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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.
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
white spray paint
fabric, ribbon or burlap
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!!
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.
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.
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.