March 3, 2013

diy spring vases


Last week at some point while marinating a tenderloin, I finished off our red wine vinegar bottle (which is the one in the picture above with the rounded bottom) and thought that it was a pretty bottle and so I rinsed it out and decided to save it. 
Then I got my weekly Better Homes and Gardens update with this image above, so I pinned it and then later the light bulb went off.  I opened my fridge and noticed we had two almost empty bottles of tiger sauce, so I combined them together freeing up another glass bottle.  And for some reason I had already saved the smallest bottle months ago.  So the idea of small vases was created from the inspiration picture above.

I think the bottles I used were red wine vinegar, tiger sauce and small bottle of balsamic vinegar.  We were already painting our office furniture white, so I gave these three bottles a quick spray with the same white paint.  To decorate them I used two different ribbons and washi tape.  I just so happen to have 3 in this blue, so I went with it.
I added the white tulips to create a pretty, simple, Spring follower collection on my dining room buffet.



  1. Very cute, the perfect touch of spring!

  2. Hi Becky! This is so cute :) LOVE your lamp and mirror as well! Found you on Mom's Monday Mingle, and am now following you via GFC. Have a great day!

    Shandy @ Aprons 'n Pearls

  3. Pinned it! Following from the HOP-hope you can follow back ;-) Monica
    PS I do a Friday Linky party if you want to link up!

  4. I was just looking at the pretty shape of a bottle yesterday wondering what I could do with it! Dragging out my copy of BHG right now! Thank you for sharing the inspiration!

  5. Simple elegance at it's best. I love your vignette. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. Very pretty. I have been collecting bottles for quite some time now. Need to give them a new look. Thanks for inspiring.

  7. Great idea! Versatile too you can change the ribbon based on the season. New follower from 6sisters.


  8. Shucks, those are adorable! Trash to treasure accessories are some of my all time faves and your vases hit the spot! I agree with Maria above- the ribbons being removable is genius too cuz you can change as it suits your needs :)

    Happy Easter Coming soon and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from KEEP CALM LINK UP @ Becoming Martha linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    Link To My Party Project This Week

  9. so cute -- love the blue and white for Spring! And your mirror is gorgeous!!
    Thanks so much for linking this fun project!


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