Any tips on Making a Flower Vase from Bottles?

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

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By Lois in Michigan (Guest Post)
July 19, 20050 found this helpful

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.

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By Sherrill (Guest Post)
September 14, 20050 found this helpful

I'd like to cut off the top. Any tips on how to cut the glass and then sand it smooth?

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July 29, 20070 found this helpful

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
cut away.


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