If you're familiar with my blog, you know I like to make some inexpensive decor. Sometimes, I even make something out of trash. This, my friends, is one of those times.
I was about to throw out a plastic juice bottle, and it struck me that it kind of looked like a vase.
It had one of those plastic labels that you could just peel right off, so basically, it was clear. I had a can of Krylon spray paint in a beautiful Pistachio color, so I gave it a quick shot on the first beautiful wind-free day we had here at the farm.
Then I took an exacto knife and cut the top off so it would have a wider opening. Slow process, but doable. In retrospect, I'd do that before I painted it next time.
Because I can't leave anything alone, I decided it needed some cutin' up. I had some really pretty ribbon and I used some double stick tape to adhere it to the bottle. Our post office is closer than the craft store and they have some powerful double stick tape.
Still a little too plain for my taste, so I added a couple of buttons to the center ribbon. I like to stack my buttons and I've found that if I use glue dots, I can peel it right off if I want to reuse the buttons for something else later. Again, if you're not familiar with my blog, I get bored with my decor rather easily and tend to take stuff apart when I'm through with it. Besides being bored easily, I'm also extremely frugal, but I'm guessing you've figured that out since I'm making a vase out of trash.
I really wanted to go out and pick some pretty flowers to put in this vase, but it's not quite spring yet here and nothing is in bloom quite yet, so you'll have to settle for some paper flowers that I made from a kit several years ago.
I know that Mel would ask, "Delight or Disaster"? I'm not going to ask you that.....I don't handle rejection well. I'm just going to call it done!
If you want to see another beautiful vase made out of what would have otherwise been trash, head over to Delusions of Ingenuity and check out Andi's project, because she totally knocked this one off and did it with humor and flair! Andi is also guest-posting over at the Inspiration Cafe today. She is one of those bloggers who has mastered the art of humor in a way that I truly admire. Go check her out, she's a riot!
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