If I hadn’t seen these pictures and someone told me they were making a flower vase by gluing dried beans to a 2-liter bottle, I would never imagine it to be anywhere near this pretty.  And yet there it is, looking unexpectedly extraordinary!  Jeromina from Paper, Plate, and Plane needed an inexpensive vessel to hold the daylillies she clipped from her  yard;  if you follow her blog at all, you know that this crafty lady has quite a knack for making quirky vases in practically no budget!  Hmm… What else could you glue to a bottle to vary this effect?  [how to make a bean and recycled bottle vase]

Project estimate:

  • 2-liter soda bottle, on hand
  • Marker, on hand
  • Dried beans, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Craft knife, on hand

Total:  Free and up