Water Bottle Vases
What to do with all of those plastic water bottles? Make water bottle vases. You could drop them in the recycle bin but that’s no fun. I like the vase idea. Some people might thing the vases are trashy but hey, cheap decor.
The water bottle vases would be perfect for a wedding reception. Why spend a bunch of money on something you will use for a few hours?
plastic water bottle vases
Happy Monday Everyone! Wasn’t it a beautiful weekend. Yes, we had some rain but the temps were nice and we saw a lot of sunshine too.
My college classes are over for a few weeks so I’m free as a bird….well not quite…but I do have more free time now. So I worked on a couple of projects this weekend.You know…. I think these are really cute! And talk about inexpensive.
I usually drink bottled water and the hubby drinks water out of the tap. Instead of bagging these up for recycling I decided to spray paint them. Spray paint is my friend.
I removed the labels but not the part where the labels are glued to the bottle. See the little white pieces. I’m kind-of lazy. Have I mentioned that before.
This is just a quick fun project and I didn’t see any need in spending half the day removing glue from plastic bottles. One tip….fill the bottles half way up with water so they don’t tip over while you’re spray painting them. They’re pretty lightweight when empty.
I spray painted over everything and the paper didn’t show. But the black stamped-on date shows through the paint. It’s a good thing the date is small. I don’t know how many coats of paint it would take to hide the date…..but I’m telling you….it would take a lot. The Valspar spray paint cost me $1 at Habitat Restore. It was a full can too.
I added artificial flower branches. The Spring flowers in my yard are looking a little puny right now. And I photographed the bottles all nicely lined up in a row but I didn’t like the way they looked so I grabbed a roll of grosgrain ribbon.
I circled the bottles with the ribbon and then did a little angled thing with them and finished it off with a bow. You guys know I like to do the unexpected. Always group decor in odd numbers.
This project started with bottles headed to the recycling bin, a $1 can of spray paint(with spray paint left over), ribbon I had on hand, and a few artificial flower branches. I estimate the cost of this project to be….$1….maybe less!
View my video on how to paint home decor in batches here….
Painting Home Decor
If you like this project check out the glass jars I spray painted white….they are classy.
Ok, now ya’ll tell me…is this project trashy or classy? Be honest, but be nice. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week, Kathy