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I created some DIY projects using items I already have on hand. It didn’t take more than a few seconds looking at our recycling bin to come up with my first project.

I took some plastic water bottles and quickly turned them into bright and cheery vases, and you can too.

All you need:
+ 5-7 plastic water bottles in various sizes
+ Acrylic paint and a brush or spray paint 
+ Masking Tape
+ String in various colors (incase you want to hang your vases)
+ Flowers
+ Scissors

Take your water bottle and tape off the area you don’t want to paint. Make sure you firmly press the tape on the bottle for the cleanest line.

Take your paint and brush (or spray paint) and coat the area to be painted with 2-3 coats (allowing time to dry between each coat).

Once the paint is dry remove the masking tape, and you will have nice, a clean line, and a paint dipped look.

Fill with water and your favorite flower. Repeat this step with each water bottle using a different color of paint.

Group them together for a colorful arrangement.

Bonus: If you have a toddler who drinks generic Pedia-sure, you can use those empty bottles for vases too. The bottles have a fun geometric design on them, and look nice spray painted. 🙂

DIY // RECYCLED VASES, Oh So Lovely Blog
After painting the bottom half, I decided to paint the top halves for a more cohesive look rather than a dipped look.


Happy crafting!