Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hanging Window Bud Vases

Craftiments:  Hanging Window Bud Vases

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.

cow hitch knot around neck of 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.

Craftiments:  Hanging Window Bud Vases

The bud vases can also be used to root cuttings.

Hanging window bud vases with 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!


  1. Cute idea. I am always tempted to save empty bottles until my husband asks me what I'm going to use them for. Hmm...I can never come up with an answer, so most of them get recycled. Now, I have an answer for him! Thanks!

  2. What an adorable idea!!! Thanks for sharing and am pinning! Have a wonderful week! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

  3. These are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing over at {Homemade By You} Hope to see you again next week!!

  4. They look great! I love flowers in windows.
    - Lora

  5. These are adorable! Love the frosty look of the bottles! Great upcycle :)

  6. How adorable! I don't keep bottles because I have no reason. This is now a reason. So creative :)

  7. Very cute idea. Love the brown bottles. Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. What a fun way to jazz up a window! Love this idea!

  9. This is such a cute idea! I bet you could use mini wine bottles too.
    Thanks so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  10. These are adorable! Yes, I hang on to unique bottles as well....Linda

  11. Ah, you hung them on the window latch, brilliant and so sweet! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  12. Love these!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! The party is opens Thursday evening and closes at midnight on Wednesday night. Who knows, you just might be featured next week!


    Hugs, Cathy

  13. Thank You for sharing this with Show Your Stuff, you are invited to come back:


  14. These turned out so sweet! Love this idea.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks

  15. I love these sweet jars!! Pinned and shared on Facebook as one of this weeks Freedom Fridays Features:))

    Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays!