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I love upcycled craft ideas. I just adore the idea of taking something that someone else may consider to be trash and making it into something beautiful. These bottle vases are the perfect example of that. If you’re looking for a new fall craft idea, these are perfect!
I say these are a great fall craft idea, but the truth is they’re great any time of the year! They’re so easy to make that you can easily make a set for each season!
Bottle Vase Fall Craft Idea
For spring, use pastel colors. Summer would use bright yellows and greens. Winter themed bottle vases would be blue and white.
You could even do holiday themed bottle vases! Red and green would be great for Christmas. Orange and brown would look great as a Halloween or Thanksgiving centerpiece.
The possibilities really are kind of endless with the colors you could do.
Easy Fall Craft Idea
These upcycled bottle vases work best with tall necked bottles. I prefer using tall necked milk bottles or upcycled Starbucks Frappuccino bottles.
Any tall necked bottle will work though as long as they are clean and dry.
Craft ideas with Bottles
You will need:
- Starbucks Frappuccino bottles or tall necked milk bottles.
- Yellow, brown, and red chalk paint
- Foam paint brushes
- Hemp rope or Jute twine
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Fine grit sandpaper
- Flowers and greenery
To start making your bottle vases, remove any labels from your bottles then wash thoroughly and dry upside down until they’re fully dry. It can be easiest to dry them using a baby bottle drying rack if you have one.
If you have trouble getting the label off, use some Goo Gone to remove any residue.
Upcycled Bottle Crafts
Once the bottles are dry, grab the chalk paints and the foam paint brushes and paint each one a different color.
For fall colors, you’ll use the yellow, brown and red paints. Set them aside and allow them to dry fully. You don’t need to worry too much about getting a good coat on the first try.
After the first coat dries fully, go ahead and give them a second coat.
You don’t need to worry about a super thick coat since these are rustic by design, but make sure they are 100% dry before adding the second coat. Otherwise, the first coat is likely to just wipe right off with the new coat.
Set them aside again and allow them to dry fully again. Again, a bottle rack can help with this.
After they’re dry, use the sandpaper to sand the paint down in a few spots. Be careful that you don’t overdo it or you’ll end up with a clear bottle again.
Fall Craft Ideas with Bottles
Next, use the twine and hot glue gun to add the rustic looking twine. Flip the bottle to the side that you want to be the back.
Add a dab of hot glue then begin to wind the twine around the bottle. Depending on how wide you want the twine to be, you’ll likely wrap 9-15 times.
Make sure that you’re wrapping tightly or it will slide off too easily. I like to do each bottle with different size wraps so that it has a more rustic look.
After you’ve wound the twine as much as you want, cut it so that the end of the piece ends on the back side where you started.
Add a dab of hot glue to the end then set your bottles aside to allow the glue to dry. If your twine is loose in any spot, either re-wrap the bottle or add a dab of hot glue to the back of the bottle to hold it into place.
Once your bottles are fully dry, fill half way with water and add your flowers!
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Which colors will you do your bottle vases in? Fall, winter, or some other holiday?