Upcycled Glass Bottle Vases

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upcycled diet coke its mine glass bottle vases

I know I am not the only person who walks through stores and thinks of fun ways I could use items for projects.  When I walk through a thrift store, sometimes I buy a garment just for the buttons or a shirt for the material.  I have lots of project ideas in the works but when I recently saw the new Diet Coke “It’s Mine” glass bottles at Krogers, I knew that would be awesome for an upcycle project!

diet coke its mine bottles

We have been talking about decorating the girls room in our new house but haven’t gotten around to hanging a single thing.  Addie has decided she wants watercolor décor, so we will be tackling a lot of things as diy projects.  The Diet Coke “It’s Mine” glass bottles are so creative and fun and I thought would match perfectly!  What’s so special about these bottles?  They are glass bottles with fun, unique, one-of-a-kind wrappers.  No two wrappers are the same!

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We had a great time picking out a few bottles that had fun patterns the girls liked.  We planned to mount them to a board and use them as vases in the girls rooms.

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The project was super simple.  I cut down a 1″ x 4″ piece of wood to be 18″ in length.  Next we gave it a coat of white chalk paint.

upcycle diet coke bottles with clamps

My husband then kindly mounted my three clamps to my board.  We used short screws to fasten them onto the board with the closure off to the front side.

upcycle diet coke with clamp on

Then I slid the Diet Coke “It’s Mine” bottles into the clamps and carefully tighten each one with a screw driver.

upcycle vases complete

Now all we needed to do was mount it to the wall and add some flowers!

upcycle food coloring

Since the bottles were so unique and colorful, I decided it would be fun for the kids to be able to help create colorful flowers for the vases.  We purchased white flowers and then trimmed a few inches of the ends of each stem off.  Then I let the children loose with food coloring to color the water.

upcycle vase flowers in color

We placed each flower in the glasses with food colored water for 24 hours.  Next time I would do double the color and twice as long to get brighter colors but they were still really fun!  This helped the children understand the concept of how flowers get water from their roots to their petals as we had just studied that day.  It was a great lesson and they were delighted to see the color transformation!

upcycled glass bottle vases

I can’t wait to think of other fun ways to use my other bottles!  I have a confession to make… I am a regular Coca Cola girl but the Diet Coke “It’s Mine” bottles were too cute to pass up!  My sister was more than willing to empty my Diet Coke “It’s Mine” bottles and return them to me.  Our Kroger store had the bottles on display in fun wooden crates found at the end of several aisles.  The clamps were a little more interesting to find.  I didn’t quite know what to call them, but could describe them.  I went into the hardware store thinking I would just browse the aisles until I found what I needed but was asked right away if they could help me find what I needed.  Not sure what to call them I explained their purpose and likened them to a metal zip tie.

How would you use the new Diet Coke “It’s Mine” glass bottles from their new launch?

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