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« on: February 13, 2006 08:25:28 PM »

I drink lots of water, and I have empty bottles all over my room most of the time because I have a tiny trashcan.  I hate throwing them away, and I never feel like going to a recycling center, so I figured I'd think of something that I needed to make with them.  I have a bookshelf, but most of it is filled with clunky VHS tapes, so I have extra books sitting around.  I only put the books I'm planning on reading on this shelf.  It's right over my bead, so I don't want books falling over and knocking things off onto my head.  Roll Eyes Cheesy

Both of them are made up of 4 empty water bottles.  I filled them with regular tap water, then put food coloring in them.  Then I sealed the lids on with hot glue.  Then I attached them all together with TONS of hot glue.  I think I went through at least 8, if not more, sticks of it.  (they were the baby sticks, though  Cheesy)  I hope ya like them!  Thanks in advance for any comments! :-)  also, if you have any other ideas for empty water bottles, feel free to throw them my way.  I still have lots.  Wink

PeeEss.. that's not glitter in some of them.. a couple of them got bubbles in them for whatever reason (I think it was because that water ended up being a little warm), so when I took the pictures, I guess the flash made it look sparkly.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006 09:26:07 PM »

that is brilliant!  i think i'll try it with the loads of glass starbucks bottles i have.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006 09:27:54 PM »

That's a good idea, although I'd be paranoid about them breaking or leaking. Great way to recycle!

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006 06:48:29 AM »

Oh, how awesome-adorable!  Your mention of glitter made me wonder if you could put glitter or some of that white snowflake stuff for snow domes in the bottles, to create water bottle-snow dome-bookends!

People would admire them at rest and you could say, "Turn it over," and they'd be so entranced that they'd stay in you home for days...  Shocked  Interactive bookends it definitely the Next Big Thing!  Great job!
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2006 07:07:57 AM »

I thought of putting glitter in them, but I thought it would just be a waste because it'd just settle to the bottom.  I never thought of it that way!  Nice.. I'll have to make more then invite some cute boy over!  Wink Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2006 09:16:33 AM »

that's cool.  i've been struggling with what to use as bookends in my new apartment. i may have to try this.  also, the kitten in your icon is the teeniest, cutest ever.  have any more pictures you'd be willing to share with me?
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2007 06:22:20 PM »

Perhaps you could use that sand one sees at fairs and such rather than water as a filler - lots of colours and less chance of spilling... Plus I'd say sand would be heaver.

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011 02:55:28 AM »

Hi there... If you worry of wet books when it breaks... you can use sand to fill the empty bottles or pebbles perhaps...
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« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2015 03:22:10 PM »

Just had to comment because I saw all those Robin Cook books on your shelf Cheesy Yay for medical thrillers!
I also really like the idea of filling old water bottles to use as bookends… (though the thought of actual water near my books has me a bit uneasy…)

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