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Wine bottle centerpieces are always a cost effective choice for the wine loving bride with bottles to spare, so I decided to spruce up the table numbers for such a centerpiece with some vinyl decals. They can be put on the bottles beforehand to designate your wedding tables and are a super easy project for your Cricut, literally load, cut, weed and stick. :)
While I’ve made Wine Bottle Table numbers before, I couldn’t help thinking of some other design ideas over the last several months and so I decided to return to them and make a couple options so that you can better personalize your wine bottle centerpieces depending on your style. This first set is a fairly simply script set surrounded by a simple vine and leaf “wreath,” perfect for most wedding with natural elements. :)
You will notice in the cut file downloads that there are both full sheets for groups of the table numbers and individual table numbers. Both types of files will be the same size of table number when cut so you can use either interchangeably. It is worth noting that, since the circling vine is thin, sometimes weeding these designs require a little care and extra attention. I did not have to redo any, but in case you have a problem, you can easily upload the single table number file to replace any table number casualties. :)
1. First, soak your wine bottles in hot, soapy water to remove the labels and adhesive. I found it easiest to soak them for about 5 minutes, remove what l could, then once the label was completely removed clean up the last bits of adhesive with steel wool. :)
2. After downloading the cut files, import them into the Cricut Software. After creating a new project, select Upload Image. Select the file you wish to upload and it will automatically take you to the final upload screen, where you can name the file the select Save.
3. Cut the design(s) in your choice of permanent adhesive vinyl with the Vinyl Setting on your Cricut. The SVG Files are sized so that they will automatically cut to the size you see in the photos, but if you want to change the size you can do so to fit the wine bottles the way you like.
4. Once the designs are cut, weed away the extra vinyl and cut a piece of transfer taper to 4" x 4.5". Cut away any excess backing and smooth transfer tape over the design, aligning it so that “Table” is aligned to the transfer tape grid 2” from the top of the transfer tape (4 blocks down if you are using the Cricut 1/2” transfer tape), as shown below. Using the smoother tool, smooth the tape to the vinyl, removing any air bubbles. The transfer tape should overlap the backing of the design, so that you can stick the tape to an object with the backing still on the design.
5. Now, transfer the design to your bottle. If you are comfortable centering the designs you can remove the tape from the backing and directly place the design on the wine bottle. If not, arrange the design to the bottle before removing the backing, sticking it with the overlapping transfer tape. I aligned mine without the backing by lining up the bottom of the transfer tape with the bottom of the bottle without much trouble, as shown in the photos below. Smooth design onto the bottle, removing any air bubbles.
6. Remove the transfer tape to leave the design on the wine bottle, then repeat the process for all your additional table numbers.
This is a project that is super easy to do months in advance and the bottles can be easily stored together and set up the day of your wedding. :) Pick your favorite bottles to make into table numbers then simply gather other bottles and candles around them for a pretty and cheap centerpiece!