I received the prettiest early Mother’s Day floral bouquet from 1-800 Flowers, and wanted to incorporate a few stems into a DIY project. I decided to make an easy DIY upcycled floral wall hanging with our toddler.
A couple of years ago I took some plastic water bottles and some paint and upcycled them into some DIY painted water bottle vases for a TV segment. Since then, they’ve sat on a shelf in our toddler’s room, and today we decided to reuse a couple of them.
We gathered our supplies:
+ 3 empty water bottles in varying styles
+ 5-6 Flower stems
+ Stick (spray painted gold if you wish)
+ Masking tape
+ Acrylic Paint and brush
+ Gold foil tape (not pictured)
Next, I taped off the bottom of the non-painted water bottle, and Vivienne got to work painting.
Then I touched up the paint on the already painted bottles.
Once dry, I added a strip of gold foil tape to each bottle where the paint ends to create some interest and disguise the imperfect paint edges. I found three rolls of it on clearance awhile back—best find ever!
Time to attach the bottles to the stick with string. I tried the twine (originally pictured), but decided it was too rustic looking, so I used my trusty gold and cream string instead. I cut four 10-12″ strings, and tied one to each neck of the water bottle.
I took my gold stick and tied each string to it leaving the water bottles at varying lengths, then trimming off the excess. I used the remaining string to create a simple hanger at the top.
I filled each bottle with about 2″ of water and then hung on the wall with a cute tack, which holds the water and flower weight just fine. Finally, I added a stem or two to each bottle to my liking.
That’s it! Pretty easy, huh? I think it’s a fun and unexpected little upcycling project, and it’s a good one to do with a kiddo.
Oh, and I then decided that it would also look really cute hung on our front door with a wreath hanger. I love the pops of color against our turquoise door!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Still looking for a gift idea? 1-800 Flowers offers some beautiful floral arrangements that your mom is sure to love.
And if you’re looking for a fun, affordable craft you can do with your kiddos—and possibly one that can double as a homemade gift for the mom in your life, you might want to try to make your own DIY upcycled floral wall hanging.
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