Update your outdoor or indoor living space in no time with a beautiful all year round hanging bottle garden using upcycled glass bottles, artificial flowers and yarn. 

This one of the most simple yet effective DIY projects I have tried yet. And as a major bonus, it takes just a few minutes to create!

When I first discovered hanging bottle gardens, I thought when I did ever make these myself,  I would be DIY-ing them to incorporate into our Wedding decor like  Amy Moss at eatdrinkchic.com 's gorgeous fresh, rustic Spring themed floral  wedding reception 

But seen as that's FOREVER away. I decided why not have this beautiful quirky and rustic look all year round in your very own garden (or office window) and see it every day just by using artificial flowers instead of freshly cut stems.

Here's the tutorial!

You will need:

  • glass bottles - any colour or size... just wash them out first and soak labels off with washing up liquid & hot water
  • jute, twine or yarn 
  • scissors
  • artificial flower stems 
  • screws or tacks to hang 

STEP #1:

Prepare your bottles by soaking off the labels in some hot water and washing up liquid or dish soap. Leave them in the soapy solution for about 5 mins and the labels should just slide right off. I used our empty Radler beer bottles. 

STEP #2:

Measure up your flower stem against the bottle and snip off excess stalk as required so that your flower now sits happily in the bottle 

STEP #3: 

Set your flower stem to one side and snip off a 80cm length of yarn and tie in a knot at the very top of the bottle neck leaving a 20cm tail. Then wrap around the neck of the bottle until you have a matching 20cm length of yarn left 

STEP #4: 

Tie your two tails together in a tight knot at the base of the wrap, and then knot both ends together at the ends to form a loop. This creates the loop hanger you will hang your bottles up with. 

STEP #5:

Repeat the wrapping process with a different colour yarn to add a pop of colour - I used this fab neon 2 ply DK. This time you only need to leave a small tail to knot off at the end as this wrap is purely decorative. Once knotted tightly in line with your loop, snip off the excess yarn.

STEP #6:

Repeat for as many bottles as you would like. You could mix up the colours here and try different length loop hangers to add some interest. Once your bottles are ready, simply pop in your flower stems and you're ready to hang them.

Hang your beautiful new upcycled glass bottle hanging garden decorations using screws, nails or tacks