Thursday, 8 December 2016

It's a small world...

and I'm still on the other side of it.  In the meantime, you can check out this post from 2015 about repurposing bottle caps -  beer, wine and liqueurs, for upcycling.  It's surprising what can be done with them.

They make fabulous flowers with the addition of buttons or brads.


Of course, the bottles can be used as well, after removal of the labels,

a thorough scrubbing




and a coat or two of gesso.


In fact, there's hardly any part I don't use.

As long as I have my trusty hammer, some round nosed pliers, tins snips and acrylic medium, my garden blooms all year round.


I don't want you to think, however, that I am totally responsible for emptying all these bottles - the staff at Jimmy's Pub here in town graciously saves them for me, although I have been known to have a glass or two of wine occasionally to assist them.

Let's talk about recycling, upcycling, art reduction and reuse.  How do you turn 'throw-aways' into art?

2 comments:

  1. I am intrigued by the black wine bottles do you write on them with chalk? A few bottle cap flowers in a wine bottle vase with a little message very cute. You are an idea font.

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    1. I use all sorts of implements on top of the black gesso, including pens, paints, stencils and white stamps - all grist for the creativity mill!

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