One night a couple of years ago, Jordan came home with a box of antique bottles he found while working near the site of an old landfill. Some husbands bring home flowers, mine brings home old bottles from the dump (Just teasing, J – you know if given the choice I’d choose the bottles every time! 🙂 ). They were full of dirt and bugs and who knows what else, so I placed the box on the back porch and kind of forgot about them for a while – until recently.
I had the idea to make some sort of hanging bud vase, and I immediately thought the bottles would be perfect for the project. What do you think?
I think they turned out pretty cute!
A proper blogger would have snapped a picture or two to show you the bottles in all their dirty, dead spider filled glory so you could see how far they’ve come, but well…I forgot.
Basically a lot of soaking, scrubbing and scraping was required to get them looking presentable – did they come out perfectly clean? Nope, but they’re pretty close, and that’s good enough for me.
I used three bottles of different size and shape and tied a strand of simple garden twine around the neck of each bottle. Then I braided the three strands of twine together, secured them with a knot at the top, and voila! – hanging bud vase trio complete!
My initial plan was to hang these in our little powder room that is currently being rehabbed, but since it’s not done yet and I wanted to hang these little guys up, I chose to display them by the kitchen sink.
I like the little dose of cheer they bring to our otherwise sad (for now) kitchen – which is extra sad today due to the cloudy, drizzly weather we’re having. 🙂
What do you think of this project? I still have a few bottles left, what would you use them for? Share with me below, or connect with me on Facebook.