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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Comments

  1. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Paula, they are so cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  2. Keetha Broyles says:

    Very interesting indeed.

  3. Laura Darling says:

    This is adorable! What a great idea!

  4. 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!

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

  6. Kristens Creations says:

    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…

  7. 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!

  8. Nadir@StitchSense says:

    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!

  9. Such a cute idea! I would love to invite you to link up at our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert!
    http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/04/friday-block-party-2.html
    See you soon!
    ~Tami @ Curb Alert!

  10. melissa@joyineveryseason says:

    repurposing genious! what a great idea – it turned out really cute!

  11. 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!

  12. Anonymous says:

    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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