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    Miniature bottles, I keep for Christmas ornaments/decorations. Some splash bottles are good to use as flower vases (good for a single rose) or to fill with coloured sand, etc. as a decorative piece. I tend to throw the larger crimped spray bottles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddleCat View Post
    Miniature bottles, I keep for Christmas ornaments/decorations.
    Interesting. What do you make with them, CC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Interesting. What do you make with them, CC?
    One year, I decorated a small table top Xmas tree with mini perfume bottles. Another year, I decorated the mantelpiece with small string fairy lights intertwined with the miniature perfume bottles. The lights reflected on the bottles, got quite a few compliments on it. I try to change things up each year. Oh, I did a table centrepiece with them one year, too.

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    Throw them out

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    CuddleCat, you’ve got some great ideas for Christmas decorating and perfume bottle repurposing.
    Quote Originally Posted by CuddleCat View Post
    One year, I decorated a small table top Xmas tree with mini perfume bottles. Another year, I decorated the mantelpiece with small string fairy lights intertwined with the miniature perfume bottles. The lights reflected on the bottles, got quite a few compliments on it. I try to change things up each year. Oh, I did a table centrepiece with them one year, too.
    I thought about using colored sand, but decided against it because the project can get messy if one is clumsy. I thought about filling my empty vintage L’HB bottle with blue glitter or maybe blue colored beads, but those two options can also be messy. In my mind’s eye, I can see the beads running all over the floor...... I love your fairy lights idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddleCat View Post
    One year, I decorated a small table top Xmas tree with mini perfume bottles. Another year, I decorated the mantelpiece with small string fairy lights intertwined with the miniature perfume bottles. The lights reflected on the bottles, got quite a few compliments on it. I try to change things up each year. Oh, I did a table centrepiece with them one year, too.
    I'll bet they were nice with the fairly lights.

    I have a large number of mini bottles, maybe 40-50, and every year I think about making a modernist Christmas wreath out of PVC pipe and inserting the minis where the large ornaments are in a wreath like this:



    Of course, so far I've never gotten around to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I'll bet they were nice with the fairly lights.

    I have a large number of mini bottles, maybe 40-50, and every year I think about making a modernist Christmas wreath out of PVC pipe and inserting the minis where the large ornaments are in a wreath like this:



    Of course, so far I've never gotten around to it.
    I really like this idea & it would also look great as a Christmas table top decoration on a coffee table or a large round table with a tall candle in the very middle. It would look amazing on a glass top table. The decoration could alternate yearly between a Christmas wreath & a table top centrepiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuddleCat View Post
    I really like this idea & it would also look great as a Christmas table top decoration on a coffee table or a large round table with a tall candle in the very middle. It would look amazing on a glass top table. The decoration could alternate yearly between a Christmas wreath & a table top centrepiece.
    Good idea! Clearly you have a better imagination than I do.

    Doesn't look difficult, either, once you have the cutting tools for the pipe. There's a few tutorials about it online. Here's one of them:
    https://diycozyhome.com/diy-modern-pvc-wreath/

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    I keep my empties and a few other items I no longer want to keep in a box marked "Stuff Not Worth Saving".
    Diapers and politicians should be changed often, and for the same reason..

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    I keep my empties and a few other items I no longer want to keep in a box marked "Stuff Not Worth Saving".
    You just described almost every room in my house.

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    I juggle them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    I keep my empties and a few other items I no longer want to keep in a box marked "Stuff Not Worth Saving".
    Why would you save a box full of stuff not worth saving instead of throwing them away? Seems rather paradoxical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Prince View Post
    Why would you save a box full of stuff not worth saving instead of throwing them away? Seems rather paradoxical.
    Exactly!
    Diapers and politicians should be changed often, and for the same reason..




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