We are all about upcycling and making old things new around here, and my favorite thing is to include A in projects. One thing we occasionally have around that end up in the trash are nail polish bottles. I mean, what could they even be used for? They are tiny, and useless. Right? Wrong. I found this idea over at Coco and Cocoa and Julie is brilliant. Tiny vases. Oh yes, I told you they are brilliant.
A loves to pick me little flowers from our walks or while we are exploring the outdoors but until now I had no idea what to do with them. I’ve floated them on water before but there’s never a small enough vase solution. Now we have tiny vases that are so perfect for her little treasures she’s so proud of.
Since my tiny flowers are from her, I decided when we made them we would have them as her tiny creations. We drained two old bottles and covered them using tissue paper and homemade Modge Podge.
Here’s a quick list of directions but if you want photos – head over to Julie’s post because there is no sense in reinventing the wheel and afterall, it was her that came up with the awesome idea.
- Drain nail polish bottles
- Remove Excess polish with polish remover
- Wash out with Soap and Water
- Shred Tissue Paper into small tiny pieces (we used our fingers!)
- Paint on Elmers Glue or Modge Podge with Paint brush
- Tack on Tissue Paper
- Cover with more glue or modge podge
- Let Dry
- Add more Glue and Tissue Paper and Dry (repeat as needed for coverage).
- Spray with Waterproof Clear Coat to protect your beautiful creation
- Find Tiny Flowers and Enjoy!