Turning plastic water bottles into something pretty.

In February of this year I did a blog post on the window’s that I saw in Anthropologie, I was so taken with them that I had to share it with a friend who runs her own florists shop. We were both so geared up to try out the flower tutorial and finally we managed to pull it off  last week. Yes many months have gone by since February and a couple of season’s none the less, but we got all our plastic water bottles together and spray paint and had a bash. I think they look great and although we don’t have quite the quantity that anthro had I think they look pretty sweet! So depending on what color of spray paint you buy you could have some for every season!

Recycle – inspiration

Anthropologie february window displays

I received my monthly edition email from anthro this morning, I love receiving emails from them as their vision is something that fascinates me!.   This month they have shown some of their new spring windows, and they are blooming marvelous, pardon the pun.  Once again they have transformed their displays into works of art and also done some recycling at the same time.  By taking used plastic bottles they have made these gorgeous  flowers and grouped them together making colossal arrangements.  This takes me back to my art college days! Oh to the have the time to explore and play with these great idea’s ! perhaps this could be a great project to do with kids – with you manning the craft knife and scissors (depending of the age of the child)! they could take over with the paints! 

So for those of us who want to know how to recreate this they have kindly included a tutorial: 

Anthropologie plastic flower tutorial