Recycled Bottle Floral “Wreath”

I’ve been wanting to make some Anthropology inspired flowers from recycled bottles for a good while now.  I’m not sure if I like my creation or if I think it is a hot mess.
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I started by making the flowers from soda bottles that Mr. SP collected for me at work.  I cut the bottom off of the bottle using a serrated knife. 
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Then I used kitchen scissors to cut petal shapes.
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Then I spray painted the flowers.  I did this over two days.  Here are the ones from today drying in the sunshine.
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Look at all of the “flowers” in bloom!
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If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know that I’ve been known to make wreaths with a tennis racket as the base.  This poor racket was beat to death after a bad shot.
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I covered the racket with strips of fabric leftover from a long ago purse project.
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Next I wired the flowers to the strings of the racket.
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I moved it to a smaller wall area on my porch to see if I liked it better there.  (I decided that the larger brick wall is the best place.)
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Now that I look at the pictures here, I’m liking it more and more.
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When our driveway construction is over, I’ll hang this on a door.  It will get too dusty outside right now.
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I’m sharing my project with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, Kimba at A Soft Place to Land, and Jen at Tatertots and Jello.

I’m also sharing this with “The CSI Project” for the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Challenge.

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24 Comments

  1. Paula, this is so cute! in the fist picture, I couldn’t even tell it was made using a bottle. Very creative my friend!

  2. Hi Paula! This is really CUTE!!! I’ve been wanting to make something in the way of a pretty spring wreath for either my front or back door, and I LOVE this idea!! Thanks for sharing a tutorial!… I’m going to have head to the store to pick up some sodas! I need some empty bottles here, to get started! ~tina

  3. Turned out really cute! I have to admit I was skeptical until I saw it! You did a great job!!

    A fun, whimsical, and GREEN spring idea!!

    Blessings,
    Becky

  4. Paula this wreath is so pretty and creative! What a great idea.

    Thank you for your supoort of my blog. I really appreciate that and our friendship.

    Have a wonderful week. ~Melissa 🙂

  5. Seriously? girl, you are way smarter than I am. that is soooo cute! I would’ve never thought of that.

  6. I am amazed at how people can recycle stuff. I am pleased that you used soda bottles to recycle. Your art piece came out wonderful!! I love all the pastel colors.

  7. Hi! I found you through the Dishing It party and I’m glad I did! I’ve gotta try this wreath project. What a {great} idea! I love to recycle and my kids would think this is the best wreath ever. Now to find a tennis racket? Uggg…. I don’t think I have a broken one of thsoe laying around! Gotta come up with something.
    Thanks for sharing!
    I’m a new follower…
    Jenn 🙂
    http://www.5andahighchair.blogspot.com

  8. Oh my goodness, how creative. This is a new take on the whole plastic water bottle flower. Saw you featured on tatertots and jello.

  9. Who would have known that those were from plastic coke bottles. Very clever. Love it.

    Erin thenormanfive.blogspot.com

  10. So creative an whimsical! Super cute! I love the recycled matericals you used! Stop by the Sunday Showcase if you get a chance. You did an amazing job on this – great idea!

  11. I love it! I gotta try and make this for sure…I have all the stuff to do it so that is a big plus for me…will share when I get it done.

  12. wow, a tennis racket. SO creative. I love it so much and so fun. I made these flowers before and they are so unique. Your colors are great too. rooting for you over at CSI Project!!!
    ladeedacreations.com

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