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How to Make Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases


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May 10, 2017

Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - painted bottles with flowers insideI made these flower vases for Mother's Day using pill bottles, spray paint, and yarn. The story behind this craft in particular is that my father has been hoarding his prescription pill bottles in his old age, saying they're nice looking and useful, and that they will make great gifts one day. My mother always rolls her eyes at him, but lets him keep a reasonable stash of them as they make him happy. I thought I'd give them both what they want by transforming them into vases that hold flowers they grow together in their garden. Happy Mother's Day to mine and yours!

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Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 3 Vases

Supplies:

  • 3 empty and clean pill bottles
  • spray paint, 2 colours of your choice
  • painter's tape
  • pen
  • scissors
  • glue gun with glue
  • yarn
Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Lay down some newspaper and spray paint the pill bottles in whatever colour you want the circles in the center to be. Let dry completely.
  2. Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - lay clean, dry bottles on newspaper
     
    Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - spray paint
     
    Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - allow to dry
     
  3. Use the pill bottle caps to draw circles onto the painter's tape with a pen.
  4. Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - tracing around cap with marker onto tape
     
  5. Cut out with scissors. Repeat twice, making three in all.
  6. Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - cutting out circle of painter's tape
     
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  7. Stick circles of tape onto fully dried painted bottles.
  8. Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - stick tape circles to completely dry bottles
     
  9. Spray bottles with second colour of spray paint. Let dry.
  10. Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - spray bottles with a second color
     
    Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - allow to dry
     
  11. When completely dry, peel off painter's tape to expose circle of first colour.
  12. Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - remove tape
     
  13. Warm up your glue gun and apply some globs of hot glue onto the lip of the bottle.
  14. Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - add hot glue to screw portion of bottle
     
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  15. Quickly wrap glued lip area with yarn several times, then add a tiny dab of hot glue to secure the end piece.
  16. Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - wrap with yarn before glue dries and glue end
     
  17. Glue on your letters in yarn. Press firmly to adhere. Hot glue dries super quick so there's no real wait time with the yarn.
  18. Mother's Day Pill Bottle Vases - glue on yarn letters
     
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