Bowling Trophy Wine Bottle Toppers

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Merlot, Pinot, Malbec—they will all look more dashing and feel more thoughtful with a customized wine bottle topper. The nice thing about these toppers is that they can transfer from bottle to bottle.

Trophy wine bottle toppers


SUPPLIES

Trophy wine bottle toppers - unscrewed heads

  • Trophies (easily found at the thrift store)
  • Drill or awl
  • Craft paint, markers, et cetera
  • Small fabric trim
  • Corks
  • Strong glue

Trophy wine bottle toppers - thrift store bowling trophies

The first thing I did was procure some trophies. Lady bowlers in skirts always make me giggle. The thrift store is usually ripe with trophies of all types, and the decorative trophy toppers easily unscrew from the base.

Trophy wine bottle toppers - paints and pens

Using various paints and pens, adorn your trophies. The sky's the limit. Give them collared blouses, polka dots, spiffy shoes, and flowers in their hair.

Trophy wine bottle toppers - painted ladies

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Trophy wine bottle toppers - lady with trim

If you are so inclined (and who wouldn’t be?), you can go in and add trim, ribbons, and ball fringe as belts and whatnot. Secure with glue.

Trophy wine bottle toppers - drilling the cork

Using a drill or an awl, start a hole in the top of your cork.

Trophy wine bottle toppers - in corks

Using a strong glue, twist your trophy topper into the hole. Once the trophy has been screwed down flush with the cork, allow the glue to dry completely.

Trophy wine bottle toppers - in bottles

These make great thank-you gifts for someone who completely "bowled you over."

Trophy wine bottle toppers - closeup of the bowling ladies

For Mother's Day, I'd pick out Mom’s favorite bottle(s) of wine, switch out the corks, and tell her that it was really “a lucky strike” getting a mother like her.

Trophy wine bottle toppers - closeup of a bowling lady

Maybe you could tell someone, "It strikes me that you might be my best friend." The puns are endless!

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