Beachy Vases- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

You know me, I’m all about repurposing items that would normally be thrown away.  Well, I’m at it again!  What do you think of these super cute Beachy Vases?

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They turned out ADORABLE didn’t they?
You’ll never guess what I used to make these little cuties!

Remember when I told you about Mexican Coke here? 
And those bottles that I destroyed here?

Well, these are the bottles… you can get 8oz bottles and 12oz bottles.
I got the idea to cover them in twine here.

I just bought some Sisal Rope from Hobby Lobby for like $3.  Using the glue gun I secured the end and wrapped the rope.  Now I know you all have probably seen the jute and twine wrapped items all over Pinterest- but I didn’t want to use the HOT glue gun for the whole bottle– I like keeping the skin on my fingers. 🙂  

So instead of hot glueing all the way up I used good old fashioned Elmer’s white glue.
I just painted the glue on as I wrapped- once dry it will keep the sisal in place.  I did use the hot glue gun occasionally to secure the sisal (usually when the bottle curves big time).

Now, you’ll notice in the last pic that some of the bottle is still showing through- so I just kept wrapping the sisal back down the bottle to fill in these holes- I used the hot glue gun to secure the sisal inside the gaps- but the rope stays put so you’re not as likely to burn your fingers. 🙂

Finally, I added some beads from an old broken necklace and this cute little glass star charm that’s been sitting in my jewelry box FOREVER.

Everytime I look at these now I want to go to the beach!!

What fun summer crafts have you been working on?

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  1. says

    Hi there! I just stumbled upon your sight via Pinterest, ( my new best friend!) & absolutely love your page! I am a crafter by heart & am loving all the DIY projects. Cant wait to see what ya have next!

  2. Jayda says

    OKAY AWESOME!! I would have never thought those were coke bottles…clearly coke is more then just a drink!


  3. Rachel says

    So cute! I hear you about the glue gun, I’m always burning my fingers. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  4. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says

    Melissa those are very fun! I love beachy stuff and you have made a great beachy project!

  5. Aimee - says

    These are GREAT! Crossing my fingers you’ll share at my party! Saturdays at Seven! XO, Aimee

  6. Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe says

    Your vases are beautiful, Melissa!
    I love the shape of the bottles and they look great the way you ‘dressed’ them.

  7. Linda @ Two Succulent Sisters says

    these are so darling.I’m pinning them right now onto my Beach Decorating board. Thanks, Melissa.

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