Upcycled Bottle Festive Fall Vases

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If you recall, last week I showed you a potential project idea from my latest (mangled) issue of BH&G. I so loved the burst of fall color from fall leaves against the crisp white of the vases. But since a) I don’t own any cool white vases like those pictured and b) I live in Miami with not a fall leaf in site. I had to take a different route.

white vase with fall leaf decor

I’ve been in love with Aimee’s from It’s overflowing white and yellow flower vase ever since I first saw it. And now I can finally made my own version, with a fall twist.

 Upcycled Bottle Festive Fall Vases


2 Empty glass bottles

2 flowers

white spray paint

fabric, ribbon or burlap

glue gun

As I’m trying to work through my stockpile of glass bottles, I knew they would be perfect for this project. Can you tell we love cheese and pasta? This is the second project I make with this type of bottle. Check out the other one here. As for the syrup, I actually made waffles to finish of the bottle.

I went to two dollar stores looking for pretty fall leaves and the ones I found we hideous, some even had glitter. So I ended up using a couple of flowers off the pomander I made for our wedding. Which I’m working my way thru until all I have left is the floral foam in the middle, which of course I’ll use for another project. I so thrifty!!

upcycled glass bottles and flowers

Go ahead and give your bottles a couple of coats of white spray paint and let dry. I used the spray paint cap as a little pedestal so I could easily paint the bottom of the bottles. Oh btw, remove the labels first.

upcycle bottles painted white

Remove the stem and plastic thingy that holds your flower together. Cut away as much of the little nub that remains. So your flower doesn’t just fall apart on the vase add a drop of hot glue to hold what’s left of the stem to the flower.

fall flower

Then just hot glue the flower to the center of each bottle. To cover up the rings at the top, which are an obvious  giveaway that you used a bottle, glue a strip of ribbon or fabric to it. I used burlap cause I had it and I like the texture and natural look.

There you go, now you’ll have a couple of upcycled festive fall vases.

closeup upcycled white vases with fall flowers

upcycled white vases with fall flowers

upcycled white vases with red and green faux flowers

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Upcycled Bottle Festive Fall Vases — 14 Comments

  1. What a cute idea!
    (Your blog has great photos too! The lighting is perfect! Wish mine would always turn out like that.)

    • Haha that is so funny. If you only knew what I had to go thru to get the lighting just right. It involved balancing a floor lamp with my leg and one arm, to get the angle right and the least amount of shadows, while trying to keep still so I could take the picture with the other hand. But thx,lol!

  2. What a darn cute and THRIFTY idea! Thanks for sharing it at my party.