Milk Bottle Flower Box Centerpiece - The Kim Six Fix

Milk Bottle Flower Box Centerpiece

So, you all know I have a small coffee addiction.  And that isn’t limited to regular brewed coffee. I also love bottled Frappucinos.  This means I have a LOT of the cute little bottles laying around.  I’ve repurposed them before.. a few times actually, but since I have a constant supply, I am always looking for new uses!  (God forbid I recycle them or anything!)
Frappucino bottles turned milk bottles
I wanted to make a cute little box centerpiece to house them (you may have seen various versions floating around on other blogs), but I wanted to use wood I had in my scrap pile already.  Lucky for me I had a long 1x4 prefinished board left over from when I installed crown molding on my bathroom cabinets (this board was part of the backer board for the crown)

The bad part was that it as only finished on 3 sides, so I knew I couldn’t just use butt joints like most other tutorials or else the cut edges would show.  So I had to get snazzy and miter the corners.



 Here are what my cut pieces looked like. I just set the miter saw to 45 degrees for the cuts:  Wooden pieces of window box
I used wood glue to secure the pieces before nailing.
Gluing box together
Next I secured the pieces with bar clamps (seriously..if you don’t own at least 2 bar clamps you need to put them on your christmas list!  These are my absolute favorites.) Clamping flower box for nailing
I used my pneumatic nail gun to connect all the pieces, but once it was together you could see the rough cuts my saw made (I probably should replace my blade sometime.)
Before staining touch up
To deal with that I used some matching wood stain (this is the stuff I used when I stained my oak bathroom cabinets.) Dark brown wood stain
You can see how that hid a multitude of flaws: Touching up stain
Next I added my bottles and a some sunflowers I picked up at Trader Joes:Milk Bottle Flower Box
Now I know you are thinking “That is more of a summer centerpiece, what about fall?”  So, I also tried a few more ideas.  Like this simple one featuring stalks of wheat:Fall milk bottle centerpiece
I thought that was a tad too minimal so I added some burlap peonies I had in my floral stash: Adding burlap flowers to centerpiece
Wheat and fall flower centerpiece
I could picture it with tulips in the spring, or hydrangea in the summer.  I can’t wait to use it over and over!
Sunflower centerpiece

A few other frappucino bottle projects:
Valentine’s Day bottles:

 
Milk Bottle Flower Box Centerpiece Reviewed by TheKimSix Fix on 5:00 AM Rating: 5 So, you all know I have a small coffee addiction.  And that isn’t limited to regular brewed coffee...