DIY Recycled Bottle Flower Vases: 4th of July Inspiration

Hoorah! It’s “officially” summer today and that means 4th of July is right around the corner. It’s time to decorate with the good ‘ol red, white, & blue. So how many of you have invested one, two many paychecks into a little store called Bath & Body Works? Yep, that’s what I thought. Well, here’s a super simple way to recycle those toiletry bottles!

Supplies
3 empty lotion or body wash plastic bottles
Spray paint {Red, white, and blue if you’re going for the patriotic theme}
Flower buds {real or faux}
Goo Gone
Rinse your empty toiletry bottles with warm water. Use Goo Gone to remove the labels and adhesive glue. Wash the bottles and let air dry. Then take your cans of spray paint and start spaying away. My bottles took 3 coats before I got the desired coverage. Once the paint has dried, fill the bottles with water and place your flower buds inside.


I added a little red & white twine to my flower vases. Twine makes anything look cute; except for possums, nothing can make those things look cute.


I love how they bring a modern twist to the traditional colors of the good 'ol USA.


How do you incorporate the holiday color into your home décor this time of the year?




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14 comments

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Oh, that's good! I really like the unique shape of the bottle. Beautiful!

~Kim

Chad and Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country said...

I love these vases. I would never have thought about it.


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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Such a great idea!! Ahhh I heart Goo Gone..that stuff is awesome!

Carolyn said...

These turned out great. What a nice way to decorate for the 4th. I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspiration-board-link-party_21.html
Thanks for the creative inspiration.

Brandi said...

Oh My Gosh...so cute. What a great idea! It's even better to repurpose and reuse than it is to recycle. Love it!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

So clever! This gives me a fun way to get my spray paint addiction fix! Love that twine, where did you find it?

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Sweet, simple, lovely. I love how you used the same shape for all three.

Maggie said...

oooh this is so cute and so easy to do.
Did you use anything to seal the paint?

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Leah said...

They look so nice, I wouldn't have guessed you used plastic bottles. And I'm realizing it's almost 4th of July and I've done *nothing* to decorate...

www.StarHughes.com said...

Wow, I can't even believe that transformation! Genius idea!! Those look so great.
Star Hughes Living

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

How cute! Um, I have about a gazillion of these bottles and always hate throwing them away because it feels like money down the drain.haha Now I will be adding this to my craft list. Just pinned it on Pinterest too :)

Steph said...

Hi!
I'd love to put a link to this on my blog in the craft/recipe section with a pic! Let me know if this is ok!
Thanks!
:) Steph
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Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

What a cute idea!! So simple - guess I need to stock up on some spray paint!

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