I admit, I’m better at admiring the green movement than really practicing it. But the fact that I’m cheap helps reduce our waste, because I often make stuff for our house by re-purposing things that might normally be thrown away. Case in point, when I was served wine from these cute glass bottles at a not-so-upscale bar, I decided to buy myself a four-pack and make them into a vase. (Bonus: You have an excuse to drink wine while you’re crafting your little heart out.) Anyway, here’s how I made my wine bottle vase.
Wine Bottle Vase
Nap Rating = 1 nap
Tools and Materials
- Three small glass bottles (I used single-serving wine bottles)
- Hot glue gun
- Thin gauge copper wire (available at hardware stores)
- Cotton balls
- Fingernail polish remover
- Drink the wine (haha)
- Peel off the wine labels. Wipe any adhesive residue away with a cotton ball soaked in fingernail polish remover.
- Glue the bottles together with hot glue. This step is not meant to hold the bottles together securely; the wire will do that. But it will make wrapping the bottles with the wire MUCH easier. Don’t worry if it looks a bit sloppy because the wire will hide the glue.
- Once the glue has dried and the bottles are a bit stabilized, start wrapping the wire. Glue one end of the wire on the middle bottle. Once the glue has dried, wrap the wire around all three bottles in a figure-8 pattern until they’re even more stable and the wire is pretty tight. Then just wrap the wire around and around all three bottles until it’s fairly thick.
- Cut the wire from the spool, and fashion a hook out of the end. Wrap this end around one or two of the wires on the back of your new bud vase to secure it.
I think this type of a vase looks great with three single stems of the same flower, but use it however you like! You could also put large leaves in it, like hosta, or use boxwood clippings for more of that Fixer-Upper look.
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