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« on: December 12, 2008 12:55:48 PM »

I work at a coffee shop and when there's an empty syrup bottle, I can't bear to throw it away! I sew and work with paper so I can't really do with them. I don't have any tools (hooray for moving across the continent!) so I can't saw them. I thought about decopauging them but decoupage and I don't get along.

These are the bottles...

Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008 01:10:59 PM »

I know lots of people who collect empty alcohol bottles for decoration - flavor syrup bottles would be kind of a cool twist on that.

What about making a sort of cross between a snow globe and an I Spy game?

It would make a nice rolling-pin-like tool, but if you don't work with clay, that probably doesn't help much.

You could etch something onto it. Or use glass paints.

TickleTickle made some awesome cheese trays with wine bottles:

Actually, while I was searching for the cheese tray page, I discovered that a search for wine bottle turns up a few more ideas - refill it with something different for a gift and make your own labels, and of course - bottle cozies!!

An internet search for bottle crafts came up with lots of things, too; if you have kids or friends with kids, it looks like there are all kinds of kid-oriented projects.

If you work with paper, maybe you could use them to hammer in eyelets...and that's my cue to say I don't have any more good ideas. Grin

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008 02:22:13 PM »

oooo, you could make them into incense burners!


the ones I've seen have a quarter-sized hole slightly below the neck to allow the smoke to escape, are painted, and use an empty key ring to hold the incense...  pretty sweet Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008 09:09:48 PM »

Those incense burners are cool! Incense kind of make me gag, though.  Undecided

I like the refilling it for something different idea...like those cookie mixes in a jar. Maybe do like cookie mixes that match the flavor on the label. Hmmmmm...thanks for getting my gears turning!

« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008 05:58:31 PM »

my friend used to fill them with the foldable stars (origami) those were cute, but not as practical as the cookie mix idea. I like that one,  would it be hard to get out though? i havnt really used them before.

i saw one where they filled it with led lights and some of that plant jell stuff.  i think it was a bawls drk blue one and was on instructables

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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2008 02:41:17 PM »

take off the labels and fill them with sea glass, colorful or plain rocks, or buttons and place them together in a row on the window sill.
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