Upcycling Bottles

Recycle-Reduce-Reuse and get creative with your leftover wine bottles. Sure you could toss the bottles in a recycling bin but instead keep them intact and craft a stunning centerpiece or decorative vases to decorate your home or office. Creating these bottles with your mother or daughter is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day this year! These bottles make a perfect gift for any type of celebration - birthdays, anniversaries or even house-warming! Here we'll show you how easy it is to create these beautiful recycled bottles. Ready? Let's begin!

You Will Need

  • Clear empty bottle
  • Thread or Yarn in any color
  • Paper Die-Cuts (Hearts)
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Jute Thread
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To Make 

Bottle on the left -
  1. Cover the top edge of bottle with some glue
  2. Hold the edge of the thread firmly at the beginning and then start rolling it around the bottle
  3. Continuing gluing small sections of the bottle and keep rolling the thread till the end
  4. Cut the remaining thread and let the glue dry off for sometime
  5. Punch a hole to make (6) strings of hearts (2 of each color) at varied heights 
  6. Next wrap a jute thread at top of the bottle to attach the loose strings to the bottle

Bottles on the right -
  1. Follow steps 1 to 4 from above
  2. Cut a piece of burlap ribbon as per the circumference of the bottle + a few more inches
  3. Glue the burlap ribbon and leave it to dry

More Ideas

  • Add two or more coordinating colors of threads in alternating patterns
  • Make beaded threads and wrap them around the neck of the bottle in place of hearts
  • Wrap the bottles using a combination of paper and threads
There are endless possibilities so start making your own project now! We would like to see what you create, so click a high-resolution photo of your art and share it with us here! 

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