I am not sure why but it seems like so long ago when the Thrifty Chicks got together. For our December project, our theme is books. I thought and thought. And finally decided to show you how to create a Holiday Vase by recycling a bottle using book pages.
Several months ago I upcycled old spaghetti jars and really liked the project so that was the inspiration for this project. But of course, I had to use book pages.
The idea I came up with is so simple. First thing I did was clean both inside and outside of the salad dressing bottle thoroughly. I always look for bottles with character.
After searching for a book I didn’t feel bad about cutting up I used the utility knife and cut strips of paper. Don’t worry about measuring the length or width.
Using a sponge brush paint the Mod Podge on a section of the bottle. Apply the strips of paper. Brush on more Mod Podge and put on more paper until the entire bottle is covered. Fold over the edges of the paper on the bottom and brush on the Mod Podge.
We aren’t done yet. This is a Christmas vase so I printed NOEL out on a book page by taping the book page to printer paper. I inserted it into the printer. Select a favorite font and type it out on the computer. One of my favorites is Amanda and that is what I used. I did have to play around and made a few mistakes but it worked out in the end.
Cut the NOEL in a rectangle and Mod Podge that on the bottle. The rectangle will make it stand out a bit. Cut out a circle that fits the bottom of the bottle and Mod Podge on the bottom. That will cover the strips of paper that were applied on the bottom.
Ok time to glam up the bottle. Use crystal glitter and sprinkle over the bottle after you have put more Mod Podge on the bottle. It gives it a very subtle sparkle.
The final step is to hide the fact we used a salad dressing bottle. I hot glued rope over the top. That is how to create a holiday vase by recycling a bottle. It looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Get some pretty fresh flowers and you have a lovely little gift to give. Now be sure to see what my buddies, The Thrifty Chicks created this month.
1. How to Create A Holiday Vase By Recycling A Bottle by Shoppe No. 5
2. Vintage Christmas Card Artwork + Free Printable by Adirondack Girl at Heart
3. How To Make an Easy Book Tree by Lora Bloomquist
4. DIY Secret Book Safe by Little Vintage Cottage
5. Book Wreath Made Of Vintage Mini Books by Thrifty Rebel Vintage
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Materials and Supplies
Salad dressing bottle Mod Podge
Book pages Utility knife
Fresh flowers Rope
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