Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!
Don't throw out your plastic bottles. A little cutting and folding will transform them into beautiful starburst vases!
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1 vase
Source: A simple version of one from an old craft class
I saw this done on the internet, a post on my Facebook of someone else who did it.
I decided to try it too. I have no epoxy glue so I can't glue them together yet, but I like the way it turned out. It would be a cute planter due to its little size and design, very lightweight. I plan to just lay it around. It is rather genius, don't you think?
Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
I have several empty large liqour bottles that are unique in shape and size. My friend gave me these after we have been drinking them over the past year.
I've decided that I would like to decorate at least one of them and transform it into a nice flower vase for her. She loves flowers and I think that it will make a wonderful friendship gift from the heart for her to add to her decor in her new apartment.
Any tips or instructions on transforming these bottles into attractive vases? (even getting off the labels too!)
Jo in TN
To get the labels off soak them in cooking oil overnight.
For unique looking vases cut a clipping of a houseplant (spider plant or a vine that is fast growing _experiment with any) and put them in the clear water. This makes a vase full of very white roots. People notice the shape of the bottle as interest is drawn to the bottle rather than above. It takes a little time but worth it.
I'd like to cut off the top. Any tips on how to cut the glass and then sand it smooth?
While these posts are a few years old, I thought
I would bump it back up with mention of a wet tile
saw. Mine is a handy dandy little 7" QEP from Lowe's
Home Improvement Center.
If I can use it, you can use it.
It would be best to use the saw outdoors, and just
be sure to wear protective eye wear and hearing
protection, along with clothes you don't mind getting
dirty and wet.
Take your time, keep the water reservoir full and