A faux bamboo vase. What do you think?
I know you deduced what I used:
I have a humongous collection of these things, and have been working on cute ways to use them craftily.
Wanna make the vase? Here's the simple DIY!
I discovered the nut of this idea by accident. Playing around with these Rx bottles one day, I found that they nest into each other with a little physical force. May require you to say "Oof!" while squishing them together.
Once they're nested, they are surprisingly secure! The action creates a vacuum seal (doncha love science?) and they will stay put quite well until you pop them apart.
Now let's make the vase!
Decide how many Rx bottles tall you want it to be. Drill flower-stem-sized holes in all but one bottle.
My husband suggested a good method - place the bottle upside-down on an old dowel and drill from the outside. Worked great!
If you don't want to bother with the dowel setup, place the bottle right-side-up on a block of wood and drill from inside the bottle. The main thing is to support the surface you're drilling.
And hey! That's the DIY part done! Wasn't so bad, right?
Now, fill just the bottom compartment with water. Stack the bottles into a tower.
Add a stem or two of something minimalist...I used sprigs of an ornamental bamboo from the back yard.
Place in a sunny window. All done!
Notice I used a taller bottle at the base of one stack. If you group several vases, it's nice to use different-height bottles within your stack - that way, the joints are staggered for a more organic look.
There you have it - my strange upcycled faux bamboo vase. Latest addition to my Rx bottle projects. In case you missed it, this was the first one:
I have approximately seven hundred and fifty eight more bottles. Still thinking!