Quick & Easy Spring Upcycle: Altered Starbucks Bottle Vases

Tammy Tutterow Design Team: Altered Startbucks Bottle Vases

Hello, Friends!  Do you like to upcycle?  I think it’s one of my favorite things to do.  Transforming an object that would normally end up in the recycle bin into a pretty piece of art or home decor is soul satisfying and very wallet friendly.  Today’s project is a very quick and easy spring upcycle that I think you will want to give a try.  These altered Starbucks bottle vases have a great vintage vibe, come together quickly and are the perfect way to add some springtime color to your home.

Crafting with felt is a hot trend right now. Making felt flowers with Tammy Tutterow’s flower dies is kind of addictive!

After painting these little bottles with chalk paint, I decoupaged a vintage style image onto each bottle front.  Then I just added some ribbon, die cut felt leaves and shabby chic felt flowers  in soft spring colors.  My husband picked the daffodils from our back yard.  Can you believe daffodils are blooming already?

Pale Yellow Shabby Posies

I painted this bottle with DecoArt  “Everlasting” Americana Chalky Finish for Glass paint.  It took two coats to get really good coverage.  When the paint was dry, I decoupaged this sweet vintage image onto the bottle front.  Because the bottle is slightly rounded, I crumpled the image up before adding the decoupage medium.  I like the little wrinkles this left in the paper, and it also helped it to fit the shape of the bottle better.

After letting a 2nd coat of medium dry, I tied pretty yellow gingham ribbon around the bottle neck.  This yellow felt flower is cut using the 3 smallest layers of Tammy’s Shabby Posies die.  I filled the center of the posy with a pretty vintage button from my stash and glued it onto the ribbon cluster. The leaves on all 3 bottle vases are cut from the Pom Pom Posies die.

Periwinkle Blue Pom Pom Posies

Tammy’s Pom Pom Posies cut from periwinkle blue felt look great on this bottle that was painted with Deco Art “Vintage” Chalky Finish Paint for Glass.  Silver and white stamens fill the center of this soft and sweet pom pom posie.  I chose crisp white satin ribbon with a stitched center for this bottle vase.

Pinked Posies in Hot Pink

This might be my favorite bottle vase of the three.  I just love the way these Pinked Posies pick up on the hot pink tulip in the vintage image.  And, I super love the pink and purple gingham ribbon.  The bottle is painted with “Innocence” Chalky Finish Paint.  The vintage button center is one that my mom salvaged from an old dress,

Can you see how the Pom Pom Posie die embossed the veins into the felt leaf?  I think that is so cool!  To add a little extra texture to the top layer of my pinked posie, I fringed the petals by snipping them with scissors.  I like the way it turned out.

Use any kind of glass bottle with a pretty shape to make these vases.  I think these will look really sweet on our table this Easter.  I hope you’ll give these altered Starbucks Bottle Vases a try!

Thanks for stopping by!



10 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Spring Upcycle: Altered Starbucks Bottle Vases

  1. Cathie C.

    Oh, Kathy, these flowers are beautiful! I love how you upcycled the bottles and used these beauties on each of them. So clever and so fun for spring. Love them all!

    Cathie ♥

  2. Orla Carey

    Hi Kathy – these are beyond gorgeous. I need to make them (fairly speedily) for an event. Would you mind to let me know if there’s a particular source for the images (or maybe they’re random) and if they’re printed on just regular printer paper. These are soooooo pretty. My crafty friends are going to love them. Assume Mod Podge could work also. Hope you don’t mind the questions. Thanks so much …..Orla

  3. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, these are just beautiful! I love the chalky paint on the bottle and your images are just perfect for spring and allow the flowers to be the star of the show, as they should be. Lovely felt flowers, each so different and of course, they are set off beautifully with your amazing bows! Sending sunshine and hugs! (You’ve added so much sunshine to my day!)

  4. April

    Kathy thanks for the super cute idea. We are going to make these at a crop as a make and take. They just bring a smile to your face. 40 plus women :-0 I’ll let you know how it goes!!
    Thanks again

  5. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, super spring, and such an excellent gift for Easter filled with chocolate eggs, thank you for the inspiration. These are gorgeous. you are such a talented lady……Hugs

  6. Helen

    Kathy, these bottles are delightful! Great idea for Spring/Easter gifts to family and friends. Thanks for sharing these.

  7. Corrine Ann

    Ah, sweet, sweet spring! I love this project. Here in Northern Illinois, we will have to wait a bit. We did get a covering of snow on Saturday, but it is all gone now. Have a happy Day!

  8. Sue LD

    Very pretty. I happen to have an empty bottle and was wondering what to do with it–thanks for this idea.

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