Upcycle Time! Which is kinda like Hammer Time, but without the parachute pants 🙂
It has been awhile since I shared an upcycle project, and I couldn’t wait any longer to do something with the Method Dish Soap bottle I have been saving for months. The Method products have gorgeous containers, so I always hesitate to throw them in the recycling bin.
Here is what the empty bottle looked like before I started.
I learned two tricks for making this project look great. First, remember to push each row of rope down as close as possible to the row below it before the glue dries. Second, stagger the seam in the back where the rope joins together. Keep all the seams on the back side, but start the rope at a different point each time so you don’t have one clear seam down the back.
About halfway through attaching the rope, the vase started to remind me of a lighthouse, which made me think nautical. I’ll never pass up a chance to throw an anchor into a project. Luckily, I had a little chipboard anchor handy that I picked up at Hobby Lobby for $0.75 during one of the 50% off sales (score!).
I painted the anchor with a navy craft paint I already had on hand. When it dried, I used more hot glue to attach it to my new vase.
Can you believe this was created out of something that we normally trash? And best of all, it only cost $0.75 (for the anchor)! The rope was leftover from the same package I used for my big DIY Anchor AND my Rope Flower Frame.
Are you still on the nautical bandwagon with me?