photo credit: Lara Robby/Studio DThe Prettiest New Use for an Old Bottle! Raid your recycling bin and give glass bottles a pretty, new purpose with patterned paper. You'll have vases in only 3 steps!
TOOLS YOU'LL NEED
- 5 to 7 glass bottles
- Glue dots (available at michaels.com)
- Heavy-stock wrapping paper (we used reversible wrap from smockpaper.com, so coordinating the patterns was a cinch)
STEP 1: Select five bottles in different heights and hues. Mix it up with apple juice, milk, soda, sparkling water, and wine bottles. Remove labels with hot water. (Use Goo Gone for sticky leftovers.) Lay wrapping paper flat. Wrap a piece of paper around each bottle, adding a 1/2-inch overlap.
STEP 2: Now that you know how much paper you'll need, cut pieces to desired widths. Taller bottles should get a band that measures about 4 inches wide, and smaller bottles look best with 2-inch bands.
STEP 3: Use one glue dot to adhere the paper to the glass and a second glue dot to stick down the overlap. For extra flair, add a narrower band of contrasting paper on top of a wide band. Fill bottles with flowers or leave them empty.
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