Alternative uses for tall bottles - String Wrapped Vases

aussie_mum(3)May 6, 2013

Hi again folk
I have accumulated several tall bottles that I don't think are suitable for using in totems etc, so I have branched out and made them into 'string wrapped' (or rope wrapped) vases. I know they aren't 'garden junk' but the bottles were originally destined for my glass sculptures....and I thought it might inspire other people who had 'odd shaped bottles' that weren't suitable for totems etc! :)

Enjoy!

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marylee_2010

Hello, aussie mum. I love your string wrapped vases. They are really neat. You did a great job! Thank you for sharing.

Marylee

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 8:20PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

Those are really nice!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 9:40PM
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laurastheme(8)

Those are great. I love the one with the butterfly.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 2:17AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Very pretty. good idea!
Kathy

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 5:57PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Very pretty. good idea!
Kathy

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 5:58PM
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oldcrafty(8)

You did such neat work and they are very pretty.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 12:34PM
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sunnyca_gw

Beautiful work, I love the butterfly 1 too!! Nice way to use up some of your glass that doesn't fit into your totem plans. Any of those would look lovely on a table with real or silk flowers or even décor grasses in them. TFS Jan

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 6:11PM
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aussie_mum(3)

Thanks everyone :)

I really enjoy making these vases and they are a handy thing to have 'on the go' that I can do when it's too cold to go out into the shed to do some gluing up! (Yep, it's settling into a nice wet winter over here! :))

I had to work in the 'craft co-op' in our local town the other day and it was so 'quiet' I was able to make a couple more vases as I sat there waiting for customers! I'll attach photos of my latest 'creations', which include: (1) a new technique that I have 'discovered' all by myself, which I call "rough wrapped vases", where I've roughly wound some home spun wool around a vase with NO thought of being neat! LOL! I don't particularly like the finished product but I had fun playing with the wool! LOL! :)
(2) a champagne flute with an embellishment from a silver necklace I got from a garage sale that I pulled apart!
(3) Another string wrapped vase, also with an embellishment from a 'garage sale necklace'

I've also posted a link to my pinterest page incase anyone is interested :)

Here is a link that might be useful: My Pinterest Page

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 8:03PM
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