I am a huge fan of easy and inexpensive DIY projects. If it’s going to take me long or if I have to spend a lot to make something, then I often won’t even bother. When Lisa of Haute Girls asked me to participate in their under 30 Minute, under $30 DIY Challenge, I was game! Today I am sharing how to take an old spice bottle and turn it into a lovely DIY Felt Flower Decor Bottle in no time at all.
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The first step to this easy DIY, is cleaning out and wiping down your old spice bottle. Once it is cleaned, give it a few light coats of copper spray paint. While the paint is drying you can create your flower.
I combined three fairly common felt flower tecniques to get this felt flower look, but all three techniques are so easy and take just minutes.
To create the center of the flower, cut a long narrow piece of mint green felt and fold it in half. Using your scissors, cut along the fold about half way down your folded piece. And cut the entire length of the felt in this way. Once you are done cutting, use hot glue and start wrapping the felt onto itself. I add little dots of glue as I go to keep it more secure.
Next, cut a wobbly spiral in a different shade of green. I like having an uneven spiral because it gives more interest when you glue it all together. So once your spiral is cut, add a dab of hot glue at the beginning of the spiral and secure it to the felt flower center you just created. Again, wrap the spiral slowly around the mint green center, adding bits of hot glue as needed.
For the last part of the flower, I cut 6-10 mint green petals and added them to the back of my flower. You can fold some in half to add a little more dimension and keep others flat.
In total, the felt flower should take you only about 10 to 15 minutes.
I added two floppy felt leaves to my bottle.
Once the leaves were attached with glue, I added the felt flower to the top.
I love the perfect pop of color this bring to my mantel with it’s bright copper base and cheerfully mellow mint flower!
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