Monday, May 14, 2012

Repurposed wine bottles

I love to recycle, upcycle and repurpose. My latest project was something for Mom's day. And being a florist that I am, I turned these bottles into flower vases. Too easy...but pretty, if I may say so.
To remove the labels from these wine bottles, (well, one of these was actually an empty olive oil bottle) I filled a bucket with water, put a little drop of dish washing soap, then soaked the bottles in there for a few days. Make sure you fill the bottles with water, just enough so they don't float on top. After a couple of days, the labels just slide right off. Just rub it a little with a sponge to remove the glue.
Wash the bottles then dry.
I used decorative wire to sort of tie them together, then shaped the word "MOM" to embellish the rectangular planter where I set the four bottles. Finished it off by adding single flowers in each bottle~ tulip, roses and an iris, and a bright yellow gerber daisy in water tube and a beautiful floral display this turned out to be! I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting...and please drop by again soon!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Getting ready for Mother's Day

Wow...another Mother's Day is just around the corner! 'Been busy at the shop getting ready for a busy holiday! Above are photos to give you a glimpse of my flower shop display  (Fitzgerald's Flowers & Gifts, Downey, Ca) at this time of the year. Hope you like it!
Happy Mommy's day to all moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters and all! Hugs! Take care.