A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 303,135
Currently Running With Scissors:
676 Guests and 22 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Bottle Bells  (Read 1227 times)
Tags for this thread: wine_bottle , repurpose  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 362
Joined: 31-Jul-2010

View Profile
« on: December 23, 2013 09:48:35 PM »

I recently cut wine bottles in half & used the bottoms for solar patio lights. I couldn't bring myself to throw away the leftover tops so I decided make glass bells from them.
I used the original corks or screw tops & suspended beads from fishing line, for the clappers.  With one stroke flowers painted on them, I think they're quite attractive but was most pleasantly surprised when I heard the sweet, tinkly sound they make.  I just wish I could record & post it here so everyone could listen to them.

Jinjeet Phoenix
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Online Online

Posts: 3035
Joined: 13-Feb-2008

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013 12:10:56 AM »

These are beautiful. 100% recycled!!! Great idea. Your painting skills are fantastic. This is an awesome idea. (Did I miss the pics of the lights?)
Global Moderator
Glass Crafts Moderator
Guest Blogger

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Oy Vey!
Offline Offline

Posts: 11586
Joined: 18-Aug-2006

He says I color his world

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013 02:56:00 AM »

Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing. Smiley

Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 362
Joined: 31-Jul-2010

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013 05:44:47 AM »

Thanks for the kind words.  I posted the "Light up my life" patio lights a few weeks ago.  At the moment, it's a few posts below this one in this same thread.  I hope you like them as well.  Both were fun projects now that I've figured out how to cut the bottles with any degree of success.
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013 06:29:07 AM »

These are gorgeous!

Offline Offline

Posts: 4104
Joined: 20-Jan-2010

What a piece of work is man!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013 10:21:09 AM »

Beautiful and amazing recycling!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
The Healing Power Of Art At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Beyond the Aesthetics of Art
Latte Artist Michael Breach LIVE
Latte Artist Shares Secret To Spicing Up Your Cup Of Joe
George Zimmerman Painting Sells For More Than $100K On EBay
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Witch Hat Fascinator
Beware! Black Cats!
Meatless Monday: Pickled Peppers

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.