It looks like I successfully posted my first blog Tuesday. Although I may be the only reader, I have to start somewhere. At this point, it’s very much about the learning curve!!
As a former Girl Scout and a current Girl Scout troop leader, I’m very active in recycling and reusing (much to my tolerant husbands chagrin), which means I keep A LOT of stuff around to “use for something later.” I even have friends save things for me (thanks Dana for the discarded wire flower stems and the wine bottles). I know my husband and some of my friends think I’m crazy! I love their surprised reactions when I show them something I made using that “junk.”
I love glass bottles and jars, and that’s one of those things I keep to “use for something later.” I’ve seen several projects lately involving glass jars and bottles at BHG.com and posted on Pinterest. So I pulled out some of my saved bottles and a roll of natural Jute I had on hand, and got to work on my own project. Here are my finished, repurposed bottles that I’ll proudly display in my house.
Many years ago (probably 18+), I wrapped a lamp base in rope to match my southwest decor. I ditched the lamp (and southwest decor) long ago, but this project reminded me of those early crafting days. Back then, I would not have considered myself very crafty, the lamp was one of the few projects I attempted in my early 20s (oops, I may be leaving too many clues about my age). My creativity was awakened with motherhood and has since become a full-blown addiction.
Check out the instructions for these Jute-Wrapped Bottles in the Upcycled & Recycled section of my blog.