Today I have a fun little makeover for y’all. Ever wonder what to do with old glass bottles you might have lying around? Most of us probably just throw them away… but wait! Instead of throwing it away, keep that beautiful bottle and turn it into a vase!
Every now and then my hubby and I will enjoy a little drink or two. My choice is typically a glass of wine, but he will sometimes go for a whiskey drink. Whiskey bottles always seem to be so pretty in their shape and form. For example, I really love the seals that you typically see on the front of the bottle. It almost reminds me of some of the vintage glassware you find in antique stores! Unfortunately, those bottles run for a pretty penny. I’ve been drooling over a few but didn’t want to spend $20-30 per bottle. And besides, why spend that much money when I already had a replica right in my liquor cabinet!
Alrighty, moving on to the tutorial! This project was basically free and took just about 15 minutes!
First, I had to take off the whiskey label. I filled the sink up with warm soapy water and let it soak for about 10 minutes. By that point, the label had become soggy enough to peel off.
I used a dish washing brush to scrape off most of the label. For the glue that didn’t come off with the brush, I used my fingernail to scrape off the rest.
And tada! All done:) Once the label has been removed, the bottle takes on a completely new look. So elegant and simple!
For a little while I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to use the bottle for. I knew I would most likely use it as a vase, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use flowers or just some simple greenery. I think either option would work, but since I didn’t want to go to the store to buy fresh flowers, I took the lazy way out! I literally walked out my back door and picked some weeds. Who knew weeds could be so beautiful??
I topped off the look with a little starfish peeping out of the mouth of the bottle. I’m really happy with the final product – a little bit of simple elegance paired with some coastal charm!
Hope you all enjoyed today’s makeover!!
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