Poinsettias From Water Bottles
Christmas time spurs a crazy flurry of projects, for almost everyone. If you’re not bustling around, putting up decorations…then you’re crafting or baking or shopping. This year…I’ve done NONE of those. I really haven’t had the energy. Plus…and I’m not sure I’ve told y’all this…but I’m fixing to go CRAZY with home projects…I HOPE. I’ve made a decision. I’m going to finish my house…and put it on the market….but that’s for another day. It’s just hard to get excited about decorating for Christmas…when you know you have so many other things to do.
I’ve joined up with several other bloggers…for a Christmas Craft showcase. How fun is that?
I had started on several projects…and couldn’t really decide what to use….these are what came to my mind. Y’all know how much I love to recycle. What better way to reuse all those old water bottles? I have another project…that I want to play with a bit…and refine before I share.
I really had plans…to make several of these…and put them on a wreath….but here’s my lame excuse. I only finished one red and one white one, before our weather turned to an arctic blast…and well…I kinda value my lungs…so I prefer NOT spray painting in the house. So I didn’t get the wreath done. BUT…I can still show you how to make these bad boys…and you can decide if you want to risk your health making them…or maybe, you just are lucky enough to have fabulous weather…and can get outside!
Each poinsettia takes three water bottles. I know there is probably a more efficient way to use these…I just prefer using the bottoms of the bottles. If you want to be more conservetive….you could glue the petals in individually and get more of them from one bottle.
Cut two of the bottles just over halfway up from the bottom. One just under half. Now cut them in a cross pattern…and shape the leaves.
So..basically you will have three graduating petals once you cut them and shape them.
Decide what color you want your flower and paint the two larger leaves that color. I used a paint that is made for bonding to plastic.
and the small one green.
I like to place the leaves…with the points down…and the red ones with the points up. Just a dab of hot glue between each layer and something for embellishment…and Bob’s your uncle!
These would look cute on Christmas packages too! How about some of my handmade Christmas wrapping?
I love using JUNK! :D Oh…If you like recycled crafts…check out my little paper towel roll ornaments…I’m showing the readers over at LCI how to make those today!
Be sure and visit all the other projects! We’ve got an amazing group of gals in the tour!
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