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U is for...Upcycled

Upcycled olive oil bottle

I can never throw away olive oil bottles, they simply look so elegant! This was one I particularly liked, so I decided to upcycle it into something for the dining table. I coloured the pasta by sealing it in a sandwich bag with food colour and a little vinegar, and shook it really well. When fully dry, it filled it up in layers. I would have preferred using hemp cord on the neck, but I haven't been able to find any here. So, I wrapped it in an old bead necklace! It doesn't look that bad, does it? I think it would make a nice handmade gift too.


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17 comments

MyLifeMyLove said...

I love the colour green; it would go very nicely on my dining room table! Great word for U. #alphabetphoto

Tarana said...

Thank you, the green came out well!

Katie @ Pick Any Two said...

Wow, this is an awesome and unexpected DIY project! I love it!

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

That's fab, the pasta took the colour really well. Do like a bit of up cycling :) #alphabetphoto

Merlinda Little said...

I always want one of these! What I want is some chilies of diff color in oil. This one looks so chic! Love the cap too =) #alphabetphoto

Little Steps said...

Same here. It's so difficult for me to throw away old bottles and jars, especially if they have an unusual shape. Love what you did with the pasta shells, so colourful! :) #alphabetphoto.

sustainablemum said...

That's brilliant!

Tarana said...

I'm only crafty when it's easy!

Tarana said...

Unexpected is the right word, Katie! I only do DIY when it's really easy, otherwise I'm happy doing kid crafts :)

Tarana said...

Thanks, yes, the colours did come out well!

Tarana said...

Thanks, maybe you could try making one too! It's pretty easy :)

Tarana said...

Thank you, I collect a lot of bottles!

Elizabeth said...

Fantastic! I'm a big fan of upcycling and I love this idea! :)

Tarana said...

Thank you, glad you liked it!

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Mike said...

Oh my gosh that is absolutely amazing and I love it, Tarana! I agree with you on olive oil bottles and this is so cool what you did it with it and that colored pasta. Maybe you could come over and help decorate my house? I hope all is well with you :)

Tarana said...

Glad you liked it, Mike! Hope you're well too :)

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