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I absolutely love special edition glitter champagne bottles, but my oh my gosh are they expensive! Kyle and I were looking into sending out little wedding packages to those who can’t make it, and we wanted to include mini glitter champagne bottles. Y’all– they’re like $12 a piece! We’re saving every penny we can right now, so I decided to try my hand at making them myself. Assuming you’re not scared of glitter, they’re surprisingly easy to make, and you can use this exact approach on just about any glass bottle. To learn how to make a case of mini glitter champagne bottles for your party or event, keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial on how to decorate alcohol bottles with glitter!
Here’s what I used for this mini glitter bottles DIY project–
- Mini bottles of sparkling wine – Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, or sparkling rose– any of it’ll do. I used Martini & Rossi Prosecco and Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rose mini bottles, but you can normally find a wide variety of splits at Walmart and local liquor stores. You can also order Korbel splits in bulk here.
- Extra fine gold glitter– Highly recommend this glitter! It’s available in dozens of colors and works well with pretty much any DIY project.
- Multipurpose adhesive spray– I used this one. It’s not too pricey, and it works like a charm!
- Painter’s tape– I used this tape. It’s re-positionable and doesn’t leave any stickiness behind!
- Acrylic sealer spray– I used this one, and without it, you’ll end up with loose glitter all over your house.
- Light pink ribbon– This ribbon is the perfect width and comes in over a dozen colors.
- Pink striped paper straws– I found a 50-pack on Amazon!
DIY Mini Glitter Champagne Bottles
First thing’s first– you’ve got to find the right splits. I used Martini & Rosso Prosecco and Sparkling Rose because I wanted clean-looking gold and pink foil wrapping. Other great options are Korbel, Cook’s, Chandon, and (if you’re willing to drop a ton of money) Moet.
Equally important, find a nice dry place to tackle this potentially very messy glitter bottles DIY project. It’s snowing in Columbia, so going outside wasn’t an option. Instead, I put down pages upon pages of newspaper in my upstairs office and opened the window for faster drying. Worked like a charm!
Once you’ve got your mini bottles and newspaper ready, use painter’s tape to block glitter from getting where you don’t want it. I recommend this painter’s tape over other tape (masking tape, packing tape, etc) because it’s thinner, super easy to remove, and doesn’t leave any residue.
One by one, spray each bottle with multi-purpose adhesive, making sure to spray from far enough back to avoid clumping. Then, quickly sprinkle fine gold glitter all around the bottle, making sure to cover all the slivers of space near the tape and bottom of the bottle. If the glitter looks uneven or patchy (or you can still see too much of the bottle itself), wait about 20 minutes and repeat the process again. Once the bottle is evenly covered, gently remove the painter’s tape and set aside to dry. Repeat with all remaining mini bottles.
FYI- I needed one coat of gold glitter for the prosecco bottles and 3+ coats to make these pink glitter rose bottles. Keep that in mind if you choose a lighter color, like white or light pink. Also, make sure you only use extra fine gold craft glitter, otherwise you won’t get the same look.
Allow each mini glitter champagne bottle to dry for at least 2 hours. The longer, the better, though, honestly. If you’ve got the time, it’s probably best to let them dry overnight.
Once dry, spray each bottle generously with clear acrylic sealer to avoid having glitter explode all over your house. Allow to dry for at least 6 hours, although overnight is preferable.
Finally, use a 1/4-inch ribbon (I found this ribbon on Amazon) to attach paper straws to the bottles– and viola! You’ve got some absolutely adorable little mini glitter champagne bottles ready to go! They look adorable on bar carts, event drink stations, wedding gift bags, PR gifts– the sky’s the limit!
Super cute, right?! Again, DO NOT get frustrated if you have trouble covering your Rose mini bottles in pink glitter. It took me 4ish tries to cover mine completely.
I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did! As always, please let me know if you have any questions or comments. I’m happy to help! Also, if you’re itching to plan a party and need some Valentine’s or Galentine’s ideas, click here for some cute Galentines bar cart ideas (and letter board inspo!) and here for tips on hosting the perfect chocolate fondue dessert bar!
Photography by Catherine Rhodes.