This re-purpose was 100% inspired by Selma at Behind the Iron Gates. Right when I walked in the door I saw this beautiful piece she had made herself with a piece of old wood and a couple vintage bottles. From that point I went scouring around the store looking for some sort of old piece of wood. That’s when I found an old level, and decided I would make what Selma did, but with this level. What to call this project, I’m not too sure. There’s also over a hundred old bottles to choose from at Behind the Iron Gates.
Here’s how I re-purposed old items into a cool wall piece in literally less than 10 minutes:
- E6000 glue
- old bottles
- some kind of piece of wood (get creative)
- flowers for the vases
- Twine to hang
1. Glue the bottles
Simple as that, spread the glue on the edges that will touch the wood. Lay it in a flat place for a couple hours (just to completely insure it’s dry)
2. Add the flowers
I got these wheat and other dried flowers from the side of the road, not gunna lie. You can also use fresh flowers and change it out (but cleaning the vase might be tricky), or you can use fake flowers from a craft store.
2. Hang the piece
This was heavy enough to need a nail in the wall. Depending on what type of wood you find (maybe a piece of pallet wood?) you can attached twine to the back side and staple it, or this piece had an already built in hole which made it easy to hang.
Here’s the final project!