I am sure you can relate to the end of the perfume bottle dilemma. Perfume is not cheap and the bottles themselves can at times have value. Some can be ever so pretty and it really is a tragedy when the last spritz is sprayed, because then you are forced to decide to toss it out or become a perfume bottle hoarder. Yes, this is black and white. You do one or the other. Well, at least I thought so until my mom begged to differ. How about this. Turn that little glass bottle into a simple bud vase. Perfect. My mom (Ida) has the most beautiful roses in her yard, so turning a special perfume bottle from Italy into a bud vase was the perfect DIY answer. The bottle she used is one that when you read about it, is described as "An object that reveals its complexity over time" and that one that "Is inspired by Venetian glasswork and the traditional Italian carafe, designed with an eye for timeless lines and resonant juxtapositions, [simple yet] with perfectly balanced contradictions." Whoa. No wonder she wanted to keep this bottle.
In her words:
Now for some perfume bottle swooning.
This is the perfume I currently use.
Cannot wait to make a bud vase (thanks mom)!