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.I 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!
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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