When we were first told to make something useful (or purely aesthetic) out of something that would be thrown away, my mind started thinking of all the different possibilities. I was really excited because I am a packrat – I try to save as many things as possible!
I tried to brainstorm some ideas but I knew it had to revolve around my collection of empty glass bottles. I try to collect one of each kind, and so I have a pretty decent collection, but I wanted to take it one step further.
I also had a small string light that I had got for Christmas and was not using anymore. So, I thought about making a night lamp out of my bottle.
There were a few challenges though. The bottles I had were either too translucent or too opaque and it was hard to find the balance. Finally, I found the one! However, it didn’t have a twist off cap, it had some sort of a weird contraption to allow controlled outpour of the beverage. So, the creative destroyer within me awoke and used a plier, my teeth, a knife, and a screw driver to clear enough way near the neck of the bottle for the lights.
Once I was done with that, I could put in the lights and viola! the night lamp got a new life into it.
I am pretty happy with the progress so far and I am thinking of what else I can add to this to make it even better – any ideas?