And yes, he is a fully functional, water filled flower vase.
Now where on earth did that tiger originate?
Instead of waiting for another post to reveal the answer, I'll do a scrolldown. Everybody mentally guess...no peeking until you think you know. Ready? Set? Guess the Mystery Thing!
(Cartoon sound of musical ticking clock.)
Here comes the reveal, scroll on down and find it...
A kid's mini collapsible water bottle! How sweet is this leetle tigre? It also comes in Beagle, Owl and Monkey. I have seen similar ones for grownups, but these small kid versions are so adorable they make me weep.
The key to using any collapsible bottle as a vase: when filled with water, it stands up on its own!
Now the DIY, which is all about the beaded neck of the vase.
For me, the only ugly part of a water bottle is the threaded neck. If it weren't for that, I'd decorate my whole house with every beverage container in sight! So here is a clever disguise that will hide the threads and fancy up any bottle in your recycling bin.
String some beads on craft wire, to form a circle big enough to cover the bottleneck.
Twist the wire ends together and trim.
Another method: string your beads on elastic, tie a knot and trim.
Simple! Now make several bead circles and drop them onto the bottle neck, stacked up like a fancy collar.
Woot! You're done.
That's it for now, my dearies. Thanks for coming by!