Good Morning! I hope your weekend was amazing and that your week will be awesome. It’s springtime folks, even if the weather hasn’t quite figured that out yet around here. My pansies that I planted inside for my Spring Living Room Tour are now outside on the porch and have been covered overnight a time or two. I’m more than ready to see Winter retreat to the North and stay put.
Today for A Dose of DIY I’m sharing my flower vase made of Tiny Bottles. This months category is glass bottles/vases/mason jars.
I got these tiny, vintage bottles for Christmas from my Mother-in-law. I immediately tried to hide them from my girls because they have a bit of a fascination with old bottles, especially tiny bottles, and I knew they would try to take them. I informed they were ‘MINE’ and they could not have them. Then I hoarded them, knowing I would come up with something cute and fun to do with them.
My Mom used to have some tiny bottles like this – I’m not sure what they were originally – perfume bottles? Avon? Toilette water? My Mom’s bottles were all in shades of blue – maybe all dark blue. They used to sit on her window sill in her bedroom – I remember moving them to dust.
I ended up using just 3 of the six bottles. The two purple bottles still have tiny corks in them so they wouldn’t work for what I wanted. I ended up handing those two off to my 10 and 12 year olds – they were thrilled. So in the end we all were happy – they each got a tiny bottle and I have a few to use myself. 🙂
I also used part of an old, oval embroidery hoop, some thin burlap twine, and a vintage picture frame.
Lengths of twine were cut and tied to each of the three bottles I chose to use.
Each piece of twine was then tied to the embroidery hoop so that the bottles fell at heights that varied just a bit.
Another thing that makes this project great and fun is the fact that it’s all just tied together with twine. It will be simple to disassemble if/when I want to do something different with the bottles.
I’m not-so-patiently counting the days till we can plant flowers for real outside and not have them freeze. My urns are looking so forlorn and lonely, especially now that the grass is green, flowering trees are in bloom, and there is a hint of green showing on the trees if you look closely. My favorite place to buy flowers opens in just a couple weeks and I can’t wait! I want to have fresh blooms to cut and tuck into my glass bottles all summer long!
My hydrangea bushes have started putting out green shoots too – Spring is here! Now if we can just convince Winter to skedaddle on out 🙂
Make sure to head over to see what my friends did with bottles/vases/mason jars! They never cease to amaze me with their ideas and projects!