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Posted by EG3d
Wed, Sep 19, 12 at 1:13
|Anyone reuse wine bottles in some decor project like candle holders or something? What other every day items have you repurposed as decor? Pictures?|
|I used the corks from wine bottles to make a back splash in my bar area, and also behind the desk area in my kitchen which I use as a bulletin board. |
We were just at a museum recently where an artist made an american flag out of found bits of red, white and blue plastic (bottle caps and such). It came out incredibly well and had a really interesting texture to it.
So I suppose you could do the same thing with any kind of image you wanted...your imagination is your only hold back.
Here is a link that might be useful: Flag of plastic
|Annie I love that!!! Did you attach them directly to the wall or to a backer that you then attached to the wall? How did you determine design and spacing? Wanna come do mine? I've been saving corks for a project - just never knew what kind!|
|The coolest art (recycled) that I have seen lately was a picture made out of the labels on fruits and veggies - the little round sticky labels that have the product number on them. I don't remember the subject of the picture but it used thousands of the labels. That's imagination. |
|I've always liked the idea of repurposing items for home decor. Recently saw interesting chandies at Arhaus which use wine bottles.|
Here is a link that might be useful: wine bottle chandeliers
|I'd be looking in the Trash to Treasure forums or other craft forums. The people over there are amazing.|
|DH made me a jig to hold the corks while I cut them in half with a hack saw. I then glued them directly to the wall with my hot glue gun. I figured if I used tile, the sheet rock would come down with it if I ever removed it, so why not just stick them on, and deal with the sheet rock if i ever remove them...though i doubt i will...i really like how they came out. The bar area took 200 corks, the desk area took 300. Placing them is no different than tile except the corks are more forgiving.|
|Our elementary school did a huge, beautiful circular mural with hundreds, perhaps thousands, of different colored bottle caps. It was a great use of the tops, and was a fun project for the kids! It turned out amazing...I wish I had a picture! |
Or there's always something like this: ;)
|Here is one that I did a while back. Pretty much, the whole thing is recycled/repurposed in one way or another. It's in our master bathroom. |
The 3 cans on the left were tea bag containers from Harry and Davids given to me as gifts. I sprayed them, wrapped twine (that I found in the garage) around and now use them to hold cotton swabs, Q-tips and pocket change left over at the end of the day.
The picture is of our kids, and I simply converted it to a sketch (in photoshop), and printed it on cardstock that I had.
The shelf was on clearance and needed some re-gluing. It was black. I painted it white, with left over paint.
The jar on the end was a baby food jar, and my daughter made it for me at a Green Festival a few years ago.
Not a masterpiece, by any stretch of the imagination, but it is useful and makes me happy. :)
|Annie, your bs is amazing, I saved this picture for my son, I give him bags of wine corks and he hasn't done anything with them yet, I attached a cork bathmat I saw once, thought it was neat ; gotta find the instructions though, I can't remember what the backing was.|
|Chianti straw bottomed bottles with all colours of dripping wax, I remember those fondly ; they would have a cool retro look today.|
|While at the San Francisco Childrens Museum this summer, I saw what I think was # 1. Who would ever have thunk! ;o)|
Here is a link that might be useful: chandelier
|The ultimate repurposing. In the Renwick Gallery. Game Fish. |
mixed media: wood, plastic, beads, buttons, poker chips, badminton birdies, ping pong balls, rhinestones, coins, dice, plastic figurines, combs, miniature pinball games, dominoes, chess pieces, pool balls, and other found objects
Here is a link that might be useful: Game Fish
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