Happy Mother's Day- DIY Plastic Vase

Love is not easily expressed in words, so show it with a DIY gift that conveys your gratitude and affection toward your mum!

The above picture on the left is me holding a bottle of F&N Sparkling Drink (500ml) and on the right is me holding a vase with Carnations flowers for my mum for Mother's Day.

Well have you noticed?
The vase is actually made using the F&N plastic bottle! It's unbelievable right!

Since Mother's Day (09-05-2010) is around the corner and I would like to take this opportunity to share with you all this wonderful DIY gift idea you can make with F&N plastic bottles as they are most suitable for making this vase!

It's easy to make and eco-friendly!

Surprise her this coming Mother's Day!

Just follow the below steps to make one:
F&N plastic bottle transforming into a vase 2
Mark and cut the bottle to give an even edge horizontally (See the red marked line on the picture). Slightly above where the label are.

Measure and make straight, evenly spaced cuts all the way around the bottle.

Cut the segments in half, quarter and then cut each of those in half to make even, thin strips.

There should be 32 thin stripes in total.

Carefully press and fold all the strips outward to make a level edge all the way around.

Press the bottle upside down on a flat surface to ensure an even edge.

Then weave the tip of a strip over No.1 and under No.2 & No.3.

Fold and crease it.

Continue around in this pattern until the last three and tuck each one under the next until woven in completely.

Ok the vase is completed!

This creation looks like a delicate glass or crystal vase right?

It is unbreakable and can still be recycled later if desired!

Since it is Mother's Day, so I chose Carnations flowers for my mum!

I did learned a bit of flower arranging from my friend before doing this!

It was fun! You should try it!

Ok trim the access stem away...

Then tie the stems with a rubber band before inserting it into the sponge.

Ok done!

It is all ready to give it to your mum now! Yeah!


I chose this F&N bottle to make this vase because of 3 reasons!

1) I love the F&N Outrageous Orange drink!
2) The F&N bottles are nicely designed and very suitable for such vase making.
3) I can recycle the bottle after participating in F&N "Taste It. Share It." Promotion and stand to win a 4D3N trip for 4 person to Osaka, Japan. (Find out more here on how you can take part in this promotion too.)

With that, I salute all mothers and I wish you all a day of love, laughter and joy with your loved ones.

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