How to Make Bottle Garland

$1.00
15 Minutes
Easy

There are so many garland ideas around. I saw an idea for a bottle garland on Antique Farm House and decided to make one for myself. This is an inexpensive garland to make.
You will need to find or purchase a few small bottles. You can find them at garage sales, Goodwill or you may have them around your house.
Make sure that the bottle has a rim at the top so you can wrap the wire around the bottle. I made a twisted wire with 4 strands. You can read how to make your own twisted wire at this post. http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-to-make-twisted-wire-hangers.html
Small bottles with ridged tops work best. Next make your own twisted wire hangers.
Once I had the twisted wire made, I placed the three bottles in place and then wrapped the wire around each bottle.
After each bottle was wrapped, I added metal leaves and fresh plumbago flowers.
My bottles were small so a light wire was adequate. If you use a larger bottle, you may need to use a heavier wire. Also, remember that the bottles will be heavier when you fill the with water. I used only three bottles, but you could use more.
In this picture, I added some bougainvillea. Add whatever flowers are in season or you can add artificial flowers if you want.
This is an easy and cheap garland to make. Mine cost about a $1. Try one for yourself.

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  • Ruth76114
    on Feb 15, 2016

    One could cover a window by hanging garlands one above another!

    • Eclectic Red Barn
      on Feb 15, 2016

      @Ruth76114 That would be a great idea. I wish I had a window in my kitchen to do that. Maybe I can do it somewhere else.

  • Jan Tillotson
    on Feb 15, 2016

    Love this idea!! Gonna give it a go!! Thanks Ladies!!

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