Thursday, September 30, 2010

Organize with Recycled bottles

By now all those who read my blog know how much I love recycling..making plain items pretty and reusing!! I did this project in Zürich to organize my craft supplies. (I am so happy to see my stuff again tomorrow!!)


This project came to my mind when I saw glass jar (just like a jam jar) with a pretty cap in a local mall. I was wondering why people are buying empty jam jars/bottles with a pretty lid. I mean you can recycle the ones you have already have at home!! So I came home and decided to do it myself. 

To do this project,all you need is a used, empty, cleaned glass bottle/jar. I used a jalapeño bottle and acrylic colors. Then remove the paper label. I used a bottle without any engraving or labels embossed on it.  

I painted it 2-3 coats. Let it dry for 1 hour or more..

Decorate it whatever design you want using a stencil or painting directly..

Store your craft or food items in your pretty jar..


It's hard to tell if it is  reused bottle or  I bought a mass produced one from the mall:)

Recycling is good..It's very very good.. Just take a look at the pretty things people have created using recycled bottles.. 

                                                                                                   Pic courtesy: Metaefficient

The Christmas trees were made using recycled beer bottles..

                                                                                                                            Pic courtesy: Inhabitat

This Thai temple is build using more than one million glass bottles..It is a piece of art.. Check out more pics of the temple here..

                                                                        Pic courtesy: Jerry Kott

Jerry Kott's Lamps from recycled sculptures..

I am sure you are inspired... just a creative idea .. and you can make your own piece of art!! 


notyet100 said...

jar looks so cute,...

Rekha said...

That's a cool idea Purnima, my daughter would love to try that.

Emreen said...

this is a simple and neat idea... After all, u can have ur own customized bottles.. ;-) ;-)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Nice tutorials Purnima!
Wish you a very happy and safe home moving :)

Uma Anandane said...

Beautiful blog with impressive work..I too love doing recycling making the world go green...will try to be a part of ur blog commenting and trying out your work..

Smita Srivastava said...

Thats wonderful ... love the idea ..

Anonymous said...

What an amazing idea!! Well done Purnima.. Loved this one.. I simply loved the bottle christmas tree image.. wow!!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Love the bottle trees...tomorrow I will post 2 photos of a different type of bottle tree

GB said...

Purnima, I reuse glass jars to store my spices....the whole cabinet-full of them! I never bothered to paint the tops becuase they're inside the cabinet most of the time, but this is a fabulous idea!!