Of course, all sorts of vases and vases in today'sstores just in excess. But how you want sometimes something exclusive! Unusual and stylish! So that only you have to "oh, what a charm!" To "and where did you buy this?". And you, modestly lowering your eyes or carelessly waving: "Oh, yes, I did it myself." And in fact for such hand-meydov creativity does not necessarily have to be a virtuoso potter or glass blower. Make a pretty exclusive vase with your own hands can be made from ordinary bottles (glass or plastic) or even from cans. And special skill from you it does not require, and time will not take much. Shall we try?
Vase from a plastic bottle
Soon after our life appearedplastic bottles, folk craftsmen quickly found them not quite a traditional application. What they do not master with their own hands from this waste material! So they decided to make vases. Of course, there are a lot of options for such plastic vases, but one of them is especially interesting. To make such a vase with your own hands, we will need only a large plastic bottle with a figured bottom and preferably with a narrowed "ring" above the bottom. Then the vase will look especially elegant. So, remove the label from the bottle and thoroughly launder the plastic, trying not to scratch it. Therefore, do not use hard jaws and abrasive detergents. Now we cut off the bottle approximately to the middle of the height. However, the vase can be made even higher. The only thing you need to consider: in the finished form, our vase will still be centimeters twenty less than the cropped bottle. And the whole thing is in the fringe, which will become the original decor of our vase. Next, we need to map out the required height of the vase from its bottom and draw a line along the circumference - the border of the top of the vase. The rest of the upper part we will cut into fringe and make of this fringe a decorative finish. So, from the cut line to the planned line, we make vertical incisions - strips 1-2 cm wide. It is important that these strips have the same length and width and, naturally, with very even edges in the place of the incision. Now bend these strips outward. To make the bend position smooth, you can turn the bottle upside down and gently, but firmly press it in place of the bends of the strips to the table. The circle - the top of the vase - should be as flat as possible. Then proceed to decorating the edge of the vase. We fold one strip so that its top is bent at an oblique angle of about 90 degrees. In this case, the top of the strip should touch and slightly exit (one small corner) beyond the edge of the fold line. The bent strip should pass over the nearest to it strip and under two following. If you want to get a neat decorative edge of the vase, make sure that the corner of the folded strip touches the outer lower edge of the third strip. Similarly, bend the second strip. Only let it pass over the next two and fill it with the third one. But the next strip bend exactly as the very first. Thus, alternating the way of wrapping and fixing strips, bend all the fringe, intertwining the cut strips. As a result, we will have a braided serrated edge of our vase made of a plastic bottle with our own hands.
Vase for a French bouquet
The original way to use severalbottles for making a vase. Such a vase, made by own hands, is used for a French bouquet, when the flowers are placed in different containers. That is, we will do the team vazochku. To produce it, you need nine not very large bottles with a wide neck, for example, left over from baby food. In addition, it is necessary to prepare a beautiful silk ribbon or strip of fabric (silk, organza, kapron) for decoration. Decorate our vase can also be a decorative cord or braid, which is desirable to choose in the tone of the ribbon. To fasten the bottles you will need a silicone adhesive and a transparent wide adhesive tape. That's all we need to make our own hands a vase for a French bouquet. Now let's start making a vase. Clean and dry wiped bottles we need to glue, combining them into a whole composition. To do this, first take two bottles and glue them to each other sides. Now we attach to them a third bottle (in one row) and also glue it. Also glue two more rows from the remaining six bottles. And now we glue all three rows of bottles together to make a cube like (three for three bottles). To make the composition strong, wrap it with tape, laying a transparent tape around the central (middle) part of the bottles. We mask the scotch and at the same time we decorate the vase with a colored ribbon, which can also be glued. At the top of the tape we wind the vase with a colored cord. That's all! It remains to make a French bouquet. To do this, fill the bottle with any flowers and decorative greens. By the way, the same vase can be made from tall jars with a wide neck.
Vase from a can
With their skillful hands from ordinary cans of the mastermake amazingly beautiful vases! And here it is not so much in the able hands, as in the taste and imagination of the craftsmen. We already have the capacity! It's just how to decorate it. Depending on what kind of decor you prefer and what materials you will use, you can get a vase in different styles. For example, in the style of eco. For this we need any color rope made of natural materials. Well, if it's a decorative rope from jute, raffia or hemp. Better yet, if it's a two-tone rope. However, you can make such a finishing material yourself, making two ropes of different colors. In addition to jars and ropes, prepare scissors, glue and double-sided adhesive tape. So, let's start making. From the hank of the adhesive tape, cut off a strip equal to the height of the can. Now glue it along the can, from the bottom to the neck. Next, take the rope and fix its edge near the bottom of the can, bending off the adhesive tape. And now we start wrapping the jar, laying tight ropes from the rope, trying to keep no gap between them. In the process of winding, we gradually remove the protective strip of adhesive tape, thereby fixing the rope. To tighten the coils tightly to the bank, we impose them, pulling the rope, and at the place of contact of the rope with adhesive tape, we press it firmly with a finger. When the winding reaches the neck, just cut the rope. This vase can be used not only for bouquets, but also as a decorative interior accessory.
Variants of decor of a vase from a bottle
As you already understood, make your own hands a vase ofbottles or from a can is quite simple. The principle of decorating a vase with a rope can be used when working with any similar material: twine, cords, braid, knitting yarn, ribbons. In addition, any vase of glass bottles or cans can be painted with stained-glass paints, decorated in a decoupage technique, even decorated with a usual multi-colored electrical tape. And they can also be put on hand-strapped cheholchiki, decorated with lace, beads, buttons, beads. And still skilled women manage to decorate such vases usual stockings (stockings). Yes Yes! Do not be surprised! Soaked in PVA glue ladies' tights become very plastic and obedient sculptural material! And then it remains only to cover such a vase with acrylic or aerosol paints. The original solution is the decoration of the vase with natural materials: pumpkin seeds, croup, wood twigs, shells. In short, almost any material can become an excellent decor for a vase made by hand from a bottle or jar. As they say, there would be a desire, but there will be opportunities. So look for opportunities, use any suitable materials and do not hesitate to give vent to fantasy. After all, hand-made is always exclusive, unique and original. Naturally, your vase, made by own hands, will definitely get exactly this. By the way, vases made from bottles are very convenient to use as pendant elements of interior decoration. And in any room of your house they will be quite appropriate and organic. So dare, and you will succeed! Good luck!