DIY Recycled Vase Craft

April 11, 2016 19 By EngineerMommy

Many of you already know that I love repurposing & reusing things around the home. Today, I’m so excited to share with you all the tutorial for making some really cute Spring-themed vases using Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Baby Shampoo bottles. Using some spray paint & ribbon, I was able to transform them into really cute vases for the home. I’ll also be sharing some details about the the Care To Recycle® program and how it’s encouraging families to recycle more in the bathroom.

Here’s a sneak peek at the craft I made!

DIY Recycled Vase Craft

DIY Recycled Vase Craft

DIY Recycled Vase Craft

Many of us already do plenty of recycling in the kitchen. However, did you know that many products from the bathroom can also be recycled?! I sure didn’t! In fact, about one-third of regular recyclers admit that they never realized there are so items that can be recycled in the bathroom. The Care To Recycle® program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. is a creative initiative to encourage families to recycle personal care products from the bathroom. Rather than having all these materials enter the landfills, we can recycle so many products (from shampoo to mouthwash bottles to bandage boxes) in the bathroom. So be sure to put a recycling bin your bathroom to make recycling easier.

As parents, we need to teach our kids the importance and principles of recycling so that they can continue the tradition as they become adolescents and adults. In fact, recycling can be a fun family activity that benefits the household and the planet. By making it into a game and keeping it fun, kids will want to actively participate in recycling! For more tips on recycling in the bathroom, as well as guidelines on which products can be recycled, please be sure to visit this link here!

Now, let me tell you all how easily I recycled my Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Baby Shampoo Bottles into cute Spring-themed vases!

Supplies:
3 Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Baby Shampoo Bottles
spray paint in light pastel colors (I used pink, blue and yellow)
burlap ribbon
citrus-based adhesive remover
hot glue & glue gun

DIY Recycled Vase Craft

DIY Recycled Vase Craft

Directions:
1. Start by emptying your bottles and rinsing them with water.

DIY Recycled Vase Craft

DIY Recycled Vase Craft


2. Next, remove the labels by peeling them off. You can remove the label residue by using a citrus-based adhesive remover.
DIY Recycled Vase Craft

DIY Recycled Vase Craft


3. Spray paint the bottles different pastel colors. I chose blue, yellow & pink.
DIY Recycled Vase Craft

DIY Recycled Vase Craft


4. Finally, I added a strip of burlap ribbon around the mid-point of the bottles. This is just to create some uniformity among the bottles and give them a more finished look.
DIY Recycled Vase Craft

DIY Recycled Vase Craft


5. Adding some water inside the bottles and a few green clippings from my backyard completes this project!
DIY Recycled Vase Craft

DIY Recycled Vase Craft


How easy was that?! I really love the way this project came together. Rather than throwing away these bottles after using them, I was able to recycle them into something beautiful & functional for my home! And this shows my kids that once we are done using something, we don’t have to throw it away. We might be able to re-purpose it as something else!

Now, learn more about the importance of recycling personal care products in your bathroom and tell me: Do you like to re-purpose things around your home? Have you ever made something from a Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. product bottle?

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