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Hello everyone. As promised, I am back with another easy farmhouse decor project. For today’s project, I am going to show you how to create a really cute and easy boxed glass bottle flower arrangement by simply using a few bottles and grocery store cut flowers.
I will be using the same wooden box I used in a previous post called Easy Farmhouse Decor: Flower Planter Box. You can check that post out first if you want and then come back here for today’s post.
Here are the items I used for this project:
- Wooden Box
- Glass Bottles
- Copper Wire (Optional)
- Wire Cutters (If you are going to use the copper wire)
Here is the picture of the wooden box that I am going to use again for another great decorating idea.
First, I am going to use a variety of glass bottles. I got an entire box of random glass bottles at a local auction for $5. I picked these 5 bottles out of the bunch for this project. You can use whatever type of bottles or vases you have on hand. Or you could use mason canning jars.
As you can see in the photo, I wrapped some copper crafting wire around the neck of a couple of the bottles. Just to give them some pizzazz. Here is the copper wire I used. I purchased it from Amazon. You can check it out (affiliate link) here.
I just took the wire and wrapped it around a couple of the bottles. I didn’t want to do them all. Thought that would be too much. There is not really any technique in doing this. I just started wrapping until I got the look I wanted.
Now for the second step, I took the empty bottles and arranged them in the wooden box. I liked using different heights, widths, bottle patterns and openings. I placed some of the larger opening bottles next to ones that had a smaller opening. So that way some bottles will have more flowers in them that others. I think that gives it more of an organic look.
I just purchased these flowers from my local grocery store. I picked up two bunches and used both of them for this project. Feel free to use flowers you have in your yard or garden. They don’t have to be store bought.
And finally after adding water to the bottles, I trimmed my flowers to the desired length I wanted and removed any leaves that may end up in the water. Then I just started arranging the flowers in each of the glass bottles until I got the look I wanted. I moved several around and trimmed some extra off a few of the flowers until I got the desired look I was wanting.
That’s all you have to do to create a beautiful and simple boxed glass bottle arrangement that could be used in a variety of ways and for many occasions.
This would work great for an outdoor event or would also look great on that farmhouse table. The possibilities are endless.
If you are going to use the arrangement for more than a day or so, you will need to check the water levels to make sure the bottles have enough water in them.
I would love to hear from you about how you would style this. Drop me a line and let me know.
I hope you have enjoyed these last couple of posts on my version of Farmhouse Decor and how you can incorporate simple, easy ideas into your decorating even if you don’t live in a farmhouse.