The Perfect Post-New Year's Craft: Champagne Chairs

The Perfect Post-New Year's Craft: Champagne Chairs

Tess Wilson
Jan 3, 2012

If you're contemplating your overflowing recycling bin, thinking to yourself that there's nothing sadder than an empty Champagne bottle, it might be the time to comfort yourself with a sweet little craft project. Champagne may disappear in the twinkle of an eye, but a darling chair made from the bottle's wire cage will preserve the memories forever.

Hosanna Houser of Martha Stewart's The Crafts Dept. has created an excellent Champagne chair tutorial , perfect for making gifts, dollhouse furniture, mementos, or ornaments for next year's tree. My favorite tip is to write a tiny note on the bottom ("NYE 2011" or "5th Anniversary"), commemorating the festive occasion.

Do you have any traditions like this? I used to save the corks from special-occasion bottles of bubbly, but don't anymore. Perhaps it's time to start a new tradition!

Image: The Crafts Dept.

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