I recently up-cycled a green glass bottle into a rather pretty vase. The more I looked at it though the more it made me think of Christmas.
I decided to have another go, this time making some Christmas trees which could be used as festive decorations.
I began by painting a few old corks green. While these dried I set about decorating my bottles, labels having been soaked off, with gems, securing each with craft glue.
Finally I cut out some cardboard stars, added some glitter for a bit of Christmas sparkle, and attached these to the corks with a cocktail stick and cellotape.
Finally, I added a cork to each bottle and…
For the evening, I inserted a glow-stick inside each bottle for even more festive fun.
For more Christmas craft ideas why not check out my pinterest board here.
Also linking up to Festive Friday over at the awesome Thinly Spread.
Manush Janoyan says
Great idea…I shared your work on my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/wreathnbeyond
Oh, thank you. That is very kind 🙂
great idea! can you tell where you get the bottle from? is it Sparkling water?
It was a cordial from bottle-green, ginger and lemongrass I think 🙂
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
These are so cool! I love the idea of adding the glow stick for nighttime!
Thanks Emma. They are so easy to replace too so can last all season 🙂
I really like this idea and it’s something nice that my daughter and ican do together:) great post!
Thanks Angeline, I hope that she enjoys it x
Liska (@NewMumOnline) says
They are absolutely gorgeous. I am allergic to craft and I think even I could have a go. What are they? Are they Perrier bottles?
They are bottle green cordial bottles Liska but Perrier bottles would be perfect. They are so easy. The hardest part was soaking off the labels LOL.
Cool – and I love that you can pop glo sticks in them too – we might make these for the kids bedrooms – thanks Jen x
They would make pretty cool night lights on Xmas Eve, I might pop one in the kids room too. Hadn’t thought of that!
mellissa williams says
They look really pretty. I wish I was crafty!
They are really simple to do x
Those look fantastic, what a great idea!
Thank you Niki 🙂
I’ve got these bottles at home !! What a brilliant idea – I’m going to give this a try.
Thank you fir sharing 🙂
Great! Hope you have fun.
They are gorgeous what a great idea.
Tammy Chrzan says
SO clever and so cool!
I am ALLL about upcycling and reusing… reducing and all that… so this is a brilliant and super cute idea!
Have a great weekend!
Aly (@plus2point4) says
Oh how simple and effective Jenny!