In elementary school we had a unit on recycling that made a big impact on me. Maybe it was the images of poor little animals tangled up in trash or the idea that my actions could make a difference, but after that unit I became the girl who picks up trash on the sidewalk and cringes when I see people throw away items that can be recycled.
While I’m passionate about recycling, I also have a soft spot for upcycling items. Take these flower vases – they started off as Oui yogurt jars! Being made out of glass, a million thoughts rushed through my head on how I could reuse them. I settled on turning them into rustic flower vases. With a bit of hot glue and twine, these yogurt jars were repurposed into the perfect centerpiece for our kitchen island.
DIY Twine Flower Vase
- Oui yogurt jars
- Hot glue
- Lemon essential oil
- Cotton pads
- Wash out the empty yogurts jars with soap and water
- Peel the labels off the jars and use lemon essential oil on a cotton pad to remove the leftover glue residue
- Dry off the jars and use hot glue to secure twine around the bottom half of the jar
- Set aside for the glue to dry, then fill with fresh flowers