Sunday, 13 October 2013

DIY Perfume Bottle Note Holder

There are a lot of things that I hate to throw away, and empty perfume bottles are one of them. They are so pretty and it seems such a waste to just get rid of them. When I finished my beloved Coco Chanel the other day, I decided that I had to find a way to upcycle it - so I made a little note/photo holder. 

You will need: An empty perfume bottle, wire, pliers and a glue gun. 

1// Cut a length of wire about 5-7cm. Using your pliers, bend a small spiral shape at a right angle to the rest of the wire (this will allow it to sit flat on the top of the perfume bottle). Create another spiral at the other end as shown - this will hold your notes and photos. 

2// Use a glue gun or other strong glue to affix the wire to the perfume bottle. I found that using a little sheet of paper in between helped the glue to bond. 

3// Once the glue is dry, you can start using your new note holder. Depending on what you would like to display, you may need to adjust the wire spiral a little so that the balance is right. 

 This was so easy and now my pretty bottle has a home for life! Although now I have my beedy eyes on all empty bottles - I might end up over-run with photo holders.... 

Does anyone else share packaging hoarding tendencies? What do you hate throwing away?  
x Rachel 


  1. Love this! SO cute and easy
    Rosie x

  2. This is awesome! I always hate to throw out empty perfume bottles because I really don't know what to do with them. Now I have a reason to keep them! :D

  3. This is such a great idea! I hate throwing perfume bottles away too, so now I can make use of them!

  4. Two of my favorite perfumes ran out at the same time (*sob*), but I love the bottles so. I'm thinking of turning them into little bud vases.

  5. Wow, such a clever idea, I always want to keep my empty bottles but can never think of a good enough reason. Totally going to try this!

  6. I love this idea! I have so many perfume bottles that I keep because they're pretty and now they can serve a purpose!

  7. Such a sweet idea. I hate throwing them away too :) xo

  8. how cool! this could be used for so many different things! Love it!


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