What are your thoughts on selfies?
Those pictures you take of yourself on social media.
People showing off new hairdos and working out and hiking and standing and sitting and smiling and wearing sunglasses or a new outfit…..
….all with a picture to document it.
Just between us?
I AM NOT REALLY ABOUT THEM.
I try so hard to look cute. Really. I do. But instead? Most of the time? I just end up looking awkward.
There’s always a classic moment. Like smiling with lipstick on my teeth.
Ain’t nobody got time for that.
It’s probably for the best because truly? I think a picture always looks a little better with a friend by your side. And just in case you are looking for an easy, inexpensive handmade gift for the holidays…..
…..here’s a doorknob bottle stopper project for you and your bestie.
Doorknob Bottle Stopper Project
glass bottles that fit the size of a cork (these came from Target)
Step 1: find your doorknob
This is probably the most fun and the least challenging part of the project.
These doorknobs are EVERYWHERE.
You can find them at thrift stores and vintage shops and yardsales and your grandmother’s attic.
Find the cutest ones that you can. I like them a little dinged with a few colors and the original metal poking through.
Step 2: Insert your dowel
Some doorknobs come with a metal part at the end that you can just stick directly into the cork.
They were just the doorknob with a hole.
We cut a tiny dowel and put glue on the end of it and inserted it into the hole.
After the glue dried, we screwed the doorknob screw through the hole into the dowel to hold it in place.
Step 3: Make a hole in your cork
Using the end of a screwdriver, twist it into the cork to make a hole.
Do this very gently.
The cork is relatively soft and the hole only needs to be big enough to insert the dowel rod into.
Step 4: glue dowel
Put glue on the end of the dowel and put it into the cork.
After it’s dry, you can add it to the top of your bottle.
And now your doorknob bottle stopper is ready to give to a friend.
You should wrap this and put it under the Christmas tree.
And when you give it to them and they open your adorable handmade gift?
Be sure and take a picture. 🙂