Great Recycled Craft- Yarn Wrapped Bottles with Decoupage!

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Do you like to craft with recycled items?  I have huge collections of glass bottles in my storage because I never know what might come to mind.  And there is nothing better than free craft supplies!  These glass Snapple bottles got a whole new life with a bit of yarn and decoupage –  Yarn Wrapped Bottle Art!

yarn wrapped bottle art

A bright sunny project for a warm summer day.  Let’s brighten up the windowsill with some yarn wrapped bottles with a sunflower theme!  Want to know how?

yarn wrapped bottle art

 For this project I used:

3 Glass Snapple Bottles (cleaned)
Yarn in three colors
Decorative Napkins
Mod Podge (Matte)
White glue
Silk Flowers

yarn wrapped bottle art

Start at the bottom of the bottle, adding white glue and then wrapping it with yarn.  Add the glue to a section at a time and wrap the yarn as evenly as possible.

yarn wrapped bottle art

Keep wrapping and gluing the yarn until you get all the way to the top.

yarn wrapped bottle art

I used an off white yarn, bright green, and blue.  Allow the bottles to dry before the next step.

yarn wrapped bottle art

Select a pattern from some designer napkins.  I found these pretty sunflower ones at the grocery store.  Tear out what will fit nicely on your bottle.  It is important to tear rather than cut, as the design will blend better onto your bottle.  The napkin has several layers of paper.  Separate them and use only the top thin layer of paper.

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Paint the section of the bottle that will have the design on it with a good coating of Mod Podge, and then press the design onto it.  Coat both the design and the rest of the bottle with Mod Podge.

yarn wrapped bottle art

Here is the white bottle sitting to dry.  The yarn will soak up the Mod Podge, so drying time is about 5 hours.

yarn wrapped bottle art

I found that the lighter colored yarn had a neater effect, but they all came out pretty.  They give the effect that the sunflowers were actually hand painted onto the wrapped bottles.

yarn wrapped bottle art

The final touch was to add pretty ribbons to the tops of the jars and add some silk flowers.

yarn wrapped bottle art

I love the bright sunny look of my new window sill display!

yarn wrapped bottle art

And to think we started out with a Snapple bottle!

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  • Dee September 3, 2016, 2:04 am

    This is perfect for the bottles I’ve got stashed away. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  • Jamie September 2, 2016, 7:33 pm

    Those are adorable! I never knew you could Modge Podge over yarn, that’s cool! 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  • Sandra Garth September 1, 2016, 2:32 pm

    You’re so creative and thank you so much for the idea and I look forward to making use of all the bottles I’ve been hoarding!

  • Katy SkipTheBag August 31, 2016, 11:50 am

    These look great! I’ve seen yarn wrapped glass before, but I wouldn’t have thought to add the flowers. Posts like this are perfect for Waste Less Wednesday blog hop! http://www.skipthebag.com/2016/08/waste-less-wednesday-blog-hop-3.html Thanks!

  • Anonymous August 5, 2016, 9:44 am

    Very pretty, I’m always buying pretty napkins to decoupage. I make coasters out of the cheap tiles from Home Depot with napkins.

  • Janet Collins April 29, 2016, 8:58 pm

    This looks like even I could do it. I am going to give it a try.

  • Amanda July 4, 2015, 11:51 am

    So smart! I’m always wondering how I can reuse my glass bottles. Thanks for the tip!
    Thanks for linking up with us at the #homematterslink. We’re glad to have you.

  • Virginia July 1, 2015, 10:07 am

    I love this project! I’ve covered lots of jars and bottle with patterned napkins but never thought to cover them in yarn first. Great idea!

  • Cathy June 29, 2015, 8:25 am

    These turned out really cute. Love your creativeness and the use of napkins. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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