Have you ever wondered if you could reuse a medicine bottle for something else? The answer is YES! I have a simple craft idea you will love and add colour to your life. Even better, it doesn’t cost anything other than your sweat – well, you don’t even need that!
In this tutorial, you’ll find how to repurpose a medicine bottle into a vase.
Story of the medicine bottle vase
During quarantine, I found a cartonnage box. I originally made it for the salt shaker. However, it has never seen the light of day. It needed a new purpose!
After going through my toolbox, called curiosity, I decided to use it as a vase. Since cartonnage is made out of paper, it required a fitted container. And BINGO! The medicine bottle was the best fit!
What you need
- Medicine Bottle
- Flowers & Greens – This will happen in step 5.
How to turn a medicine bottle into a vase
Step 1: Gather all items
First, let’s gather all the items listed above except flowers & greens. For a box, you can simply use any packaging box and decorate it. What you can do is glue some paper or material, paint it…anything to make it pretty!
Step 2: Mark & Cut
Next, place the medicine bottle into the box, and look at the height. Then pull the bottle a bit (5mm) out of the box, and mark it with a marker. Yes, you guessed it right! This is where you are cutting.
Once you mark, it’s time to cut. Make sure to protect the surface you are using. In my case, it is the dining table! When you are ready, hold it steady and cut around.
Step 3: Check the height of the medicine bottle
What you need to do is place the bottle inside of the box, and check its height. If the bottle is nicely resting and hidden in the box – excellent! If it’s sticking out a bit, greens can hide it as well. So don’t worry too much!
Final step: Flower arrangement
Finally, the fun part arrives! Just pretend you are a florist gathering some flowers & greens for an arrangement. Most importantly, you get some fresh air for your inspiration for it!
When you are back, put some water in the vase and start arranging the beauties!
Tip: Some of you may know already, but cut the stems of the plants at an angle(45 degrees) for better water absorption!
Congratulations! I bet you have a beautiful flower arrangement in front of you! How do you feel – awesome? You repurposed items available at home, and applied your imagination!
I’ve found that bringing nature into my house also gives me joy and peacefulness. As my friend says, “When you are nice to nature, nature is nice to you!”