Tuesday, August 2, 2011

DIY Wednesday Upcycled Tropicana Bottle Vases

For today's project I upcycled three Tropicana Simply Orange 16oz bottles, by turning them into three chic vases.
FROM THIS:
TO THIS:

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1) Three clean, empty plastic bottles
2) Adhesive removal agent
3) Spray Paint Primer
4) Spray Paint Color of Choice
5) Flowers (fake or real)
6) Taffeta or Twine

1) Clean the bottles using warm water and soap, and tear off the stickers
 


2)  Remove the remaining adhesive with an adhesive removal agent to remove it (I used some turpentine which worked like a charm)





 


 3) Spray paint your clean, dry bottles with the primer, and when it is dry, apply your top coat




 
 


5) Arrange your flowers together using some floral tape.  
I found these bouquets for 50% off at Michaels!





 
6) Tie your accent around the outside
My bouquets conveniently came with rafia wrapped around them already...PERFECT!  I untied the rafia from the bouquets and then tied it around the bottles








7) Insert your flowers




 
And now for the Tropicana Bottle Vase Reveal!
Have a lovely Wednesday! 

PARTY!





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57 COMMENTS:

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these...the shape of the bottle is fabulous painted white! I love the rafia tied around the neck too! Have a wonderful week!Angie xo

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said... Best Blogger Tips

SO PRETTY! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said... Best Blogger Tips

Ahhh! Super pretty! What a fabulous idea...thanks for sharing!

Anna@Directions Not Included said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable! They came out lovely.

Cas said... Best Blogger Tips

Those came out really nice! Love the color you chose as well. :) Sea Marie

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said... Best Blogger Tips

Those look so great!

catcophony said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fabulous way to upcycle!
Catcophony Wearable Art
http://catcophony.artfire.com

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you all so much! I love that they were once trash and are now my little treasures :)

btanders said... Best Blogger Tips

Who would of thought these would make such cute containers. I like how you hid the "twist" top with fluffy flowers!

theknottedchain/shellie said... Best Blogger Tips

this is really cute. love it. following with etsy blog team.

andi said... Best Blogger Tips

adorable! and so easy and cheap----my kind of project!

The Miller's @ Prezidential Life said... Best Blogger Tips

chic and classic!
the miller's
prezidentail life

Alyssa - Live, Love, Craft said... Best Blogger Tips

Good job! I love it! You might want to check my blog out... I think you would like it!

Chad and Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country said... Best Blogger Tips

That is really a great idea. I never thought of that to do them with the bottles. I hate wasting and what a cute idea. Can paint up to give flowers to friends in it too. THANKS


Would love to invite you to link your creative project up on our link party @ NothingButCountry.com We feature new blogs every Tuesday and start a new party. Hope you will join us!!

--Mary Beth
NothingButCountry.com

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Chad and Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country Oh great idea to give as gifts!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Alyssa - Live, Love, Craft Heading there now!! :)

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Chad and Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country Just linked up!! :)

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a great idea. It's beautiful and "green." I love reusing "garbage" items in crafting. I will be featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com in the next few days. (Probably Saturday)

Sher said... Best Blogger Tips

These are beautiful and the flowers you chose to put inside are perfect! No one would ever know how they started out if you hadn't told them. Love this project!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said... Best Blogger Tips

This turned out so pretty. Happily following you. Thanks for linking up at Market Your Biz and Giveaways.

meg said... Best Blogger Tips

these are SO beautiful!!! what a pretty blog you have with SUCH great and cute ideas! i'm your newest follower and excited to check out more of your amazing ideas!! :)

Alyssa - Live, Love, Craft said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome! I'm so glad you'd like to give a necklace away! I was really worried there for a while {I was at 97 followers and no one giving anything away!} but now I have 6 people giving stuff away! I'm soooo excited! Oh, and I'd love to return the favor someday. If you email me next month i'll give you free advertising!

Oh, I'm at 101 followers now, so the giveaway will probably be on Sunday. Does that work for you?

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Michelle@Somedaycrafts Oh wow! I am honored!! Thank you so much :)

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@meg :) I am blushing. Thank you so much. You are so sweet!

meijo's JOY said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely beautiful and green!

Tanya Anurag said... Best Blogger Tips

I enjoy project where trash is transformed to beautiful pieces. I do a lot myself. The vases look very pretty with those flowers. Like the placement as well.

Saw your link on 'Homemaker on a Dime'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

Bri @ Mod Memento said... Best Blogger Tips

Are you kidding me???!!!! This is AMAZING! You rock! Thanks for leaving such a kind comment on my blog this week! I am so glad you did because now I get to check out all your fab projects and talent! Heading back to your archives. :) ~Bri~

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Tanya Anurag Just linked up! Thank you so much :)

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Bri @ Mod Memento :) You are so lovely!. Thank you so much!!

AmberFaith said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello! Newest follower from the Boost My Blog Friday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:

Amber
http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

Modern Wivelyhood said... Best Blogger Tips

I love these colors! Such a good idea, I posted this on my Friday 5. Have a great weekend!
www.modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com

Adrianne said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the bright colors and it's awesome that these wee destined for the trash before becoming art!! I would love for you to come link these beauties up at Freestyle Friday!

Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne
happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

Tasha Anderson said... Best Blogger Tips

I swear these look like milk glass-ingenious!
Thanks for sharing the fun at Pinkalicious Thursday!
XOXO,
Tasha
www.frugaliciousme.com

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@AmberFaith Heading there now! :)

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Modern Wivelyhood Oh WOW! Thank you so much!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Adrianne Off to party on your blog :)

Maggie said... Best Blogger Tips

luv luv this recycle project so sweet.
I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/my-inner-baker-with-linking-party.html
Have a great week,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said... Best Blogger Tips

Those look amazing!! I'm following from Boost my blog Friday. :)

Amanda @ www.thelittlegiggler.blogspot.com

MariaS @ HandmadeLove said... Best Blogger Tips

New follower via everything! I just can't believe you posted this...this afternoon I was putting my groceries away and thinking there had to be something I could do with my OJ bottles...they are perfect for getting creative with them! I am definitely going to try it out...Thanks again!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@MariaS @ HandmadeLove See! It was meant to be :)

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! These turned out beautiful! I cannot believe they started as orange juice bottles!


I would love for you to link up your post at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/07/bog-party-2

I am a new follower!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE THESE!!!!! So much prettier than ugly juice containers, lol. Truly beautiful!

Jamie said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! those are beautiful. It is hard to believe they were once orange juice bottles. If you get a chance I would love you to link your vases up to More the Merrier Monday. It starts tonight and lasts through Wednesday. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@JamieAll linked up! ;)

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com Just linked to your awesome party!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims Aren't they! Now I'm going around looking at my trash and wondering what pretty thing I can make out of it...I'm driving my hubby a bit nuts as I keep yelling, "NO! Don't throw that away!"

Chad and Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country said... Best Blogger Tips

I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow (tuesday) we will be featuring your project on our blog. :)

Thanks so much for sharing it in the link party. Hope to see you back to our weekly link parties as well.

Kindest,
Mary Beth
NothingButCountry.com

andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cool! And I bet the neighbor's come over and say, "Where did you get the beautiful arrangement?" Great recycling/upcycling! I really like the yellow-toned color of the photos, too. SO romantic. Your newest follower, Andrea @ townandprairie Hope you will stop by sometime :)

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh, how creative! I would have never thought to use tropicana bottle, they look amazing! I'd love for you to link up a my Tuesday tutorials link party!

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-1.html

malia said... Best Blogger Tips

looks really lovely!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come grab a button :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/08/your-whims-wednesday-19-and-features.html

Tanya Anurag said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking. The party for this week - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner - is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.
http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Maureen! Your vases were featured at this weeks Savvy HomeMade blog party as one of the most visited links last week! Congrats and feel free to pick up a feature button here:

http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/buttons/

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com Oh that is awesome! Thank you so much, I am honored :) Just put your button up in my Features section!

malia said... Best Blogger Tips

Featured this at A Crafty Soiree www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Thanks for sharing ( -:
Malia

Rhiannon said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! I love cheap, and especially that you can just use things you already have. Clicked across after you left your lovely comment on my coasters and love your tutorials page. You make everything seem accessible even to someone like me! :)

trumatter said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW Maureen, Your blog is brilliant. I love this tutorial...So very creative.

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