Milk Bottle Floral Holder June 26, 2015 Used and antique items can oftentimes make the most interesting decor. Not only do repurposed pieces add character and nostalgia to your space, but in the process, you’re also recycling and breathing new life into items that would otherwise be discarded. This fun Milk Bottle Floral Holder is perfect for bringing dimension to an empty corner in your home, while utilizing objects you may otherwise throw away! You can use any old jar or bottle, but we opted to use these vintage looking milk jars which contained flavored iced coffee drinks. Simply remove the labels and soak in warm soapy water to remove any remaining glue residue. Here’s what you’ll need: – 3 Jars or bottles – Drill – Flat 6 x 1 – 1/4 wood screws – Measuring tape – 2 Picture frame hanging hooks – 3 Clamps (These measure 1-1/2″) – Old piece of scrap wood (1 x 6 x 22″) Instructions: 1. Prepare your wood by brushing off any dirt or debris. Open metal clamp and with a hammer and a metal punch, punch a hole in the middle of metal clamp. This will make it easier for the screw to go through later on. You can use a screw driver if you don’t have a metal punch. 2. Measure and mark where you would like the hanging hooks to be placed. Use a level to make sure they’re straight. 3. Screw hooks to the back of the board. 4. Measure and determine where your bottles will be placed on the wood. Use a pencil to mark. 5. Place opened clamp and line up the hole you previously made to the marking. Drill the screw into the opening to secure clamp to the wood. Repeat with all of the clamps. 6. Close clamps loosely and place bottles in each clamp one at a time. Tighten until bottle is snug and does not move. Repeat with other bottles Fill the bottles with water and use seasonal flowers to add texture and color to your space. Head outdoors with your kiddos and forage for wild daisies, lavender or simple greenery from the garden. For a more low maintenance look that lasts, faux florals would look great as well. Switch them out as the seasons change, and it’s perfect for every time of year. Really make it your own! Enjoy!