Are you like me and hang onto bottles of unusual shapes and colors, hoping to find a use for them someday?
Years ago an aesthetician persuaded me to buy some skin serum after a facial. It came in little, brown ground-glass bottles that reminded me of something you would find in an old apothecary shop. And very much like the apothecary treatments of days gone by, the serum was useless and a complete waste of money. But I liked the bottles and hid them away. Yesterday I found them again and managed to turn lemons into lemonade be creating this charming pair of hanging bud vases.
This was a super simple and quick upcycle. I used a cow hitch knot to tie twine around the neck of each bottle.
Then I knotted the loose ends of the twine together and hung my vases on a window latch.
All that was left was to add the flowers.... The left vase contains miniature daffodils, Ajuga, and a sprig of Euonymus. The right contains a yellow viola bloom, wild bluebells and another sprig of Euonymus.
The bud vases can also be used to root cuttings.
I know this doesn't happen to often, but I would like to thank that snake oil peddler for duping me. I love my new hanging bud vases!