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Turn a Trophy into a Decorative Bottle Stopper

4 March 2014 1,608 views 3 Comments

by morena

Dollar store craft: Turn a Trophy into a Decorative Bottle Topper

I bet that every one of us has a trophy lying around somewhere, collecting dust.  Wouldn't it be fun to turn that old item into a fun useable piece?  Here's my solution:  make a unique cork bottle stopper!

I have a plethora of trophies from my dad's car show days, so I didn't have to look far to find a trophy to work with.  I have seen old trophies at thrift stores, though,so you should be able to find one.  If all else fails, the pieces are very inexpensive to purchase from a trophy store.

Dollar store craft: Turn a Trophy into a Decorative Bottle Topper
Project estimate:

  • Trophy, on hand or $1 and up
  • Bottle, on hand
  • Cork, on hand
  • Paint, on hand

Total:  Free and up

Dollar store craft: Turn a Trophy into a Decorative Bottle Topper

Step one:  Disassemble the trophy to remove the top.

Dollar store craft: Turn a Trophy into a Decorative Bottle Topper

Step two:  Drill a small hole in the cork, and screw the trophy top into it.  You can add glue if you want to, but I didn't.

Dollar store craft: Turn a Trophy into a Decorative Bottle TopperDollar store craft: Turn a Trophy into a Decorative Bottle Topper

Step three:  Paint the trophy top and the bottle.  I used a chalky finish paint, but any glass paint or multipurpose paint would work, too.  You could use spray paint, as well.

Dollar store craft: Turn a Trophy into a Decorative Bottle Topper

Optional:  I used a metallic glaze to highlight the details and give the project some depth, but it looked great before I added the glaze.  I'm adding this to my living room mantle so I wanted a bit of shimmer.

I like the stopper with the bottle as decor, but you could just make the wine stopper by itself. It would make a fun, unique gift idea, or a pretty decorative item for a party.  Now, what to do with the rest of the trophy?  Stay tuned...

DIY Trophy Bottle Stopper

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