Wow. I haven’t updated in forever. Hopefully, this is the start of me updating regularly (fingers crossed).
I’m such hoarder. I hate throwing things away cause I know I can recycle them. But if you’re a busy busy bee like me, recycling projects don’t always happen on schedule.
And soon, I realized that I was starting to ‘collect’ a bunch of pretty perfume bottles (Eclat bottles to be precise, I can’t seem to part with this scent).
It’s such a pretty bottle, so there’s got to be something I could do with it, right?
I also noticed that I’ve got a few room perfumes lying around. Christmas gifts that I never opened cause I don’t want to use them yet. They come in these large bottles and I don’t want to open them. I think it’s my Filipino ‘tingi’ mentality wherein I just want to use a bit of it but not the whole lot.
So I figured, I’d recycle my old perfume bottles and turn them into containers for my room perfumes. Should be easy enough… right?
First thing I did was soak the perfume bottles in a tub of hot water for 20mins. It helps soften whatever glue it is that keeps the spritzer in place. Next, I grabbed a few tools from my craft kit for prying the spritzer off. I used pliers and a cutter but pliers and a sharp pair of scissors should do the trick too.
After the soak, I started prying the spritzer off. The top spray nozzle comes off pretty fast, no pliers needed.
I then started yanking the plastic cap that covered the neck of the bottle with my flat head pliers. It took a few twists, so don’t give up.
It should look like this:
Next, with my cutters, I started nipping away the soft metal case around the bottle’s neck. This part basically holds the entire spritzer in place. It’s most challenging part.
But it does come off. Yay!
When you’re doing this, don’t forget to have a piece of paper or newspaper around to catch all the metal bits to make cleaning up easier.
After you’ve pried the spritzer off, wash your perfume bottles (to remove any of the old perfume) and leave them out to dry.
Once the bottles are dry, you can add a bit of twine and beads to the neck of the bottles to make them pretty. I just wanted an excuse to be artsy-fartsy.
When you’re happy with the way they look, you can add the room perfume and scent sticks.
See, recycling can be fun. It’s makes for a pretty little project and it makes the house smell great!
Plus, I didn’t have to use all of my room perfume stash.
Got an artsy recycling project you want to share with me? Leave a comment.
Happy weekend everyone!