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TIP OF THE DAY: Autographed Champagne Bottles

With a gold felt-tipped pen, you can turn a Champagne or wine bottle into a memento of friendship and good times.

It’s the concept of a guest book ported to a bottle. With the gold ink, date an unopened bottle of Champagne and record the occasion (e.g., Christmas Party, 12.9.12).

Next, have party guests or the members of your family gathering sign the bottle of Champagne. Then:

  • You can keep it as a memento.
  • You can have a prize drawing for it.
  • You can save it to serve next year…or in 5 years, 10 years, and so on.
  • You can turn the empty bottle into something else (see below).
    We use the gold (and silver) metallic ink marker pens from Sakura, available in stationery stores or online.


    Autograph a Champagne bottle as a memento. Photo courtesy Moet et Chandon.


    What to do with the bottle after you’ve drunk the Champagne? We scoured the Internet for ideas:

  • CANDLE HOLDER. Over the years, you can “collect a set.”
  • DECORATIVE LIGHT. Fill with white Christmas lights (see how).
  • INCENSE BURNER. Drill holes to turn it into an incense burner (the smoke drifts out of the holes and the neck).
  • KNICKNACK. Add it to the knicknack shelf.
  • LAMP. With the right shade, it could be quite lovely (go to a lamp store, not Walmart).
  • VASE. Showcase a lily or gerber daisy.
  • WALL HANGING. Have someone saw the bottle in half and hang one or both pieces on a wall.
  • WATER PITCHER. Buy a decorative bottle stopper, fill with water and keep the bottle in the fridge (or use it just for parties).
    Or, simply recycle the bottle and enjoy the memories.


    Use the gold pen to write any message on a bottle, from Congratulations! to Happy Birthday to Wishing You Health And Good Cheer in 2013.


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