Friday, November 19, 2010

Shampoo Bottle Wreath Tutorial

As crazy as it may sounds that's what it is - My Shampoo Bottle wreath.
For a long time I've had my collection of empty shampoo bottles.

The colors were so pretty that I didn't want them to go to my recycling bin. I was desperately looking for an idea on how to use a shampoo bottle in any craft project but wasn't successful, and then I saw this beautiful wreath from Williams-Sonoma....

Bay Leaf Wreath

I simply fell in love with the shapes of bay leaves and then I've got an idea.... I still don't understand how my brain connected shampoo bottles and bay leaves but it did... I've decided to slice my shampoo bottles and cut out "bay leaves" and since my bottles had "autumn" colors I thought it should work for Thanksgiving Decor. Why not?

First I cut off the top of the bottle

Then I cut along this red line and around the bottom to open up the main body part.

When it's all open - it is super easy to cut out "the leaves"
That's how they look like!

Then I've decided to use the tops of the bottles.....

You'll need to help flower "petals" to open up by pushing them against their natural curve.

Note. Since I am having a lack of storage most of my items have to be flat in order to fit into my garage cabinets, that's why my wreath is going to be flat as well.

I've cut out two cardboard circles and glued them together.

(As you can see, I am using old cardboard box)
Then, I wrapped an old plastic tablecloth (leftover from my Halloween decor) around

and your base is ready!

Now that you've got all components - get your hot glue gun ready, and let's rock-n-roll!

Start with flowers first, I've decided to cut off the spout to make my flowers sit closer to the base of the wreath and hide connection points.

This is my half way in the making and it took only 5 minutes to get here:)

5 minutes later, I've got it all done

Few finishing touches, like pom pom hearts of the flowers

and a piece of ribbon and we are done.

Reduce, reuse, recycle! works all the time!

This wreath is my way of saying "Thank You!" to our Mother Earth.

Be thankful and have a great day!

I am sharing this project on the following link parties


  1. Wow! I love it! Shampoo bottles?!? I never thought of them as a craft tool. I will be looking at things in a whole new light now. Ha! Thank you so much for joining my link party! I hope you can join my giveaway as well!

  2. Holy Cow! How cool is this! I would have never thought to do something like this, I absolutely love it. :)

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  4. Thanks Alix and Meg for stopping by and your lovely and fun comments.