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How to make a vase out of used shampoo bottle?/ Kako napraviti vazu od prazne boce šampona?

 First, I'll just say thank you for your sweet comments. As promised there will be some DIY post. This first one is not really related with fashion, but with decorating. I think it is pretty neat and environmentally friendly.  I've been obsessed with recycling from as along as I remember. I hate when things go to waste and I love a good challenge...and that is all you really need if you want to connect art and recycling.

For this  DIY project you will need: 
1. an empty shampoo bottle
2. acrylic paint (in this case you only need the brown one)
3. a bit of paper and paper towel
4. some kind of cereal (I have used barley but you can use rice or whatever)
5. a bit of nail-polish to add a finishing touch
6.  a bit of something (anything decorative or shiny might do the trick) to tie a bow.

The procedure: 

- First paint the bottle with thick layers of paint and immediately apply a bit of  paper towel to get a nice texture. After it is dried apply another layer. I have also cut a bit of paper in straight lines so I would get additional texture.

- Apply another layer of paint when the paint is still wet apply the barely on it making  sure it sticks in the process.

- Finish everything with a bit of nail-polish preferably in a shade that goes well with brown. You would do well to put some nail-polish on the top because that is the only place where the pain could come in contact with water and potentially dissolve in it.

- Tie a bow around the top (and if you want to be environmentally conscious use the recycled material like I did- in my case something that I have saved from an old bouquet of flowers)

*Alternatively you can use the glue, but I have found that using the paint as a glue is much neater and simple.
*Applying things like cereal and stuff will add some weight to the bottle besides being of decorating value. I remember I have once glued tiny stones to make one vase and it came out great ( but it took forever to do it.) Another solution to making a plastic bottle heavy enough to serve as a vase is adding stones or sand inside.

Hvala svima na komentarima i kako sam obećala slijede "uradi sam" projekti. Ovaj prvi nije povezan sa  modom već s uređivanjem doma. Koliko sam sjećam, uvijek sam bila opsjednuta recikliranjem. Mrzim kada nešto propada i volim izazove...i to je sve što vam treba ako želite povezati umjetnost i recikliranje. 

Za ovaj projekt izrade vaze trebati će vam:
1. prazna boca od šampona
2. akrilne boje ( bolje reći boja jer vam treba samo smeđa)
3. malo papira i papirnog ručnika
4. neka vrsta žitarice ( koristila sam ječam ( dal. orzo, herc. gešlo), ali možete koristi rižu ili bilo šta drugo)
5. malo nečega za zavezati vrpcu (mašnu) oko otvora vaze. 

Slijed radnje: 

- prvo nanesite debeli sloj boje na bocu i na njega stavite komadiće papirnatog ručnika kako biste dobili lijepu teksturu. Kad se osuši nanesite još jedan sloj i dodajte male izrazene linije papira kako bi tekstura bila još raznovrsnija.

- Nanesite još jedan sloj boje i zatim dodajte ječam ili neku drugu žitaricu i uvjerite se da se zaljepilo (možda ćete morati dobro pritisnuti)

- Kad se osuši sve, dodajte malo laka za nokte (ne morate ga dodati svugdje, samo malo po sredini) po mogućnosti u nekakvoj nijansi koja se lijepo slaže sa smeđom (ili koju god ste boju izabrali). Stavite malo laka na sami vrh, to jest otvor, jer bi tu u kontaktu sa vodom, moglo doći do rastapanja vode.

- Napravite lijepu vrpcu (mašnu) oko vrha boce po mogućnosti od nekakvog recikliranog materijala (ja sam koristila materijal sa nekog starog buketa).

* kao alternativu, možete koristi i ljepilo da biste zalijepili žitaricu, ali meni je nekako jednostavnije i lakše samo koristiti se bojom kao lijepilom.
* osim dekorativne vrijednosti dodavanje ukrasa na vazu učiniti će je težom (plastika je većinom lagana pa da bi vaza bila uspješna treba je učiniti težom, možete i unutar nje staviti kamenje ili pijesak). Ja se sjećam da sam jednom zalijepila puno sitnih kamenčića na času od jogurta kako bi napravila malu vazu i ispalo je odlično (ali je izrada trajala sto godina).


  1. Moram priznat da sam bila skeptična na početku,ali je ispalo tako umjetnčki :)

  2. Sei davvero molto creativa Ivana!

  3. You're a genius! <3 My dear, full of surprises.. beautiful surprises! With love a big kiss!! <3 p.s. can I write you an e-mail? :)

  4. It is all a matter of criativity :)

  5. woow dear this is so cool!!love it♥
    and love you so so much♥♥♥

  6. Wooow, you did a really great job.

  7. OMGGGGGG! Amazing job!

    Great giveaway on my blog:

  8. To se zove biti kreativan... ne bi nikada rekla da ce tako dobro ispasti, izgleda genijalno :-)

  9. You are talented ! It is an amazing idea ! :)

  10. Ja stvarno obožavam tvoje ideje! :)

  11. wow, well done) such a great idea to recycle rubbish:) Lovely snapshots as well! I would never guess that this vase used to be a bottle from shampoo.
    Have a fabulous time!


  12. You have great ideas! So unique and pretty, xoxo.


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