So you are all probably wondering why I have a picture of maple syrup here. Well wonder no further! I don't have a lot of options here in France, trying to save money and all, so you can get pretty creative. I have to say, this was my mom's idea, she is the brains behind a lot of things I do! :)
So here in France we don't have regular syrup. Serious bummer, I know. Appreciate the little things, Americans!! We got it good over there! So this is our little French syrup bottle. Actual, thick maple syrup. (If you are wondering, it doesn't taste nearly as good) We (my mom and I) made it into a vase! Love it! And check out how easy it was:
First you make some cuts in it or even maybe tear it a little bit, or rub a bit off. This makes it look a little more worn, like vintage-y. Then you take a used teabag (I know, so resourceful!) and wet it enough to get some coloring on the paper. This will give it an older antique look too. (FYI - you can use teabags like this on similar projects, try and e-mail me what you come up with!)
Et Voila! Are you laughing at how easy that was??? So now, go do it! Take something you might have thrown out and turn it into something useful!
With a little Ikea flower in it. I could also cut the flower shorter and add some more for a little bouquet. What do ya think? Do you like it?
Have you turned 'trash' into something? Let me know, shoot me an e-mail with some pics and I can feature it!