Recycled Planters

Spring is FINALLY here! I love the warm temperatures, the extra hours of daylight, and all of the color that is popping up ALL over Atlanta. This southern city is a really beautiful place. The azaleas are blooming in the most vibrant hues and the hydrangeas are on their way! I have dreams of one day having a huge garden & lots of flowers, but my black thumb our current abode doesn’t provide for such hopes. 
But that didn’t stop me from bringing these beautiful blooms inside. 
(Plus if they are cut flowers I can’t kill them…they are already dead!)
I started with a few Starbucks frappuccino bottles saved for me by friends at work, and took off the labels with GOO Gone.
The images were cut out with my Silhouette using frosted vinyl. I used the plant picks image, from the Silhouette website, and then added the words to the inside before cutting the images out.
I think at some point I would like to fill theses recycled planters with soil & plant some herbs, but for now I settled for some pretty purple flowers Max & I found on our walk yesterday. I’m looking forward to swapping these little vases out over the Spring and Summer!



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  1. Hey L.B! I’m obsessed with these planters…in fact, so obsessed that I included them in my frosted vinyl round-up. Here’s the link in case you wanted to drop by The Thinking Closet and check it out: Time to start saving my empty frappaccino bottles….

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  2. Love this! I have to try it. The frosted vinyl is beautiful.

  3. This is so cute!! I love accessories that make a house a home. I would love for you to come and link your project up at my party – Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find it here:

  4. Featuring YOU today. :)

    Ginger @

  5. This is SUCH a cute idea! I absolutely love your blog and your “about me.” One of my favorite verses is Ephesians 4:1-2 so the part where you say that you “strive to live a life worthy of the calling I've received” made me smile :) Found you via the link party at The CSI Project!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

  6. I love your recycling of your bottles. I have this Starbucks addiction and re-use my bottles for so many things. They are quite versatile. I am stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess. Feel free to stop by and say hello. Enjoy your week. Thanks Athena

  7. So pretty! I love those Starbucks bottles-they are the perfect size for vases. I've decorated some before but I love your frosted glass-would have never guessed it was vinyl.

  8. Love this look. I used random glass jars similarly here:

    I really like what the frosted vinyl adds, and might do something similar with my etching cream!

  9. These are lovely. Just a comment on your “black thumb' and wanting to turn them into planters. You may not have much luck as there is not any drainage. However if you put some gravel or fishtank charcoal in the bottom, and then soil, it might work better. Just careful not to overwater, as there is nowhere for the extra water to go but drown the plants! Or you could buy a diamond bit and drill drain holes in the bottoms…Hmm, all the possibilities! Thanks for sharing your great project!

  10. Love, love, love this idea!!! I have a cricut, vinyl and etching glass and I love those starbucks drinks. Think it is a good excuse to buy some at the grocery next time. I found you on Delightful Order linky party.


  11. They look expensive! Well done!
    I love using old bottles and jars to put flowers in, just lovely :)

  12. Beautiful project!! They look lovely. Megan

  13. Oh, I want to do this. Now I “have to” go buy some Starbucks mocha frappuccinos tomorrow. They're my favorite :) Thanks for the idea. I saw your link at The 36th Avenue's party.


  14. What an amazing project. I can't believe how cute these bottles came out. I am loving this fabulous post. Would you mind sharing this inspirational post at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there!


  15. So cute, what a great way to recycle those bottles! I have this linked to my planters post too today – thanks for sharing your project!

  16. Love! pretty scary when I recognized the starbucks bottles before I started reading! love the frosted vinyl! Have not tried that! They turned out super! ;)

    Bonnie @ uncommon

  17. I love all the uses you find for Frappuccino bottles! Cute idea, LB.

  18. Great idea…love recycled projects. =)

  19. What a great idea! They are delightful!!!

  20. So cute! Great choice, those have the wide openings. Looks so fresh and pretty =)

  21. These are so precious! I just used up a big bottle of Olive Oil that is shaped like the Starbucks' bottles and I'm excited to repurpose it. Great idea to use the plant picks image :)

    Claire @

  22. So cute!

  23. They turned out so pretty! :)

  24. These turned out great! I came here by way of Too Cute Tuesday!

  25. Super cute! What a great idea- and a wonderful “recycling” post in honor of Earth Day on Sunday!

  26. Wonderful project!!!!
    I love reusing bottles of all kinds for whatever my little heart desires :)
    Oh and hydrangeas are my favorite!!!

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