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Turn a Juice Bottle Into a Vase

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Don't toss that empty juice bottle into the recycle bin! Here is a simple way to upcycle it and turn it into a vase. Start with an empty plastic  bottle with an interesting shape.

Remove the Label

My trick for removing sticky labels is by using a hairdryer. The label will peel off...just don't get the hairdryer too close and melt the plastic bottle!

 Carefully cut the top of the bottle off.

Here's What To Do:


Cream Paint

Use a cream colored chalk paint and paint the entire juice bottle.

Here's What To Do:



Make sure to paint inside the rim of the juice bottle to disguise the plastic. Let paint dry completely.


Dry Brush

Dry brush either dark brown chalk paint or an antiquing wax over juice bottle.

Dry brushing is where you dip the tip of your paintbrush into the paint/wax then tap most of it off onto a paper towel before brushing lightly over your project.

Added Detail:


Extra Detail

For an extra detail I hung a wood leaf ornament around the neck of my new vasw.

Finished Vase

It was so easy to upcycle this old juice bottle!  You can use it for artificial or real stems (it's watertight)

 If you liked that  will love this one!

You have to see how I turned this thrift store find into a Pottery Barn dupe!!