For this project I decided to decorate glass bottles and use them as flower vases.
based on my first post, my design process started by brain storming and looking for appealing ideas. The first challenge I face was to find the materials for the ideas I liked. After a lot of thinking and brainstorming, I decided to utilize bottles since I usually keep them for recycling.
After that, I started to search of decoration ideas over the internet. I stumbled along a website which had so many decorated bottles pictures. I liked the one below and started to immolate it and inserting some of my ideas and thought into it.
This picture was my inspiration to design my project. I liked how the it looked with the twine string. Fortunately, I had twine string at home which I used to wrap gifts. The only thing that I had to buy was the glue which had to glue glass to glass as I was planning to glue the bottles together.
At the begging, I had three bottles which looked like the picture below.
As you can see, I had to take off the labels which was the hardest part of the project. I searched and tried so many tactics to remove but nothing worked out. After a while, I found a guy who recommended using laundry detergent. So, I took his advice and soaked the bottle for two hours and it worked. After soaking, the labels came out easily. Then I started to glue the twine string around the bottles staring from down and upward in a spiral way. I had to wait for the glue to dry every time I glued a section. I did that for each bottle. Finally, I glued the bottles together. I had no difficultly working on this project (beside taking the labels off). It was fun.
Above is my final result. I really liked how it turned out. I am definitely keeping it. However, after presenting it to my group and receiving their critique, I would like to add more decorations such as glitter. The design is currently located in my living room.
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