Part of the inspiration for this blog was the idea of creating useful and aesthetically pleasing crafts and works of art out of ordinary objects. I particularly like the idea of using objects that would be thrown away or otherwise disposed off if they weren't turned into something new and beautiful. Etsy seller Bottlehood features upcycled glasses, tumblers, and pendant lamps out of liquor, beer, and wine bottles that would otherwise be destined for the recycling plant or a landfill. How striking is this pendant lamp, made from a leftover bottle of Skyy Vodka?
|Upcycled Skyy Vodka Pendant Lamp|
|Absolut Mandarin hanging light pendant with canopy|
|Amber recycled bottle glass tumbler|
Bottlehood is based out of San Diego and emphasizes that its bottles are all sourced from local restaurants to reduce its carbon footprint. Hmm, maybe I could find someone who would be willing to help me turn my own love for bottles into usable art a little bit closer to home...
Happy Thursday crafters!