There are a very few things in life we love more than disco balls, plants, and tequila. That’s why when Patrón asked us to help spread the word on the Art of Patrón competition, we knew exactly how we would play this.
But before we get into the DIY portion of this program, a bit about the contest. The “Art of Patrón” Bottle Art Competition celebrates the Patrón bottle we all know and love and encourages fans and artisans across the country to share their artistic vision by using Patrón’s signature bottle as inspiration for a chance to win $10,000. Pretty sweet, huh? Past entries have included chess sets, candle holders, and tables — clearly these fans aren’t playing around.
So if you’re feeling crafty and are down to take a stab at the competition, here’s what you need to know/do:
- First, you have to be 21 and over.
- Create an original work of art or functional item that contains, is made from, or depicts any Patrón bottle or component there of.
- Visit ArtofPatron.com and follow the links to the Bottle Art entry page.
- Upload a photo and a short essay (100 words or less) describing the artwork and the inspiration behind the piece.
- Enter by October 14th.
Got it? Good. Now, allow us to get your creative juices flowing. Whether you’re an artist or not, there are many ways you can have a little fun with this project. For us, it was about creating something we can visualize in our home or office. Enter the disco ball hanging plant. Here’s what you need:
- A bottle of Patrón
- Two bags of mosaic mirror tiles in assorted sizes. You’ll notice when you’re glueing them onto the bottle that the smaller ones should hug the curves, and the larger ones should lay on the flatter surfaces.
- Mosaic adhesive glue
- Hanging plant rope (or you can make your own using this)
- Your plant of choice (we used anthuriums)
A little tutorial video for the more visual:
Hope this inspires you to get crafty! For those who are interested in entering, don’t forget that the competition ends October 14th, so jump on it STAT. Visit artofpatron.com for more details.
Photography & video by Vanessa Granda