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DIY Cluster Vase

Soy Sauce + Inspiration = Simple DIY Cluster Vase

My mom has this really adorable vase that I’ve always wanted to try to recreate, but never got around to.

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I’ve been saving up soy sauce bottles from a recipe that Ian and I love, and I finally got my 4th empty bottle this week. I know, I know, it sounds like a lot of soy sauce, but the recipe is to die for.

And so this weekend I finally got around to making the vase, it’s so simple it’s almost kind of embarrassing, but not too embarrassing to share…

1. All you need for this project is floral wire, empty (clean!) bottles, and some hot glue.

2. Begin by placing a squiggly, straight line of hot glue down the side of one bottle, then quickly stick it to another bottle. Continue until all 4 bottles are glued to one another.

> > Hot glue dries pretty quick, so it’s best to do this part of the project as fast as you can < <

3. Once you have them all stuck together, it should look something like this.

4. Start wrapping your floral wire around the bottles and continue until you are satisfied with the amount of wire you have. Snip the wire when you’re done and then tuck the remaining piece behind the others to hide it.

5. Fill with water, insert your favorite buds, and instantly you’ve made your kitchen shelf that much brighter!

…I told you it was easy!

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  1. Such an easy and super cute idea!

    June 11, 2012
  2. Great idea…now you have me curious about the recipe. And I love you blog – great colours, layout, feel!

    http://dyefeltsool.com/

    June 18, 2012
    • It’s coming shortly…but it involves seared ahi and noodles!

      June 19, 2012
  3. I love this idea. SO clever!

    June 18, 2012
  4. SO much fun — love these! Much more creative than just a simple vase with a simple flower…

    June 18, 2012
  5. lovely idea!

    June 18, 2012
  6. Cool idea…very pretty!

    Cheers,
    Courtney Hosny

    http://www.oneweektocrazy.com

    June 18, 2012
  7. love the sense of rustic shabby chic will look great in the kitchen cannot wait to try this.

    June 18, 2012
  8. What a clever idea!! I mean, I am SO not a crafty person, but I think this is something that even I can do!

    Maybe…

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! :)

    June 18, 2012
  9. Nice one! What about the recipe to die for? :)

    June 18, 2012
    • It involves seared ahi and noodles, and I promise it’s coming soon!

      June 19, 2012
      • Looking forward to it! I used to live in Hawaii where ahi tuna is a local specialty. Would love to try your recipe! :)

        June 26, 2012
  10. Wow! How can such a simple idea look so pretty!?! Loving the photography too!

    June 18, 2012
    • Thank you, I know it’s hard to believe but I actually took all of those photos with my iPad and then gave them a little more life in Photoshop!

      June 19, 2012
  11. I may have to do this for my wife as a gift, it’s such a wonderful idea. Of course, she’ll probably read this first…ha ha ha. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!! Thanks for sharing such a great, cool and simple idea!!

    June 18, 2012
    • Hey, even if she does see it before you make it, she’ll be so excited about a homemade gift from her hubby! :)

      June 19, 2012
  12. Perfect easy idea… thank you for sharing! :)

    June 18, 2012
  13. Gorgeous! We love it! :)

    June 18, 2012
  14. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

    June 18, 2012
    • Isn’t that the truth! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      June 19, 2012
  15. Cool idea, and congrats on being freshly pressed.

    June 18, 2012
  16. Pickapeppa hot sauce is the key ingredient in a secret family recipe, and I always save the bottles. Usually they become philodendron gifts for students, but now I’ll consider bundles for larger gifts. Thanks!

    June 18, 2012
  17. Very cute!

    June 18, 2012
  18. forsarap #

    love it!

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    June 18, 2012
  19. excuse #

    Reblogged this on emahwaa and commented:
    Cute Idea for the home.

    June 18, 2012
  20. Thank god for those original enough to come up with all the best dyi ideas, so I can shamelessly pilfer them and have my apartment be the toast of the town!

    June 18, 2012
    • Haha, that literally made me laugh out loud! I don’t know that I can call this “original” since I copied one I’d seen, but I did have fun coming up with my own way of doing it!

      June 19, 2012
  21. very awesome!!

    June 18, 2012
  22. Wonderful idea! So simple but they look just gorgeous! Very inspiring

    June 18, 2012
  23. This would be fun with colored wire too!

    June 18, 2012
    • You’re right! I think I probably used a little thicker wire as well so that I wouldn’t have to wrap it quite so many times. Oh well! There’s always next time :)

      June 19, 2012
  24. Alyssa #

    Looks gorgeous! Such interesting idea; at home we used to just put empty bottles right through the trash can.

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    June 18, 2012
  25. Wonderful idea!!
    Love your blog. Please keep sharing such a nice stuff in future too……

    June 19, 2012
  26. Great idea! Very original and interesting way to make flowers look even more beautiful!

    June 19, 2012
  27. Charming idea and very practical. I love the whole look and feel of the blog too!

    June 19, 2012
  28. Clever. Nice homemade touch.

    June 19, 2012
  29. Sweet. I love DIY project. Thank you for the tip.

    June 19, 2012
  30. So Simple and great idea! Thanks for sharing

    June 19, 2012
  31. We liked it so much that we now have one in the store using an assortment of jam jars. Thanks for sharing this simple but effective idea.

    June 19, 2012
    • I was actually thinking last night of all the possibilities for this project, and mason jars was one of them! I’d love to see your version!

      June 19, 2012
  32. This is beautiful. Please check out my blg as well! :)

    June 19, 2012

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