It’s DIY Time. , where I post something you can do yourself rather than buy, which is a money saver, and can be VERY REWARDING. Some of these posts are crafts, sewing projects, re-purposed ideas, homemade cleaners, homemade health aids, tutorials, and the like.Over the holidays we collected many leftover bottles that I thought would be great to re-purpose into something fun! Our precious Polly gave us this idea in an advertisement for the magazine, Family Fun, which is pictured below, so it wasn’t even a part of the actual magazine. The magazine showed a picture dolls made of yarn-wrapped bottles. We decided to make decorated vases instead.
This is super easy to do, and my girls (ages 5 and 7) jumped in, too! We gave theirs as gifts, but I forgot to get a picture. Oops!
What You Will Need:
- clean bottle (the fewer curves, the easier this project will be)
- yarn color(s) of your choice
- tacky or all-purpose glue and/or double-sided adhesive tape
- Tie the yarn to the bottle just below the mouth of the bottle (see picture above). We tried starting from the bottom several times, and the top works better since the top of bottles are usually more curvy. Try it from the bottom and you’ll see why my way is easier.
- Start wrapping the yarn tightly around the neck of the bottle and glue as you go, straight down. In the picture below I indicated where I glued by the dotted line or you can use the double-sided tape on the dotted line. Glue works better. We used both on various bottles.
- As you go, you may want to push up the yarn you have already wrapped to make it extra tight.
- If you want to change colors in the the middle of wrapping the bottle, just double knot the old yarn color to the new yarn color, cut the end of the old color, and wrap over the ends of the yarn. You will have a slight bump. Just try to make all your color transitions along the same area, and you can call that the “back” of your bottle.
- When you’ve wrapped all the way to the bottom of your bottle, you can use both tape and glue to reinforce the adhesion of the yarn to the bottle. We wrapped tape along the bottom edge of the bottle, and then tucked the end of the yarn under the other yarn and glued it.
Have you used old clothes to make artwork?
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