How To: Upcycled Wine Bottle Vases.

by Chris Gardner

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.

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So, check out this translation from Lindsay and Taylor from purr design - "We loved the idea of reusing old wine bottles, and thought a reinterpretation of the Erik’s recycled wine bottle torches...

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DIY: Wine Bottle Light.

by Chris Gardner

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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.

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How To: Van Gogh on a Bottle.

by Chris Gardner

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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...

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Another Recycled Plastic Bottle Lamp.

by Chris Gardner

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.

Another Recycled Plastic Bottle Lamp.

From Inhabitat.

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Craft Quickie: Bottle Necklaces

by DIY Maven

Craft Quickie: Bottle Necklaces

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...

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