Recycled Soda Bottle Wreath

My kitchen door needed a wreath for spring and I couldn’t decide what I’d like to make.  If you’ve been a long-time reader of my blog, you may remember the Anthropology inspired soda bottle “wreath” that I made using an old tennis racket back in April of 2010. 

OriginalWreath

I spotted this “wreath” in my basement and thought it would be fun to give it a makeover for 2012.  I found a grapevine wreath that I’d used in the past, took the soda bottle flowers off the tennis racket, wired them to the grapevine wreath, and I had a new look for free.  I like this version even better!
SodaBottleWreath2

If you are wondering how to make the flowers, simply cut the bottom off a soda bottle, remove the label, and then cut four petals.  The bottle top becomes the center of the flower.  Spray paint the flowers, screw on the top, and you have a soda bottle flower.
PlasticBottleFlowers

This wreath is double recycled since both the soda bottle flowers and wreath are reused.  This makes it a perfect wreath for April, especially since Earth Day is April 22.
SodaBottleWreath1

I love being able to reuse something I already have for decorating.  I wonder if my neighbors have figured out how I made this?  I’m not sure that I could unless I got close enough to examine it.

After a glorious week off from school, it’s back to work tomorrow.  I’m excited to see my kiddos and can hardly believe that I only have seven weeks left to work and then it’s summer vacation!

Have a great week!

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12 Comments

  1. So pretty! They look like Easter! They would look cute as little windmills in a garden if you could figure out how to attach them to long sticks and make them spin. They would probably do a great job of keeping birds away. You are so creative!

  2. So cool, Paula! I am loving recycled flowers these days. Thanks for reminding me I can spray paint plastic.

  3. This is so neat Paula! I couldn’t figure out how those were bottles for a minute…until I looked at the tutorial. Love it! Glad you linked up…

  4. I do remember that other wreath on the tennis racket! Great way to reuse your stuff and make something cute even cuter. Perfect way to celebrate Earth Day!

  5. Hi, I’m visiting from Serenity Now’s link party. I loooove this craft & that its recycled, what a fun project for some kid’s to make over the summer too! The colors make all the difference. 🙂 Take care!

  6. This is just wonderful, Paula. I do remember your tennis racket “wreath”–but I like this version even better! It’s so springy and fun–and talk about recycling! Way to go!

    Thank you so much for being part of Grace at Home. I appreciate it greatly. Hope your week off was wonderful!

  7. I love it, so very beautiful, and practical, and very fun to make..

    have a good day to you..

    thank you so mush..

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