May 5, 2011

Repurposing pretty bottles

Hey all! Thanks for all your kind words on our six month house tour! I do feel proud of what we've accomplished so far, but I just can't wait to get going on all the other stuff on our to-do list. Making a house a home is truly a labor of love.

Just a quick post today highlighting something you may have seen on the house tour. I'm totally in love with these bottles turned vases:

They used to hold fancy sparking lemonade I bought at my local grocery store for a bridal shower I co-hosted last month. The lemonade is totally worth buying anyway, but having these pretty bottles to reuse makes the purchase even sweeter. They've got a little curve to them, which I like.

The labels soaked off easily. I bought a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store and took out three stems to put in the tops of the bottles. It's fun, colorful and a little modern. I'm a fan.

They'd also look great filled with sand or even tiny seashells -- but then of course you already know how much love putting sand in bottles!

What's your favorite thing to repurpose?

And if you're a fan of my Facebook page, you already know that I busted out my sewing machine for the first time -- you remember, the one I got from a friend way back in March. Ahhh, it felt so good to sew something all on my own! I'll let you know what I whipped up later this week...!

I'm linking up to these great parties!


Christina said...

Love these! The shape of the bottles are perfect, and the flowers are perfect as well!!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Christina said...

In case you haven't seen it already...I featured this project on my blog yesterday :)