Perfume Bottle Bud Vase

Don't toss that empty perfume bottle!  With some gems & glue, upcycle it into a pretty bud vase that doubles as a decorative piece, too! At littlemisscelebration.comPerfume, parfum, cologne or any fabulous scent in a pretty glass bottle – eventually, that bottle is empty. What to do? I always put empty perfume bottles in dresser drawers until, literally, every last molecule of scent has been drawn out. Don’t toss that pretty glass bottle – upcycle it! This perfume bottle bud vase is super easy, full of sparkle and just right for holding a perfect bloom or two. When it’s not showcasing a flower, pop on the lid and it’s a lovely décor piece.

There are lots of bottles that are so beautiful all on their own and there gorgeous clear glass bottles. Don’t you hate to throw them away? I have tons of big vases but not any bud bases. This was perfect for a few of the coral pink mini Victory roses from the garden.

All we need are some rhinestones and Gem-Tac glue; the gluing process goes super-fast with some tweezers to hold the rhinestones. I love my Tweezer Bee craft tweezers and use them all the time!

First, we have to get rid of that spray nozzle in the perfume bottle! I used my empty Juicy Couture perfume bottle. I borrowed my hubby’s cordless drill with a ¼” drill bit and yes, he supervised! You might need a different sized bit depending on the size of your bottle. First, I pulled off the “cap” that covers the plastic spray mechanism. Very slowly, I drilled into the plastic until the spray released from the bottle. Continue drilling until you’ve opened up the plastic as much as possible. If the metal ring around the bottle becomes lose, it pops right back on. I did hit the metal a tiny bit with the drill, but with the flowers or the lid on the bottle, you don’t even notice!  I washed the inside of the bottle several times with vinegar and baking soda and rinsed it well.

Don't toss that empty perfume bottle!  With some gems & glue, upcycle it into a pretty bud vase that double as a decorative piece, too! At littlemisscelebration.com

Now we can bejewel and bedazzle the bottle! Using inspiration from the sky and sea, I used a blue palette of gems. Michael’s has boxes of acrylic gems by Bead Landing; each box has one color of gems in different hues of the same color and multiple sizes.

Don't toss that empty perfume bottle!  With some gems & glue, upcycle it into a pretty bud vase that double as a decorative piece, too! At littlemisscelebration.com

This is the fun part – create any pattern or shape you like! I started with a large, light blue gem in the center and used several different shades and sizes of blue gems to create a flower/star shape on the front and back of the bottle.

Don't toss that empty perfume bottle!  With some gems & glue, upcycle it into a pretty bud vase that double as a decorative piece, too! At littlemisscelebration.com

I added a similar, smaller shape on both of the bottle sides for 360 degree sparkle! A blue satin ribbon was wrapped about the neck of bottle cap so it looks pretty without flowers, too.

Don't toss that empty perfume bottle!  With some gems & glue, upcycle it into a pretty bud vase that doubles as a decorative piece, too! At littlemisscelebration.com

Wouldn’t these make dazzling little gifts for the girls in our lives? Use gems in their favorite colors! You could use sequins, beads, buttons – this project is only limited by your imagination!

Don't toss that empty perfume bottle!  With some gems & glue, upcycle it into a pretty bud vase that doubles as a decorative piece, too! At littlemisscelebration.com

There’s a stash of perfume bottles in one of my dresser drawers and once I get them jeweled up, I’ll have a nice collection of little gifts ready to go.

Don't toss that empty perfume bottle!  With some gems & glue, upcycle it into a pretty bud vase that doubles as a decorative piece, too! At littlemisscelebration.com

Have you made anything with your empty perfume bottles? I’d love you to share your ideas!

Thanks so much for visiting and hope your day sparkles!

Sharing at these parties!

Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family   Moonlight & Mason Jars at Five Heart Home   Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner   Freedom Friday’s with All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes   Creativity Unleashed Party at shaken together   Link Party Palooza at i heart naptime   Say G’Day Saturday at Natasha in Oz   Show Stopper Saturday at Will Cook for Smiles   DIY  Sunday Showcase at PinkWhen   Monday Funday at Uncommon Designs   Project Inspire{d} at Cupcakes and Crinoline   Treasure Box Tuesday at Yesterfood   Be Awesome Linky Party at Fynes Designs   The Weekend re-Treat Link Party at The Best Blog Recipes   Thank Goodness It’s Thursday at Jordan’s Onion   My Favorite Things Pinterest Party at My Turn for Us   Pretty Pintastic Party at An Alli Event   Serenity Saturday at Serenity You   Skip the Housework Link Party at Reasons to Skip the Housework   Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party at Titi Crafty

Signature

Comments

  1. So pretty, Cindy! I actually just used the last bit of one of my favorites this past week. Thanks for the inspiration!! Pinned!! xo

  2. JaneEllen says:

    I’ll be haunting thrift stores for perfume bottles. You always think up the most incredible wonderful reuse ideas. Think I’ll be looking at any small glass bottle in different ways now. Love this idea. I need to go to thrift store today don’t I? Your coral roses are so beautiful, that’s my favorite color of flower.
    That bud vase is so beautiful with the gems on it. Love that you can do anything on them just use imagination. You have a wonderful imagination Cindy.
    Phew does it feel good in house. So hot and muggy today. Usually not humid here but we’re into monsoon season, had heck of a storm last night and day before/at night also. Our back yard is weeds and more weeds and muddy under it. Our chickens are out wandering around in back yard, they love it as we’ve had lots of grasshoppers lately and tiny teeny frogs. They’ve been giving us at least one egg a day also since we’ve been letting them out to “play” in yard. Have to keep dog in front yard as he thinks they want to play when they run from him. He won’t hurt them, just wants to play. His feelings get very hurt when he’s banished to front yard .Happy week Cindy Hope your summer is great.

  3. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I LOVE the color of those jewels, Cindy! Such a great project! :) Pinning and stumbling!

  4. What a beautiful bottle Cindy! You scared me a bit when you pulled out the drill, but it looks amazing. :)

  5. What a cute idea, Cindy!

  6. Oh Cindy! Your pics are so pretty! Perfume bottles usually have such lovely shapes that I always feel badly throwing them away. I sometimes use them as bud vases but that’s about as creative as I’ve gotten. You done good!

    I stopped by last week and saw you were on vacation. Hope you had a great time!

    I’m dying for you to stop by and see the wedding pics and slide show! It was such a beautiful wedding! Hurry, hurry!! lol

  7. Very pretty!Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  8. Oh my gosh, this is so pretty Cindy! I love this idea to use a perfume bottle – so adorable! Pinning :)