Monday, March 5, 2012

DIY: Green Wine Bottle for St. Patrick's Day Decor

If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know that when it comes to holiday decor in my home, it must meet two requirements:

1. Cheap
2. DIY

I love being thrifty and using the resources I have, plus I absolutely cannot stand anything sold in stores.  Anyway, I have been wondering what I could do to bring a little green into the home for St. Patty's Day which isn't something I go overboard about, but it's still fun to try and be festive when possible, right?

So my husband was about to throw away a wine bottle a couple of weeks ago and I, noticing that it was green, shouted from across the room, "Hold it, mister!"  He must have gotten the point, because he has been collecting empty bottles since then and leaving them on my crafting desk. I now have four in stock.  I just needed one, but he knows I mean business when it comes to crafts.

Okay, I got my something green, but now what to fill it with?

Nothing else but the baby's breath and greenery from my Valentine's Day flowers! 

I never throw out the filler, because it lasts such a long time.  I just transferred it over to the wine bottle, grabbed a few other glass bottles I had (including an empty baby jar) and stuffed them full of the greenery.  Now I know this doesn't scream St. Patrick's Day, but that's what I love almost as much as it being free  (almost).  I love things that are settle and could be used anytime of year. But I also look at it and think it is just the touch of green I was looking for.  Sure one could paste on a tacky shamrock or rainbow somehow, but it's so lovely that I refused to cheapen the look.

They look so lush and green right in front of our green vintage couch!

Linked up at Craft-0-Maniac, Delicate Construction, For Love of Cupcakes, The Gunny Sack, CRAFT, Pinkapotamus, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Lines Across My Face, Home Sweet Home, Making the World Cuter, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Homework, Mommy by Day Crafter by Night.


Julie E said...

I really like the fresh light feel of these bottles and flowers. I'd love for you to come share at my St. Patty's link party. :)

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This looks great--simple and sweet! I hope you will link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade!

Our Delightful Home said...

This is such a great idea! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky Party via:

Mrs. Delightful

Carolyn said...

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AmieAnn said...

These are soo simple and elegant. Love them! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

Erin O'Riordan said...

Simply beautiful.

Lisa said...

Your place looks beautiful with the greeny! Thanks Lisa Home Interiors