one pictured is the rubber type cork. The cork variety requires a little more care--if forced, the cork will break.
I really like them grouped together. They would make a great gift for sports lovers!
For a festive touch, I added some rosemary to my tree ice cube trays:
I love them with sparkling water and twist of lime!
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What do you think--will you think twice before passing on thrift store trophies?
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