This project was done in a hurry and is kind of crappy.
But I post it for the idea and you can make a much better version.
Did you ever see these BD bottles?
Well if you had a Silhoette cutting machine, you may be able to have cool print like these, but I kept it pretty simple.
1. Traced outline of Italy on freezer paper
2. Cut out the Italy shape and ironed it on a scrap of burlap.
3. Painted Italy with black fabric paint.
4. Used fine point permanent marker to add text
Here's where it got crappy. I just winged the text, and the bottom curve of Italy is really bad. The A seems like it's on a different line. So mistakes come when you just hack through a project I guess.
5. Sew back of burlap shut and hot glue to bottle.
The crappiness continued when I failed to accurately measure where to sew the back seam to make the bottle cover....so it ended up too small and the seam shredded when I stretched it over the bottle. I just used a hot glue gun to attach it all to the bottle.
6. Glue twine around top
The BD bottles have cool corks attached to the top with the twice. I couldn't find a cork, so right now it just has the twine hot glued around.
Padova is a city in north-eastern Italy. It's significant to us because my husband lived in Italy for 2 years after high school doing missionary work for our church. Padova was the city headquarters for his mission. In our bedroom I have an area I'm decorating with event objects/ photographs, and this bottle will go in there somewhere.
The text doesn't look quite as bad taken at a weird angle.
Oh wait...it may look worse at an angle.