I save plastic soda bottles. They are useful to me. I also save fast food plastic cups, and cut the tops off of them. These make tiny plant pots. These are what I put in the bottom of the pretty plant holders I make out of soda bottles.
In this instance, I glued or taped yarn around the middle of a soda bottle. I painted the top with pink/red acrylic paint. I then found a ribbon to finish the look, and add a touch of charm to it. It was fun to make, and I'll probably make more as spring is on it's way ;)