I like to create works from "nothing". Therefore, I often use empty glass jars and bottles. From them vases are obtained for flowers and for storage of loose products (and in general different things). Glass is very multifunctional and therefore discarded, unfortunately we do not always have it everywhere and can be recycled. And I usually give my work to my friends and relatives. At registration of vases acrylic paints or contours - basically the dot technique are used. Also, bottles can be decorated with napkins in the technique of decoupage, as well as using various decorative materials, in particular those used to decorate bouquets - sisal, mesh, etc.
Accumulation of glass bottles and their subsequentrecycling is a serious problem for the environment. Now many bottles have a non-standard form, and therefore are not suitable for handing over to the points receptacles of glass containers and fall into the garbage landfill. Therefore, many designers and just fans of doing something with their own hands create original and interesting crafts from glass bottles that add a touch to the interior or exterior of the house, while at the same time partially helping to solve the issue of reusing glass containers. We suggest with a dozen directions to think about what you can do from glass bottles with your own hands.
How to cut a glass bottle
For many handicrafts, bottles are used entirely,but in some cases it is necessary to cut a glass bottle. There are several options for how to do this, and each has its own pros and cons. It must be said at once that it will be quite difficult to achieve a perfectly flat cutting edge with self-made cutting devices. You may have to spoil more than one bottle and try not one way before you achieve the desired result. The options are as follows: using a special machine or glass cutter for wine bottles, cutting a bottle using a heating flame or boiling water, using a burning thread, nichrome wire under tension. Glass cutter and boiling water Cutter and fire Nichrome wire, impregnated with a flammable liquid thread Always observe all safety precautions when working with fire, current and nazhdachka when grinding the edges of the cut. Remember that fine glass dust can fly around the room or get into the eyes. For grinding, you can use a bar for sharpening knives and grinding under water. Or, on the sandpaper, pour a little water and quickly move the bottle along it. There is one more way of processing a bottle of glass. But this can be done in special glass blowing workshops. The bottle heats up to 600-1000 ° C, becomes soft, plastic and thus the master gives it a unique shape, for example, it can flatten it by making a plate. So, what can be done from glass bottles?
Crafts from glass bottles
Tableware (glasses, glasses, plates) made of glassbottles A bottle cut into two parts can become a glass and a glass! It is important to perfectly polish the slices so as not to cut yourself. As a leg for a glass, use a cork or a glass leg from a broken glass. Plane dishes in the home can not be done, but if you have friends in the glass-blowing workshop, then your wine or beer bottles can turn into such an original set of plates. Vases and pots of glass bottles Whole bottle- ready-made vase for flowers. There are many ways to decorate the bottle: paint, paint with patterns, wrap threads, make decoupage. Also vases can be not only desktop, but also wall. If you cut the bottle into two parts, then in the neck you can pour the soil (on the net) and plant the plant, and pour water into the bottom glass. Candlesticks from glass bottles for home and garden Candles in the interior always create a special atmosphere of romance and comfort. From glass bottles you can make your own hands different versions of candlesticks. Lamps from glass bottles As a lamp for table lamps and chandeliers, wine and beer bottles are also excellent. Hangers and hooks for clothes made of wine bottles Tables and chairs from glass bottles "Voice of the wind" made of glass bottles Houses and walls from glass bottles Flowerbeds, fences and paths in the garden of glass bottles