Plastic bottle flowers are simple to make and so much fun! They make sweet ornaments hanging singly as I've shown here, though the possibilities are endless. Bouquets, wreaths, centerpieces, chandeliers.....these are just a few of the things that you could make with plastic bottle flowers!
I can't decide if I like the visible bottle nozzle or not, but if it bothers you, you could certainly make some leaves from fabric or paper and use those as a cover up, or you could take the small flower made from the bottom of the bottle and glue that over the nozzle. Have fun, and by the way, these would be great Succah ornaments, especially for those of you who live in areas where it often rains.
- plastic bottles
- how to cut plastic bottle flowers tutorial, posted yesterday
- spray paint
- fishing line
How To: Cut flowers, spray paint on the back side of the flower. You can choose to just lightly mist your flowers with paint to give them just a bit of definition, or cover completely as I've done here. Make a hole in a petal with a thick needle and hang with fishing line.
Note: The large flower at the bottom of the top photo was made using the top of the bottle plus the majority of the height of the bottle, unlike the other flower which was made according to the instructions for cutting the bottle. If you do decide to make some large flowers I'd recommend cutting no more than five petals, as my version with six petals produces a rather sickly looking flower! I'm quite sure I'll be making lots of big flowers to fill up my Succah walls!