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« on: May 06, 2008 11:14:28 PM »

A while back I decided that I wanted to do something with all of those soda bottles that we generate.  I only had green ones so I surfed and found a site (which I now can't find and wouldn't know how to add it here)  Sorry, I don't have any pics of the process.
It is basically cutting the straight part of the bottle with scissors, straightening them with tacks on a board.  Put the pic of a butterfly under and paint over it.  I used faux glass paint (that I had left over from a previous project).  I know it's been done before but if was fun and luckily.. time consuming.
Here are the "butterflies" drying after I put the suction cups on



Here they are on the door of my new craftroom



A bitty close up.



I do apologize for the poor quality of my pictures.  I'll just have to learn.
Anyone else done this?  Thank you for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008 11:44:03 PM »

Thats incredible! That must have taken you forever to do!
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008 11:47:53 PM »

I love these.  I want to make some now.  I would love to have these fluttering on my window.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008 11:48:39 PM »

OMG...this is really awesome.  You are very creative and talented.  I have about 10 ladies who are like moms to me and their Mother's Day gift from me will be a Swarovski crystal butterfly bracelet that I made.  The butterfly has so many wonderful meanings.  Great job!  It's so inspiring.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008 11:54:52 PM »

wow, those are gorgeous, especially because they're all shiny and delicate-looking. you must have enormous patience!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008 12:11:44 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008 12:53:09 AM »

They're amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008 01:36:11 AM »

Wow! That you took your time to make so many of them is really incredible!! It looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2008 01:55:26 AM »

Absolutely amazing *starts hoarding plastic soda bottles*
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2008 02:18:18 AM »

this is so great! Cheesy Cheesy hitting this rocks Cheesy Yay for recycling
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