Making a Recycled Decorative Vase

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There are numerous items that can be successfully recycled into one of a kind decorative vases. You can use paint, decoupage, wrap with twine, and more to produce the effect you would like. There are several examples on this page.
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September 3, 2009

Make a vase for artificial flowers by recycling an empty thread cone and a used CD.

Approximate Time: About an hour

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Instructions:

Begin by running a line of glue around the narrow end of the thread cone and glue it to the center of the CD. Let dry a few minutes to firm up. When secure, glue loose beads to the CD around the bottom of the cone.

On the very outside edge of the CD, glue a line of string beads, working just a few inches at a time. Glue a second string just inside the first. Trim the top edge of the cone with another string of beads.

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By Preserver from Winnipeg MB

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December 22, 2016

With a bit of creative cutting and folding you can transform a plastic bottle into a beautiful vase. This is a page about making a plastic bottle vase.

Plastic Bottle Starburst Vase

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July 6, 2016

This is a page about decoupage a flower vase. Liven up a plain flower vase by decoupaging it with your favorite theme.

Decoupage a Flower Vase

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January 6, 2017

Don't put that styrofoam cup in the landfill, make it into a little vase. This is a page about making a styrofoam cup vase.

cup vase with flowers

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September 18, 2019

Plastic bottles are perfect for transforming into attractive vases and other container crafts. Cut the bottle neck off and invert inside to create a center for the contents to stand more upright.

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Acrylic paints and torn paper napkins are used to achieve the pretty ombre colors on this decoupaged vase.

Recycled Ombre Vase - paint brushes in the vase

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April 4, 2019

Shells beautifully decorate this recycled bottle vase. This page contains instructions on how to make a sea fever recycled bottle vase.

Sea Fever Recycled Bottle Vase - hot glue the shells and pieces of coral to the bottle and spray with  clear finish and allow to dry

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February 26, 2019

Popsicle or crafts sticks are a crafting staple. This cute, triangular, painted vase for displaying faux flowers uses Popsicle sticks.

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It is easy to make and a great craft for adults and kids alike. Learn how to make one here.

Popsicle Stick Vase - vase with flowers

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February 20, 2019

Repurposing objects you have lying around into something new and useful is a great recycling adventure. Learn how to take an old wicker lampshade and convert it into a cute vase for faux flowers.

A wicker lampshade being used as a vase.

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March 2, 2017

Cardboard is a great medium to work with for many craft projects and a vase is a great example. This is a page about making a recycled cardboard vase.

A clever decorative vase made from recycled cardboard.

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February 22, 2017

Ever wonder what you can do with those little squeeze bottles shaped like a lemon? Here is one solution; make a recycled plastic lemon vase.

Recycle Plastic
Lemons as a Vase

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December 14, 2016

This is a page about making a twig flower vase. Using items you have collected from nature can make this twig vase filled with pine cone flowers.

"Flower" Twig Vase

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September 27, 2015

This is a page about making a light bulb vase. Make a delicate, unique vase from an old light bulb.

Light Bulb Vase

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