Easy DIY Vase Tutorial: Upcycling Plastic Bottles

I love a nice bubble bath, and recently, during a soak, the blue colour of my plastic bubble bath bottle got me thinking about this upcycle project idea.

Materials Needed – Plastic Bottle Vase

– Empty Plastic Bottle – Almond Oil  – Dish Scrubber – Sharp Knife – Scissors – Iron

Step 1: Peel Off the Labels

First off, obviously, you want to remove whatever labels are on the plastic bottle you have chosen.  My Dr Teal’s Bubble Bath had labels on 3 sides.

Step 2: Remove Sticky Label Residue from your Plastic Bottle

I don’t have any baby oil in the house on a regular basis, but I do have almond oil, so I gave it a try and it works great!  

Step 3: Cut the Top off your Bottle

I started by piercing the bottle a little bit above where I wanted the top of my vase. The hole I made was just large enough to get my scissors into.

Step 4: Remove Rough Edges

Once you have cut your bottle, you will be left with some rough edges at the top. To 'remove' these you can use an iron.  

Step 5: Fill your Vase!

That’s it; all that is left is to fill your vase with water and flowers.