Monday, January 30, 2012

Upcycling: lace water bottle


I was inspired to make this lace vase after seeing Decoupaging with Lace on Urban Comfort. For my version, I used a very tall bottle that some fancy water came in. This is actually a double upcycle project because the lace I used was an old curtain valance.


To make a lace bottle you can wrap the entire bottle in the lace or use strips of the lace depending on how you want your finished product to look. Apply Mod Podge to your bottle and wrap the fabric around the bottle. 


The length of the valance fit the bottle almost perfectly and I was able to use the lacy edge at the top of the bottle. Since the neck of the bottle is narrower, I cut the slits in the fabric and layered the slits around the neck.


Once the fabric is completely dry, add another coat of Mod Podge over the fabric. 


Add flowers and enjoy your delicate lace vase.


I think these would work perfectly as budget-friendly wedding centerpieces. So if you’re planning a wedding, start saving glass bottles and be on the hunt for lace remnants.



Thanks for visiting.
Carolyn


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34 comments:

  1. I'm not much of a lace person (except to marvel at its complexity), but this bottle is so very beautiful to me. Maybe it's because you work your creativity with such grace that I can't resist.

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  2. This is such a beautiful way to upcycle a bottle. Looks wonderful

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  3. That bottle looks amazing. I never would have thought of that. The light coming through the lace in the second picture is so pretty.

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  4. Oh pretty! I need to get on this lace trend and make something, stat! :)

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  5. That's so pretty. Such a simple idea that works so well.

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  6. That's so pretty. Such a simple idea that works so well.

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  7. That's so pretty. Such a simple idea that works so well.

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  8. That's so pretty. Such a simple idea that works so well.

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  9. I'm a sucker for both lace (old OR new) and bottles! So this REALLY appeals to me! How DO you think of these amazing things? I confess, I would never have thought to use lace as a bottle covering! (I will NOW, tho'!) Beautiful!

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  10. Thats such a cute idea. I love it. So pretty and feminine.


    Erika

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  11. That's so pretty!! I love lace! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!!

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  12. Wonderful idea Carolyn.. Very beautiful...

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  13. Love this idea! You are so right - this would make a wonderful wedding table piece. Very nice!

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  14. Gorgeous!! What a great idea for weddings!

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  15. So pretty! I'd love to have you link this up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2012/01/anything-goes-linky-party_26.html. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Gorgeous Carolyn, of course I wouldn't have expected less! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday and great to "see" you again!

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  17. That is so lovely! You're right, it would be perfect for a wedding...or a girls room...I love it!

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  18. what a great idea very pretty come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  19. Carolyn, your vases turned out so beautifully! Pinning and featuring on Facebook too!

    Jenn

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  20. Visiting from Shabby Creek Cottage. I LOVE this! So beautiful, and a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  21. This is darling. I'm headed over to visit you on Pinterest. Cheers

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  22. This turned out just beautiful!

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  23. I love this. It looks gorgeous!

    I would love for you to link up and share- http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-party-week-28.html

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  24. So pretty! This project is defintely going on my list of things to make. Would love for you to share this over at Etcetorize: http://etcetorize.blogspot.com/2012/03/make-it-great-monday.html

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  25. Hi Carolyn, thanks so much for linking up last week at Etcetorize! I love this project so much that I'll be featuring it at tonight's party. I hope you'll stop by to grab a button and link up again~

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  26. This vase is so pretty.. I never would have guessed it was made with a water bottle. I hope it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature it on my blog today along with some other Mod Podge crafts.. You can see the post here:

    http://crafteronabudget.blogspot.com/2012/04/easy-budget-friendly-mod-podge-crafts.html

    Thank you so, so much for sharing.. What a great way to upcycle plastic bottles :)

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  27. Hi Carolyn, adorable vase..
    it look very beautiful..

    great idea.. visit my blog too..
    i love to make flowers...
    i open new Blog.

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  28. This is great. Do you think that this will work equally well with plastic water bottles?

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    1. Yes, definitely it would work with a plastic bottle! Mod Podge will stick to glass or plastic. Thanks for visiting.

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  29. This is great. Do you think that this will work equally well with plastic water bottles?

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