Crafty Little Thing: Glittery Recycled Bottle Vases
I have been making some glittery bottles as table decorations for my parents 60th birthday.
We wanted to put something on the tables to make them look a bit more interesting but we also didn’t want to spend a lot of money.
I came up with the idea after seeing some jam jars on Pinterest which had been covered in glitter and used as decoration around the home. I then thought that used glass bottles would work in the same way and gave it a go.
Thankfully they came out ok and we are going to use them as stem vases grouped into a little display in the centre of each table.
Cheap, pretty and easy to personalise!
What you will need…
Some clean glass bottles with the labels removed (I did this by soaking them in water and then giving them a bit of a scrub with a rough sponge)
A bin liner
An old shoe box
A large tub of glitter in your choice of colour
Some spray glue/adhesive (available in Hobbycraft and most other craft stores such as The Range or online)
Some real or silk flowers
How to do it…
1 – Lay your bin liner on the floor outside or in a very well ventilated place, like a garage with the door open.
2 – Take a glass bottle and put one of your fingers inside it to steady it/move it around
3 – Spray the bottle with spray adhesive
4 – Place the glue covered bottle in the shoe box (with your finger still inside it to steady/maneuver it) and sprinkle with glitter until covered.
5 – Place on a clean bit of bin liner to dry.
6 – Repeat for the other bottles.
7 – Once dry, pop in your single stem real or fake flower and arrange as you desire!
And there you have it! Easy peasy and cheap too!
Have fun and make some in different colours!
If you have a go at this craft, do share it with me on my Facebook page!