{Get the Look} – Bud Vase Garland

Sweet and Petite are two perfect words
to describe today’s “Get the Look” project.
Quick and cheap would be two other fitting words, also.

The inspiration for it came from 2 sets of bud vase garlands

available from Terrain for $22 & 24 each.
Vertical Vases Garland
While their matching, clear glass bottles are very pretty,
I prefer my mismatched, antique, chipped a little, bottles.
I don’t pay more than $2, at the most, for antique bottles,
so I knew I could make it for less than buying theirs.
Bud Vase Garland
For my version, I just gathered up the smallest bottles
I had and wrapped some thin wire around the necks.

I wrapped the ends of my wires into curly Q’s…
just because it’s a pretty way to keep extra wire
you might need if you have a wider space to hang them from.
I think you could hang these just about anywhere for
any season – small flowers in the spring and summer,
dried florals in the fall and
sprigs of berries & evergreen in the winter.
They would add a simple, yet striking touch at a wedding as well.

Today was such a gorgeous day, and
I spent several hours taking photos outdoors.
I was trying to shoot really nice photos
and was attempting to get creative with some
of the angles, etc.  It wasn’t until I reviewed my photos
that I saw this…

Good thing that wasn’t the only close-up shot I took.

I guess that’s what I get for trying to be
“photographerish” (pretty sure that isn’t a real word),
instead of just shooting straight to begin with.
I’m pretty sure “real” photographers
shoot their photos in spaces a little more impressive than this.

But, sometimes you just have to work with what you have,
and I have an old building, with a cool, rusty, metal wall,
and lots of junk.  It just means I almost always shoot close-up,
so all you see is my cool, rusty, old, metal wall,
and not the rest of my junk on a daily basis.


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  1. Love your bottle hanger and don’t mind your junk one bit, it has to go somewhere, 🙂

  2. Hi Angie. I love your blog! We are new to the “vintage/thrifty” blogging world so I’ve been checking out everyones blogs and I’m having a blast. Would love for you to check us out and join our blog. I love seeing what items other poeple get to repourpose.

  3. This is such a cute idea, and I have a bunch of little bottles just waiting to be strung up like this! I agree with you, mismatched is better.

  4. You are SO photographerish! I love your pics….they are getting better and better. Your antique bottles are positively, hands down, DREAMY♥

  5. LOVE it 🙂 Laurel

  6. Yours is way better Angie, than the inspiration garlands. the different sizes and bottles really makes it wonderful and unique!! (You know you can go to PicMonkey and “clone” out that birdie doo.) te he!

  7. This is so cute! Hmmm…I have some tiny old bottles too…

  8. very cute, angie! love the bkgd wall, too:)

  9. Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage says

    I love your take on the bottle garland, Angie. I actually prefer your mismatched colored bottles to the clear matchy ones. And many of us have things in our photos that are best left hidden. lol

    Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday again this week. I love seeing your creativity shared at the party.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  10. I love the bottles on the wire . I want to copy that for my wood fence around my patio, only thing I need some cute blue bottles

  11. Love your miss matched bottles!! even your only human space!!

  12. Things have been crazy here, but I FINALLY added your button to the blog buttons I use at the end of my posts, so I can join your party next week. I just cut and paste the whole thing, so I don’t have to add each one every week. I’ll be ready on Tues.

  13. This is too cute!! I love this and think I’ll give it a try.
    Mary Alice

  14. I love those–what a great idea!

  15. I love the bottle/ vase garland. Clever!

  16. I love this! I might have to try it too. Almost everybody does that “closeup” thing. We all have the junk piles.

  17. Gorgeous! I’m sooo doing this…thanks for sharing and I love your style 🙂
    Cas x

  18. Love your bottles angie! thanks for keeping it real! 🙂 I stage all my stuff on my rustic privacy fence… it’s great to have a regular spot for staging.


  19. OMG… are you SERIOUS?!?!? I love it!


  20. This is very cute. I think it is such a great idea for a summer party.

  21. Your garland is MUCH better than the original. It is so whimsical! I would love it if you linked this up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now.
    See you soon!

  22. This is such a great way to use tiny bottles! I have been picking them up here and there at yard sales simply because I am drawn to old bottles. Now I have a project! Yay! I think my kitchen window will look much better with a bottle garland.

  23. I have the store bought version – just took it off my mantle. It was too hard to keep up with fresh flowers. I like yours better because the bottles are different sizes. I think I will try hanging them down. I was actually thinking about doing some red, white & blue flags in them for Memorial Day.

  24. I love this! Visiting from Cowgirl Up and now your newest follower! Love your style!

  25. Too cool, really a great idea for a patio space I have that needs something against the wall. Now I just need some more great bottles. Thanks. Came today via Ivy & Elephants.

  26. I LOVE this garland. I have some jars that I’ve been trying to decide what to do with…I think I’ll save a few more jars and make a garland. I’m so glad you shared this at Show & Tell.

  27. How clever and creative you are. I would have never in my wildest dreams thought of that. Great idea and looks so nice.

  28. Love your garland, so charming! Thanks for making me laugh re photo styling – I bet it would be fun to hear all the back stories.

    Happy VTT!

  29. Great project. Love it. I might try this with some old mason jars.

  30. These are too cute!

  31. Creative, Angie! That’s what you are when you work with what you have! lol! Love this adorable garland! So sweet and summery! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  32. I think I like yours better because they are old and mix-match. I like close up shots too. My scenery in the background can be a bit unimpressive:) Thanks so much for coming by and linking up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  33. Adorable idea. I have some matching bottles I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with. Add a couple mismatched bottles to the mix, and I’ve got it made! Oh, and after working with a real photographer for four years, sometimes they do work in similar conditions. They are just masters at cropping photos so the junk is hidden. 🙂

  34. I am kind of in love with this!! It is just… PERFECT! I am featuring you tonight!!

  35. Thank you so much for linking up to last week’s Tuesday Confessional! I’ve featured your post, so head on over and grab a new brag button.
    I hope to see you at this week’s party going on now!

  36. LOVE this!! This is so cute!! Hope you can link it up at my brand new Trendy Tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/05/trendy-tuesday-2.html

  37. What a delightful way to display little bottles.

  38. I loved this so much. I featured it on Mod Mix Monday!

  39. So beautiful! You’re being featured… should be up this afternoon!

  40. Oh my gosh! I love this and am adding it to my list of things I must make!

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