***This giveaway has ended. Winners will be announced soon.***
Last week when I shared my porch makeover, a few of you asked about the mermaid bottle opener that was sitting on the coffee table. Well, earlier this year when I was in California I picked it up at one of the shops I visited. It was the perfect combination of vintage, whimsy, and glam. Who wouldn’t love a weathered mermaid with a gold tail?
Once I got home, I did some research and found the mermaid bottle openers on eBay. I bought a set and figured I could also make some of my own. I thought they would make a cute gift or party favor.
Normally, this is when I get myself in trouble. After I get an idea and buy everything I need, the materials sit around forever. This time, though, your questions spurred me to complete the project in only three months.
As a way to thank you, I’ve decided to give away five of these Mermaid Bottle Openers that I made! I know. This is like the best giveaway ever. Don’t freak out.
But, before we get to the giveaway, let me show you how to make them. I almost hate to call this a DIY because it’s painfully simple. Nonetheless, I did it myself, so it’s a DIY.
If you want to create some of these at home you will need:
Mermaid bottle openers
Gold liquid gilding
I used this gold liquid gilding. It goes on nicely and seems pretty durable. However, if gold isn’t your thing, you could paint these any color you love.
Using a paint brush, apply the liquid gilding to the mermaid tail. I first dabbed some of the paint off the brush onto a piece of paper. I wanted the gold on the tail to look a bit distressed and worn.
Then just allow the paint to dry, and your project is complete. It’s really that easy.
Isn’t the mermaid opener the perfect little bar cart accessory? I thought so too!
Now let’s get to the giveaway! As I mentioned above, I have five of these bottle openers that I will be sending to five lucky winners.
We are going to keep this super simple. TO ENTER TO WIN, leave a comment below telling me your favorite summertime beverage.
This giveaway is available to readers worldwide. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be randomly selected and then notified by email. Winners will also be announced at the top of this post.
I hope you enjoyed this fun little DIY. Have a happy week.