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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Comments

  1. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I likes it! 🙂

  2. Allie and Pattie says:

    You are too funny! What a great idea!
    xoxo Pattie

  3. Very interesting! And pretty. I assume you saw these at Anthropologie?

  4. Cute…so similar to Anthro’s wall display!!

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

  6. Allison Shops says:

    Too cute!

    Allison

  7. Judy @ In His Grip says:

    Definately NOT a hot mess. I love the flowers they turned out so cute.

  8. Beansieleigh says:

    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

  9. I’ve never seen anything like that! So creative!

  10. OK, that is just too cute!

  11. 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

  12. Melissa Miller says:

    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 🙂

  13. FrouFrouBritches says:

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

  14. 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.

  15. You are too funny! What a great idea!
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  16. Holy cow! This is so cute and such a terrific recycle project. I love your craftiness.

  17. 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

  18. I love it! What a wonderful idea!

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

  20. KMfamily ;-) says:

    Now that is some AWESOME recycling poswer!!!
    Way to go..I love it!!

  21. TheNormanFive says:

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

    Erin thenormanfive.blogspot.com

  22. Stephanie Lynn says:

    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!

  23. Rambling Girl says:

    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.

  24. La-Dee-da crafter says:

    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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