On Saturday afternoon, I went to my first Craftaholic’s School of Art and Creativity workshop at Spacecraft in Brooklyn. (Update 4/26/13: Spacecraft is now closed.) We made glasses using recycled beer and soda bottles, which is something I’ve wanted to learn how to do for quite a while.
Yoshi, the workshop instructor, showed us all we needed to know: Score the bottle, burn the line, dip it in water, then sand the sharp edges.
After a little soap and water (okay, and a LOT of sanding), I went home with a set of 4 recycled glasses!
Did you know it was that easy to make your own glasses out of recycled beer/soda/wine bottles?
I like this idea for reusing bottles as well….
Now I REALLY wish I knew some people who drank bottled beer!!!! We bought 5.39 acres in east Texas & are planning to build an underground house. A bottle section in the wall would be SWEET!!!!
If you cut 2 matching bottles just below the neck line and then join with tape, you now have a long glass brick, just bed it down onto some cement and you have a bottle wall.
Just a note of warning do not use this idea as a load bearing wall or put a lintel over it, then it will be load bearing!
go to any restaurant and ask them to save the bottles from friday night, that should be a great start!