Thursday, 7 June 2012

diy: twine bottle vases

I'm not sure if pinterest was the best thing ever created, or the thing that will lead to my eventual demise.  I love spending time collecting DIY ideas, recipes and fashion tips.  Lots and lots of time, some might even say too much time. 

So I guess it is a good thing I have this blog to motivate me to actually make some of the DIY crafts I pin. 
This beautiful vase idea came from Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.

It uses twine to upcycle old bottles (I used a Baileys bottle, a beer bottle and a wine bottle) into beautiful and rustic looking vases.

Supplies:  Glue gun, glue sticks, bottles, jute twine, and scissors

1.)  Take your glue gun and glue twine all the way around the bottom of your bottle.
2.)  Keep wrapping twine around the bottle.  (I didn't use glue for all the twine)  After every 5 or 6 full wraps I would put a line about an inch wide of glue.  You can glue all the twine to the bottle if you want, but I found if I wrapped it tight that it wasn't necessary.
3.)  When you get to the neck of the bottle, the twine may start sliding up, so it may be a good idea to use glue for all the twine.
4.)  Glue twine all the way to the top of the bottle.
5.)  Get creative with what you put in the vases.  I used daisies, ferns, chives and other assorted flowers!

I love the interesting look of these three very different shaped bottles!

My mother was kind enough to let me steal lots of flowers from her garden.  She created a unique bouquet of ferns, snowballs, and chives!  It was my favourite of the three.

A big thanks to Kelsey for helping with this, and taking most of the photographs.
Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

ps: jordyn ♥ 


  1. such an easy & cute diy! & sooo pretty for summer/spring!

  2. These are so very cute-and I think I could even make one.


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