Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Recycled Vase

 
Just want to show my other DIY stuff that I did, A vase made of recycled bottles. I thought it's pretty neat and a good idea. What is nice about this is you recycle the bottle and use it for something else instead of throwing it away.

 soda water bottle
beer bottle
orange juice bottle


another juice bottle
 
There are plenty of bottles that are formed differently like it shown above so,you can choose the one that you like and wrap it with crepe paper. I use glue to stick it on the bottle and when its well wrapped you can cut any designs to put on it. Then afterwards polish it with clear varnish to look shiny, varnish also holds the crepe paper together so that it won't come off easily. This kind of vase you have to be very careful not to expose it with water or any liquids because its wrapped with paper the designs and the paper itself will melt or spoiled when it gets wet.
 
You can either use artificial flower to put in it or any flower arrangement that doesn't need water. But if you really want to use fresh flowers and put water in it make sure that the outside part of the bottle won't get in touch with water.
  
TIPS:
  1. Make sure the flowers are not too heavy or else the vase will tip over, but just in case it is heavy put some stones or marbles inside the bottle.
  2. Do not expose to direct sunlight because the  crepe paper will fade.
  3. Do not place the vase on any wet surfaces.
  4. Need to wrap the bottle in multiple layers for best result.   
 
 
Here's how I use the vase, I made the flowers as well. For me I think it look nice a handmade vase with my handmade flowers. All this things I learned way back home when I was studying vocational courses, I choose to learn different kinds of crafts which I love to do that includes my bow making and gift wrappings.
I also known as one of the best student in class because of my neat creations and unique hand techniques. It might look easy to see but seriously it's quite hard to do manually. I'm just thankful that I still remember doing this until now because I don't have any notes for all this I just remember it by heart.
That's why I keep making them to help myself to remember everything  I learned in school, and the one that I made I gave them to somebody as a gift like Mother's Day. And now I will share it to my readers and followers of this blog.
 
This  is my handmade crafts for this week see you again next time for more handmade stuff and ideas.
Any questions and suggestions feel free to comment below
 
Thank You and have a great day ahead!
 




27 comments:

  1. wow! very nice ideas! i like the orange juice bottle.. i like the shape :)

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  2. Another awesome! DIY ideas.. It looks super easy but I bit it takes time to master doing it, especially the flowers that you made. Great job Dai, keep it up:)

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  3. Sis you painted those bottles? what was your materials? share with us soon ha. I have tons of bottles here - If I'm in the Phils, bakal bote na katapat nitong mga ito hehahaha!!

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    1. It's not painted sis binalot ko lang ng crepe paper yan,pagkatapos balutin nilagyan ko ng varnish or shellac para kumintab super easy lang yan sis try mo.

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  4. Good job! I saw some paper flower crafts on pinterest and I am going to try them one of these days.

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  5. I love this.. A new way to repurpose a plastic bottle..

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  6. wow! You are really talented. the vases and even the flowers are beautiful! I think you can even make it a business!

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  7. That is a nice way of saving the environment. Recycle!

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  8. These are beautiful! They sort of look like paper mache. Are they all glass?

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  9. I love it sis. Pati flowers, they are beautiful :) Crepe paper lang pala yun pinangwrap mo akala ko you paint them. So nice :)

    Mommy Maye
    www.momaye.com

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  10. Beautiful creation as always. The flowers look so real too:) Perfect for table display!Keep it up Dai
    Melgie#2

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  11. Oh, they are so lovely, Rose! I'd love to do something like this, too. I'm into gardening now. :)

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  12. Your vases look so lovely.. great work of recycle art :)

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  13. Ang gaganda! Good job on upcycling those bottles. The different shapes look interesting enough, but the colors and everything make it even more so. Nice flowers too :)

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  14. Wow, so nice! Thanks for sharing... we might just make our own too! By the way, did you also make the flowers?

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  15. I heart recycled materials. :)

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  16. I love recycled crafts! This is a really nice project that we can actually do with the kids this summer. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  17. These are great ideas. Lovely flower vases :)

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  18. Very creative use of recycled materials. You are very talented!:)

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  19. Nice project. I think I would recommend this project to my kids this summer. Great way to recycle bottles, anyway the junk shop pays so little for selling bottles to them.

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  20. Hi Rose! Can I also use plastic bottles? My fear lang is it's too light baka di pwede lagyan ng laman.

    Mommy Maye
    www.ourfamilyblogsabout.info

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  21. Very innovative and very resourceful indeed, sis. You are very creative!

    Happy birthday, sis! Hope you have a grand day with your loved ones! God bless! :-)

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  22. Those vases are really cute sis.. looking forward for more creation from you..:-)

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