In last week’s Happy Spring Wreath reveal, you heard how empty water bottles waiting to be recycled inspired a fun, family project. Let’s get a head start on Earth Day and jump right into making yours using these 10 Simple Steps to DIY Upcycling.
Here’s what you’ll need.
We used Rust-oleum Spray Paint that I’d bought at our local Home Depot and had on hand. They just happen to coordinate with the colors AK2 & 3 chose for their new bedroom. 🙂
First, spray a small amount of paint inside each bottle . You’ll want to make sure you’re working in a well-ventilated area over newspaper. And, I’d recommend wearing disposable gloves.
While you let the paint dry over night, you can duct tape your pool noodle together. And, the next day
Then, you’ll want to use your scissors to make a hole in your pool noodle (aka wreath base).And, plug your glue gun in so it’s warming up.
Next, fill the hole about 1/2 way with hot glue. Being careful not to burn yourself or melt too much of your wreath base 🙂
Then, take a flower (cut out from the mouth of the bottle) and gently push it down into the warm glue. Holding it in place for a few seconds until it dries.
Now add a little more hot glue to that same hole, then layer in smaller part of the flower’s interior to cover up the bottle’s hole.
Repeating this as you move around your wreath base,
And adding to your wreath, as you
There you have it. My first tutorial.
I’d love to hear if you’re going to give it a whirl and any questions you might have too. Let me know how your Upcycled Water Bottles turned out and any projects you might have in mind for Earth Day.
Until then…Cheers to you and yours!