Make a lovely upcycled vase from an empty bottle

After making Chicken Caesar Sandwiches, I have empty glass salad dressing bottles that are the perfect size for a small vase.  I generally recycle the bottles, but this time I decided to upcycle and turn it into something new.Make an upcycled vase from an empty bottleI used the empty, clean bottle to make one of the wrapped vases that I’ve seen floating around on Pinterest.  This project was easy and fun – and turned out so cute!

Before - upcycling a bottle into a vase

Before – turn twine and an empty bottle into a vase.

Making an upcycled vase is so simple.  It takes just a few materials:  the bottle, some twine or yarn, and glue.

My upcycled vase was free since I used twine that I already had on hand, along with regular school glue to attach it.  You probably have all these items on hand as well.  Don’t you love it when you get lovely things for free?!

Before getting started, I wondered if regular glue would hold the twine, or if I would have to break out the hot glue gun.  When I peeled off the dressing label, its leftover adhesive helped hold the twine in place as I wrapped it around the bottle.  No hot glue gun was necessary – the school glue did the job.

The twine wrapping went quickly until I got to the bottle neck.  It didn’t stay in place as easily on around the curve of the bottle, but it smoothed out as I added more layers and pushed the twine down.

At the top I glued down the cut end of the twine and held it in place until it adhered.  For the final touch, I added a simple ribbon bow, then found some flowers for display.

I love how my little upcycled vase craft project turned out!  Now I need to finish off some additional bottles to make more!

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25 thoughts on “Make a lovely upcycled vase from an empty bottle

  1. AvatarNici @ Posed Perfection

    This is such a great way to re-use those bottles! I just love jute twine, don’t you? Pinned!

  2. AvatarErin @NaturallyErin

    I love it! I’ve been browsing for inexpensive ways to add a decorative touch in my kitchen and bath – I think this will be just the thing!

    1. LisaLisa Post author

      Thanks. I like the bow, too. My son says he liked it better before I put the bow on it. I guess boys just don’t “get” bows! :)

  3. AvatarCarrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home

    What a great way to reuse a glass bottle! This vase would be a fun and inexpensive gift to bring to a friend along with flowers from the garden.

  4. AvatarBre @ Average But Inspired

    So cute! LOVE the bow you used on it! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog today so that I could find yours. Love your upcycle project!!

  5. AvatarApril Hoff

    Cardini’s is my favorite Caesar dressing!!! I’m definitely keeping the next bottle to make something cute like this! :) Thanks for linking up at the “Get Your DIY On” link up party! Don’t forget to come back on March 2nd with your trash to treasure projects! :)

    1. LisaLisa Post author

      I love Cardini’s dressing and the bottles! :) Thanks for stopping by – and for hosting the link up. Maybe I should have saved this project for the trash to treasure month, but I’ll plan to link up a new project next month! :)

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  7. AvatarDiane @ Vintage Zest

    Congrats! You are featured on this week’s Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. :)

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

  8. AvatarErlene

    I love upcycling projects and your rope vase came out beautiful. Thanks for sharing it on Merry Monday Linky Party. Pinned.


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