A fun way how to hang bottles with twine and to make a bottle hanging. I am enjoying these small glass bottles with flowers in my living room. They look cute and are really easy to make.
Don’t you agree that small bottles are a great way of flower arranging? Tiny little bouquets in tiny little bottles look so adorable and can lift up any little corner in our decor.
Not to mention that separating one old boring bouquet of grocery store flowers into several super cute small bouquets gives much more of an impact and bang for your buck.
Want to know what is even better? Hanging those small flower bottles with some twine.
You can hang them from the ceiling, from a hook, on the wall, or as I did from a hook on an old door leaning against the wall.
The simplest way to hang bottles is to use some twine and wrap it around the neck of the bottle. Or you could take just a little bit of extra time and make your hanging bottles extra cute with a metal clasp and silver ring to hang them with.
Let me give you a tutorial for this easy DIY project and how I made my hanging mini bottles display.
But before I show you how easy it is to make these hanging bottles with a silver ring, I want to let you know that you can find a heap of home decorating ideas at the end of this post. The Thrifty Style Team has once more been busy coming up with inexpensive but beautiful DIY home decor ideas.
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How to Make a Bottle Hanging
This project started after I spotted these adorable bottles in a catalog from Riviera Maison (an awesome New England style decor store in the Netherlands).
The mini bouquets in mini bottles stole my heart. How fun and easy would it be to decorate with this lovely hanging bottle? The price was not so fun though, and anyway, they were already sold out when I saw them. So move on to plan B and make my own and do a little bottle craft.
Aren’t they cute though? I immediately knew that only one would never suffice, I wanted a whole collection of them.
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Supplies for making hanging glass bottles with a metal clasp and silver ring
Some serious browsing through the hardware store later and I had my supplies:
The 4 silver rings I found in the key-chain section.
The four clamp rings came from the garden hose section. (I also used those clamps in my favorite summer mantel made with pallet wood and bottles saved from the recycling bin).
The bottles I found years ago while thrifting as part of a set that I never used before.
You will also need some metal wire and pliers to cut and twist the wire.
If you can find extra small rings those will come in handy too, but they are not absolutely necessary.
How to assemble the hanging glass bottles
Making these hanging bottles involves only a few simple steps.
I had to figure out how to attach the ring to the clasp in such a way that it could move. I tried out several options but in the end, the simplest one turned out the best.
Let me try to explain. It was impossible to take pictures while I was fiddling with this. I hope the image of the end result helps.
The bottle holder ring closes around the neck of the bottle with a clasp and a screw. That is straightforward. But we need to attach the silver ring to this clasp with wiggle room or the bottle won’t hang properly.
We are aiming to create a loop with the wire.
I pushed a piece of metal wire through the tiny opening in the clasp making sure it was out of the way of the screw. Then I formed a little half circle and pushed one end through the clasp again and lined the other end up on the outside. Then I carefully wrapped the ends together.
Sounds complicated but it wasn’t just a little bit finicky. Just give it a go and you’ll figure it out.
Next is actually attaching the silver ring to this clasp. You now have a nice little hoop that you can attach a small ring to as a go-between with the bigger ring.
Use a tiny key ring (or form a ring from the wire yourself) to attach the big ring to the clasp.
Attach the clasp to the bottle.
Go find some flowers and twine. Make little bouquets, attach the twine to the bottles with some simple knots and hang it all up.
I love the shiny ring in combination with the small bottles. Elevates them to the next level I think.
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Decorating with hanging bottles
I love this project and I am sure I will get so much use out of it. There are so many decorating options for these little hanging bottles.
- The little bottles look great on a string on my old painted door.
- They will also look great on a table next to each guest’s plate.
- You can display them in an empty frame as wall art.
- Hang a whole collection of them above your patio table.
- Dangle them from a tree in your backyard
- Use them in your Christmas decor
- Place them on the back of a chair (I see wedding decor in that one).
So go get some flowers and start playing.
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I opted for four bottles because they just fit perfectly on my door. But a whole slew of them would look great too.
No flowers in my garden yet. So I bought two small bunches of grocery store flowers. Of course, you only need a few flowers for these tiny bottles, so I had enough to make a matching bouquet on a side table close by.
My living room is all coordinated now, it doesn’t know what has come over me.
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Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.