For the Upcycle project, I have decided to utilize the empty glass bottles and produce bags I have lying around my apartment. My idea is to make hanging planters to house my air plants so they can be hung from the ceiling by the window and get plenty of sunlight.
I was inspired by current designs of hanging planters as well as the challenge of using products that would normally be wasted or be a potential hazard to the environment, such as the plastic bags.
So far, I have sketched out my ideas, chosen the materials, as well as started to test-weave the plastic bags. I have yet to attempt the bottle-cutting, but I have a pretty general idea of the approach I will take. By that, I mean I’ve watched several YouTube videos on how to cut glass bottles (see references).
Ceramic Hanging Planters (http://topista.com/2015/05/anthropologies-new-arrivals-home-decor/)
Glass Bottle Cutting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxKZ8hhcmvg)