1. Measure around the bottle
( circumference ) at its broadest point. Measure the height of the
bottle up to the point where it begins to narrow. Use these measurements
to cut a rectangle from the foam. Option: Use one
sheet of thick foam or glue two sheets of thin foam together. When
gluing two sheets together, cut the outer piece about 1/4"
longer. While the glue is still wet, wrap the glued sheets around
the bottle. Use two or three rubber bands to hold in place until
dry then proceed as follows.
2. Use ruler and pencil to
draw a line 1/2" from each end of the foam and 1/2" from
the bottom edge of the foam. Starting 1/4" from one end, make
marks 1/2" apart along these lines. Use a hole punch to make
at each mark.
3. Fold about 48" of plastic
lacing in half. Hold the foam around the bottle. Thread one end
of the lacing through the hole at the bottom of the foam and the
other end of the lacing through the hole on the opposite side. Thread
one side of the lacing onto the tapestry needle then sew the ends
together by threading the lacing backwards and forwards through
every other hole to the top. Repeat with the other piece of lacing.
This process is similar to threading laces onto a pair of sneakers.
4. Thread both ends of the
lace through the center of a pony bead then tie an overhand knot
above the bead.
5. Thread about 15" of
plastic lacing onto the tapestry needle. Thread the lacing backwards
and forwards across the bottom of the bottle. This prevents the
bottle from falling out.
6. Make two holes 1/2"
apart at the top of edge of the foam opposite the seam line. Fold
36" of lacing in half. Thread each end through adjacent holes
at the bottom of the holder below the two holes at the top. Thread
the ends of the lace up through the inside of the holder and out
through the holes at the top. Thread the ends of the lace through
the center of a pony bead then tie an overhand knot above the bead.
Align the ends with the ends of the lacing at the opposite side
then tie all four ends in an overhand knot to make a strap. Trim
7. Glue foam shapes around
the side of the bottle holder to decorate then embellish with markers