Thursday, July 17, 2014

Guess The Mystery Thing: Beaded Tiger Vase

Here's a different one!  Let's play a round of Guess The Mystery Thing with a home decor twist.  Take a look at the world's cutest little baby tiger vase:


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...

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Ta-da!



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.


Sure looks better than those naked threads, eh?  I hope you give this beaded bottleneck a try, either with everyday thread-neck bottles, or the decorative collapsible ones.  Look for the collapsibles at dollar stores, toy stores, department stores and maybe even camping stores.  I found the tiger at a CVS pharmacy.




That's it for now, my dearies.  Thanks for coming by!



10 comments:

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    1. Ha, that was too quick, my friend! You are brilliant and absolutely the winner...in fact, I went back to edit the post into a scroll down, because after that speedy guess, the mystery was over. So glad you left a guess!

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  2. Wow that is too cute.What store did you get this from?

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    1. Thanks, Shannon! Found El Tigre in the dollar section of a CVS pharmacy!

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    2. Sweet I will check there. These are so cute!

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  3. very cute, you could also make a big(long?) memory wire bracelet instead of making several small ones

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  4. It's such a cute idea for a water bottle, but I'm lovin' your vase idea even more.

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  5. So cute! I've got one of those collapsible water bottles in the cupboard, but it's just a plain colour - shall have to hunt for cute ones now!!!

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  6. I must confess....i didn't guess right! LOL! Love the way you cuted up the necks of those vases with some pretty beads girl! I should really get cracking on some of those jewelry supplies I have!

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  7. I actually guessed it! Adorable!

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