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« on: November 26, 2012 07:23:51 PM »

I love the cool designs on the Mistic bottles and have kept a few for repurposing... but can't think of anything useful to turn them into. :/ Any crafty ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012 06:57:10 AM »

make homemade vanilla (which is so much better for you than the extract); or cordials; or infused vinegar/oil; things like that, maybe?
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012 08:35:05 AM »

Mydda, that is an excellent idea. I've seen a lot of recipes for homemade vanilla extract. Great if you do a lot of baking.
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012 04:46:24 AM »

I love making homemade vanilla - I bake a lot too.  Those bottles do have a great shape and texture.  You could take the labels off - I presume that the glass is smooth under the label.  That makes a great place to add a stencil and etch a label or image to.  Or use bakeable/permanent glass paint and decorate them.  Then the bottles would be great for gifting vanilla - or use it for gifting homemade sauces - BBQ, marinades, sweet sauces for desserts.  Or for dry mixes like hot chocolate, spices for mulling, etc.  If you have a lot of them, and want to keep them for personal use, I would etch names of spices onto them and use them for dry spice storage, or for organizing small items for my crafts.

If you are not interested in food gifts - what about for gifting bath salts or scrubs too?
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012 09:07:54 AM »

I have seen light fixtures and chandeliers made out of glass bottles.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013 02:28:26 AM »

I saw some awesome hanging baskets using wine bottles on pinterest... perhaps you could do something similar... Here's the link from Pinny:

http://harvesthomefarm.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/wine-bottle-planters.html
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