wonderfully made: DIY | three bottle centerpiece

Friday, March 18, 2016

DIY | three bottle centerpiece

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A year ago (or so), Mark surprised me one afternoon with an awesome homemade centerpiece using bottles, wood, and of course fresh flowers. I've gotten lots of comments on it and since it's relatively easy to make, I'm going to share a tutorial on how to make one yourself!

original, made by Mark!

This time, I'm going to use three bottles instead of five. Also, I'm going with these fun Diet Coke It's Mine bottles (super easy to find when I walked in the door at Tom Thumb) to bring in some fun color. I picked out these confetti printed bottles (no two are the same!) because I loved the mix of colors! This centerpiece is going to have the perfect punch of Spring. 

There are millions of options of these Diet Coke It's Mine bottles to choose from and they are all fun and bright! They are only around for a limited time so if you're going to use them in your project like I did, be sure to look for them soon.

Here's what you'll need to get started on the wood casing:

It helps if you have a handy husband and a (messy) garage/workspace. The skill level is easy, but you'll still need a drill and some space to get dirty. 

After you cut your pieces of wood, take your bottle and trace around the bottom of where you want them to be placed on one of the 12" boards. Once you trace the circle, draw an "X" where the middle of the circle is. This is where your spade drill bit will be placed and your hole will be cut. Space out and trace three times, once for each bottle.

My husband and his drill press (that he found at a garage sale) helped me out with this, but it's simple to do with a handheld drill too. Drill your holes! (We used 1 3/8" spade bit but you could change it up slightly - as long as you can get a flower stem through it!)

Next, apply wood glue to the ends of the 12" top board and attach the smaller pieces of wood to each side of the board.

Clamp or secure them and let them set for a couple of hours. Repeat with the 12" board at the base.

After you've allowed the wood glue to dry, fill up your bottles with enough water for your flowers.

Arrange them in the wood casing...

...and place your flowers in! You can customize the wood however you like. My first one was stained but this one I opted to leave fresh and clean, for Spring! 

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Now, go enjoy your fresh Spring centerpiece!

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