From Kombucha to Floral Vase

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10 Minutes

My husband has recently started the habit of drinking kombucha. Not my thang. But even though I don't benefit from the health perspective, I have a growing collection of 'buch bottles. I use them for a plethora of things, and one of my favorites is upcycling the beloved amber bottles to use as vases.

The amber bottles have an antique look and using them in a floral display, oh my stars😍

So if you happen to be a kombucha fan, dont toss the bottles, do this instead!

I used this brand of kombucha bottle. The bottle is amber and glass which means I can toss it into the dishwasher between uses. The label is plastic and peels of really easily. But we will get to that.

As I mentioned before, this particular brands label comes off with ease. If your label is paper and not plastic, I would suggest soaking the bottle in hot water for 30 minutes to loosen to paper. After soaking, it should scrape off easily.

Washing the bottle out is a must. Kombucha has a lot of vinegar and frankly I don't know how that would react with your flowers. Even if you're not using an old kombucha bottle, cleaning out the prior contents is preferred unless you like nasty floaties in your arrangements.

"But Lydia, the bottle label left that sticky residue gunk!"

I know, ain't it annoying friend? Thankfully there are easy remedies for glue stuck on glass. My favorite (because it works SO well) is lemon essential oil. Drop a few drops onto your bottle where the residue is and scrub a little with a damp cloth or your finger. It'll come right off!

Other options to clean off the glue residue are:

-nailpolish remover

-rubbing alcohol

-Goo gone

After the glue is gone, rinse your bottle one more time.

Fill the amber bottles with your favorite florals and display them for parties, holidays or just because.

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  • Kayla Lynn Kimble Kayla Lynn Kimble on Nov 29, 2021

    My husband LOVES kombucha - so I can totally empathize with you on that one! The bottles truly are great quality, especially the kind in your photos. They kind of give off this apothecary vibe due to their size and color, which I love! You literally took bottles that I frequently toss in the recycle bin and made them look like something from Pottery Barn! icon too cool! Have a wonderful Christmas season Ms. Lydia! 🙌