This vase is very easy to make and can help you find a use for that one orphaned plate you have. This project is also easily scalable. You can use a 12″ dinner plate and lots of bottles or a teacup saucer and single bottle.
For the vase pictured above, I gathered the following supplies:
- 4-5 glass alcohol nip bottles, emptied.
- dish detergent
- shallow pan
- ceramic plate
- 1 package of clear, quick-set, water-resistant epoxy
- Once the bottles have been emptied and washed out, you will need to soak the labels off. Fill a shallow pan with hot water and a tablespoon of dish detergent. Let soak for 3-4 hours. Drain the pan, rinse the bottles, scrape away any remaining labels and dry throughly. Wash and dry the ceramic plate.
- Prepare the epoxy according to manufacturer instructions. Squeeze a quarter sized blob of epoxy on the bottom of the first glass bottle, making sure it is spread evenly across the bottom. turn the bottle over and gently push it into place on the ceramic plate. be careful, if you push too hard the epoxy could ooze out the bottom.
- Repeat step 2 for the remaining bottles. Let the finished vase sit 5-10 minutes, allowing the epoxy to set.
- Fill the bottles with water and flowers…voilà!