Our good friend Patty has sent us her latest project involving an incense holder.
Hey, Nick & Silke!
Although my latest project isn’t a lamp, I used a bottle, so that counts, right?
It is an incense holder, which will hopefully work as a mosquito repellant. I used an etching cream for the butterfly, which I had trouble photographing well. There are two vent holes drilled into the back side. My hubby used some safety wire to attach the chains for me. Now that I’ve made one, I can foresee many options for embellishing others. Because the incense smoke will cause the need for occasional washing, the embellishments will need to withstand soap and water.
It was a gift, so I’m anxious to hear whether or not it works.
As always, thank you for your ongoing inspiration and instruction.
This is a really cool idea! In the picture below you can see the detail in the etched butterfly. Cleaning the bottle should be a snap. With hot water and dish soap you should be able to hold your hands over the holes and swish it around inside until the bottle is clean.
We would like to thank Patty for sharing with us her latest bottle crafting project. Our contributors are always thinking of new and inventive ways to refurbish used glass bottle containers.
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Patty has been a regular contributor to the Bottle-Lamp website and she also helps us manage the Facebook Bottle Crafts DIY page. Below you can follow the link to see some of her other bottle craft projects.
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