Thursday, April 6, 2017

Upcycle small bottles into vases for springtime blooms

Decorate small bottles or vases with flowers and letters that spell "bloom" and add sprigs of greenery or blossoms for a fun spring tabletop decoration. I used a set of milk bottles, but this would work well with an assortment of different bottle shapes, too.

You'll need:

  • Joy embroidered letters to spell "bloom"
  • Five bottles or small vases
  • Die-cutter and flower die
  • Various papers
  • Iron and dish towel
  • Narrow ribbon
  • Glue stick, scissors

Here are the letters I used.  These are dye-able, so if you don't want white, just spritz them with spray or immerse them in a dye bath.

Cut five large flowers from pastel cardstock, five medium flowers from tissue paper and five small flowers from leftover gift wrap. Cut five lengths of ribbon to fit around the necks of your bottles.

Iron the letters onto the smallest paper flowers. Use a dry iron and a cloth to cover the letters and paper when you iron them.

Layer and glue the other flowers together. Tape the ends of each ribbon to the back of each flower.  Hang around the necks of the bottles.

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