A few weeks ago, these brilliant wine bottle vases designed by Erik Anderson made their way around the craft and style web world. But this time of year, we're not apt to spending much time outside, and then wind isn't apt to let you keep 'em lit.
With string lights readily available everywhere from 6-week only holiday emporiums to the corner gas station, grab a few to create this deceptively simple but elegant wine bottle light. The trick lies in the technology - a 1/2" drill bit made for drilling into glass, and, of course, the proper safety gear, just in case.
Seeking to repurpose a used wine bottle and reapply the skills she learned in college, Monica Ewing sought to recreate a classic impressionist painting on her unlikely surface. "It was the perfect assignment for a novice painter such as me. On a wine bottle, you can’t see the entire painting at once, so mistakes in proportion, etc. are obscured. Here, I copied one of my favorite Vincent van Gogh works: Wheat Field with Cypresses." Use the...
The Howell sisters of THIS Gallery have created a unique entry into the drinkware/light category: THIS LIGHT is created from 50ish plastic beverage bottles, hardened with a fusion process that makes the lamp more durable and look, well, less like a buncha plastic beverage bottles. And if you send them three cases of plastic bottles, they'll knock a hundo off the price tag.
Cathy from The Crafty Chica offers some tips for making decorative memory bottles, or as she cleverly puts it, "Think of it as an untraditional picture frame, or a reverse shadow box." Using recycled bottles from various sources gives a unique shape and look to all entries in a collection.
Here’s a fun and fast way to dress up bottles.
What you need:
Chain. I found 100 inches of silver chain at my local craft store for about $3.50.
Jump rings. I used the larger, 1/4" size.
Beads and/or charms.
A small side cutter.
What you do:
Cut a length of chain with the side cutter. The length will depend on the height and girth of your bottle. Just drape the chain around the bottle’s neck to determine the size.
Attach a jump ring to one end of the...
Imagine a world in which all your eating and drinking utensils were made from recycled food and beverage containers! Well, that world came a little closer today when I found this video on YouTube showing how to cleanly (and easily) cut off the top of a wine bottle: