With the Holidays quickly approaching and the quarantine no where in sight, maybe some consideration should be given to some new hobbies. Up-cycling glass bottles may seem rather passive, but if you think about the upside to not throwing empty glass bottles away then you might be doing more for the environment then just yourself. If you are fortunate enough to live near a glass recycling plant then you can skip the rest of this paragraph. Keeping the landfills a little less cluttered and finding a new hobby might just be what you need to feel good about everything once again.
There are a lot of things that you can do with a glass bottle. Lets start out simple with just a string of lights. With a spray can of ‘Sea Glass Spray Paint‘, you can give those old empties a new look. Top them off with a simple string of lights and you’ve just given your first glass bottle an up-cycle makeover!
Are you thirsty for more? Ready to tackle something a little more advanced? Let’s try glass cutting. It was a few years ago that we found ourselves in Belize attempting to score and separate glass bottles. The only reason why I mention our location is because we really didn’t need anything too fancy to make this happen. I brought our glass bottle cutter with us in my back-pack! After scoring your glass bottle, all you need is a little hot / cold water to complete the separation process.
Hey, you’ve made it this far, let’s try something really cool. A bottle lamp. We can all admit it at this point. There are bottles out there that for whatever reason, shape, cool label, or favorite beverage, we just can’t seem to throw the bottle away. This is where simplicity meets justification. You can recycle your empty bottle there by giving purpose to something that you would have previously discarded. The simplicity lies in the fact that you can pick up a bottle lamp kit on-line or at any box store with a hardware section.
Don’t forget why you ventured out on this little journey. You wanted to have fun. So there it is, have fun. Some projects work out and some don’t. We only really learn something after we’ve gotten it wrong a few times and then the process that works will always stick with you. So go have some fun, enjoy the journey, and making something cool in the process.
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