I love crafts that have some recycled parts to them. Turning something that would have normally gone into the trash into something useful is not only fun but its also really rewarding to me. We save a lot of things in our house. Glass bottles from drinks that we have bought can be turned into vases or cups for everyday use. Glass jars from jams and sauces are great for storing pens, pencils, crochet hooks, and many other things. If they are taller you can also use them for vases as well. Totally money and earth saver which is a double win in my book. 🙂
Victoria really wanted to make a vase with flowers for her school desk. Now that fall is here and winter is fast approaching you don’t see all the beautiful flowers from the spring and summer too often. We both love fresh flowers inside the house and outside in our backyard. They just brighten all the spaces they are in. 🙂
So for this project you will need:
A plastic or glass bottle that is clean and dry
Tissue paper: blues and floral colors
You will take the blue tissue paper and wrap it around your bottle so that you know how big of a piece to cut. Cut out your tissue paper and then use mod podge to glue it down. The best way to do that is to start it off for your child by putting a line of mod podge down and then gently pushing the tissue paper down. Then your child can paint on some mod podge in small sections and then press the tissue paper down gently. Repeat that all the way around the bottle until its evenly covered. After it drys you will go back and put a thin layer of mod podge all over the tissue paper so that it is sealed.
So my daughter and I got so caught up in the fun of making the tissue flowers that I totally forgot to take photos of the steps for making those. Good news though! Here is a link to a site that not only has step by step instructions but also a video as well. I used two pipe cleaners for ours. One cut in half to wrap around the tissue paper and then one full green one for the stem.
Victoria super proud and happy with her project we did. 🙂
Here is the finished project on her school desk. She absolutely loves having the bright flowers on her desk. She says that it makes her smile. How cute is that? 🙂 Best part is, she made it and loves it and if it gets knocked over by the kitty monster no water to clean up!
Upcoming posts this week:
Thankful for project and the start of our Astronomy Unit post.