DIY To Do

Monday, August 15, 2011

In Greece people love to drink Fanta from a pretty glass bottles, sitting at a table looking out on the street. I was describing this do it yourself vase project from The Colorful Living Project to my mom as we sat at a table just like this and we realized the Fanta bottles we had been looking at all through Greece and Turkey would be perfect for this project. The problem was getting 10 glass Fanta bottles into my carry-on and through three airports and three plane rides. My dad said I was out of my mind but I was determined to bring them home. In the end I may have over packed, pulled a few stitches out of the handle of the bag Sarah lent me, and cried in airport security but I now have 10 Fanta bottles sitting on the table in my apartment, waiting to be painted!

41 comments:

Corey @ Learning Patience said...

Oh..those look great! I think I will follow your lead and make some of these! Here in Trinidad there are fun drinks in all shapes and sizes! Thanks! xoxo

yourmorninglory said...

I noticed this project on Pinterest what a fun idea! those fanta bottles will sure have a fun story to tell.

sincerelyjill.com said...

I love this idea. I love the clean look of white vases and bottles. Very cute!

natasha {schue love} said...

Such a fun DIY! Beautiful!

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

What a beautiful idea!!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i love these!! and way to go on smuggling the bottles home :)

Sam @ fitness food & faith

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

super fun and really easy DIY! Thanks for sharing.

Christianna said...

The things we girls will put up with to make our plans work out!

I want to hear all about Greece! I have family there, but have never been!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Such a pretty idea!

sherri lynn said...

I love this idea! I like finding new ways to display flowers in my house :)

la petite coquine said...

How DARLING-such a perfect DIY!

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

That is gorgeous - perfect with the pink flowers!!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

LOVE this DIY! Such a sweet little hostess gift. Can't wait to give it a try!

Gloria said...

I swear white spray paint makes everything better. Love this idea - so cute!

Meg {henninglove} said...

loving this project i will have to try it myself i love DIY projects!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

super cute! and i love your story about the bottles...reminds me a bit of myself as it is something i would totally do!!! glad it worked out :) and just think of how special those bottles are now! xoxoxo brynn

Marina said...

I can't believe that they let you with that bottles! :) But definitely good idea, you're so talented!

Laura *You Stir Me* said...

oh please oh please do this DIY and show us! I tried to do it a while back and failed miserably. It's really easy but I managed to miss the mark:) So cute!

Rebecca - A Daily Something said...

So fun! White spray paint is like magic!

Punctuation Mark said...

this is such a cool idea!!!

Eva said...

haha, cool! i think this is such a cute d.i.y. Why does everything look better spray-painted white?

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Something Old, Something New said...

Love this DIY!

Pearl said...

okay that is like the cutest DIY project!! I'm gonna pinterest it! ;)



Pearl

Stephanie said...

What a great project! I have some random glass jars and bottles I've been keeping with no particular project in mind. I think they'd be perfect for this DIY!

Lovely blog, btw!

xo,
Stephanie (Big Mario Life)

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

What a cute idea!!

Sarah said...

i've never thought of this! but the bottles look amazing. :) x

Melissa Blake said...

this is my first time visiting your blog, and i'm glad i did. those are wonderful! following you now! xoxo

Hannah said...

What a beautiful idea!!

Señorita said...

You are a crazy girl!! Hahaha... I love it :) Well, these bottles look amazing. Very chic ;)

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Tamara Nicole said...

What a fabulous idea!!! So easy yet so chic, love:-)

Fash Boulevard said...

such a great idea. love this post. thanks so much for sharing. If you get a sec I'd love to hear what you think of my latest nail polish post. Thanks love. xoxo

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Sara Szatmary said...

Oh my gosh this is an AMAZING idea!! Perfect for a wedding no?

Val said...

This is the best project, ever!!!

Saying I do said...

amaazing idea! I'd def. love to do this project for my home!

Leslie said...

What a great idea!

Wander.Lust said...

Julie, this is such a great idea...love it! hope you are having a lovely week :)

Ana Magdalena said...

such a fun DYI, I am bookmarking this because I need to make my own.

Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

AhhH! I love this :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

CUTE!

KimPuckett@Professional Doctorate said...

These photos tell a story without any real explanation needed. This is a great job of recycling and turning something which you would normally throw away into a functional piece of art. These vases have a very clean look but they can also be further decorated if you want a touch of color.
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