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Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottles & Valentine’s Mantel

February 10, 2014
Yarn wrapped glass bottles | View From The Fridge

This winter has been long … and cold … and snowy … and COLD (did I mention, cold?) …

In an attempt to bring some spring to our house (at least to the inside of our house), I bought myself a bouquet of my favorite flowers … pink tulips.  Once I got ’em home, I decided they would look great on our Valentine’s Mantel, and set off in search of a vase.  The two empty soda bottles sitting on our counter waiting to go out to the recycling bin seemed just right.  After a bit of yarn, they became the perfect addition to our pink and mint mantel.

Here are the soda bottles-turned vases:

Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottles  |  View From The Fridge


Better than throwing them in the {overflowing} recycling bin, right?  All you need are the bottles, yarn, and double sided tape.

The steps to make these are pretty easy (and self explanatory), but here’s the picture run down:

Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottles  |  View From The Fridge


    1. Glass bottles before
    2. Two colors of yarn
    3. Apply double sided tape around the bottom, and a couple strips up the sides of the bottle.
    4. Begin wrapping the first color of yarn around the bottom.  Hold the yarn in place while you start wrapping.  Once you’ve wrapped it a couple times around, you shouldn’t need to hold it in place anymore.
    5. When you want to start the second color, simply cut the yarn and tape the end down.  Tape the start of the next color down, then begin wrapping around bottle (cover tape by wrapping yarn over it).
    6. Complete!

Now for the mantel …

Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottles  |  View From The Fridge

Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottles  |  View From The Fridge

Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottles  |  View From The Fridge

Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottles  |  View From The Fridge

I’m happy to say that our Anthropologie Inspired wreath that I made for Christmas is still hanging!  I added a couple of these pink and mint yarn poms, and now it’s a Valentine’s/Spring/Easter(???) wreath.

Yarn Poms  |  View From The Fridge

Yarn Poms for wreath

And did you notice that lovely framed LOVE printable on the mantel?  Sonnet, over at Soho Sonnet Creative Living, has the best FREE printables! Click here to get yours!

Hope your Monday is off to a good start!  Hope this brings a little spring to wherever you are!

Yarn wrapped glass bottles  |  View From The Fridge



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  • Reply Angela (Life in Velvet) February 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Just precious! I LOVE these! Love your mantel too!!
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  • Reply Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home February 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

    These jars are so cute! I love the gold dipped vases, also…did you paint them? ~Lisa
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  • Reply Sonnet @ SohoSonnet Creative Living February 10, 2014 at 10:46 am

    These are AMAZING! Such a great idea yet so easy and simple to make. Your Valentine mantel is adorable and I’m so excited you used one of my printables! Yay!
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  • Reply Amy W February 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

    These are lovely! I love the colors you choose for your yarn, too. Please stop by and share at our link party!!
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  • Reply Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney February 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Katie you do such a great job setting up your mantel. I love the yarn wrapped jars you did, they look pretty cool. See you can make anything look good. Who would have think some old glass soda bottles could have turned into these great Valentine vases. And don’t get me started on your wreath make over. I think you need to start submitting that to link parties.
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  • Reply Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline February 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I love your bottles, Katie, and your entire mantel! ~ You started me on a pinning frenzy with this post. Thanks so MUCH for sharing at this week’s Project Inspire{d} ~ have a wonderful week.

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  • Reply Goldi February 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    The bottles turned out so sweet! They would be a great craft for my nieces!
    I also love the picture of the bottles over the gray and white pattern! Is that a back drop or some photo genius thing!?

    • Reply Katie February 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      That background is my ‘attempt’ at a photography background. It is actually wrapping paper from Spoonflower. I bought it for entirely different reasons, but it’s coming in handy as a neutral background. Thanks for noticing!! Have a great week!
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  • Reply Megan @ Two Live Colorfully February 10, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    These turned out so cute! I love the color combo too! Awesome project. 😀
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  • Reply Anne February 11, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I really love all of your yarn and pompom decor. It is so bright, fun and whimsical!
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  • Reply Jennie Larsen February 11, 2014 at 10:47 am

    So cute, and simple. I love it.

  • Reply Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body February 11, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Katie–you are on fire! So, so many great ideas from you all the time! Love these! Have a great Valentine’s Day :)
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    • Reply Katie February 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Ha, Tasha! Your comment made me laugh. Congrats on hosting Whimsy Weds! I love that party and all the hosts! Hope your Valentine’s Day is great, too! Fun to see your hubby’s premier on your blog today :)
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  • Reply Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried February 12, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Love the colors!
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  • Reply Dija February 13, 2014 at 8:39 am

    What a great idea! I have soo much extra yarn hanging around. Now I have some ideas for what to do with it! love the colors as well! I can’t wait to browse around your blog. I found you from 52 mantels’ link up!
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    • Reply Katie February 13, 2014 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks, Dija! It was a random thought one afternoon, but I love how they turned out (and I especially love the flowers I bought myself). Glad you stopped by and left a note!! Hope you’re having a great week!

  • Reply Ritchil Shafer (Cheng and 3 Kids) February 13, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    These bottles look very pretty! I love the colors you used!
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  • Reply Helen G. February 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Love the vase and those pom pom wreath! Very cute idea :)
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  • Reply Cathy February 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

    This is just ADORABLE! What a great way to easily unite 2+ colors. I love it, and it caught my eye at the party–I had to stop by!

    I would love it if you stopped by our Facebook page, and said “hello!”

    Your fan,
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    • Reply Katie February 17, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks, Cathy! Have a great week!

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    So charming! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}, I featured you this week! xo
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    Love the colors you used for these. They’re super cute!

    • Reply Katie April 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks, Kimberly!

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    What a great project! I love colors you chose. Great post!

    • Reply Katie January 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Thanks, Aimee! Not sure I’m quite ready for Valentine’s Day just yet, though! Just enjoying the clutter free house right now!

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