Stacey Hare shows us how to make an upcycled bottle wall, it’s a great upcycling idea if you can get your hands on lots of interestingly shaped and coloured bottles!
I’m sure friends and family will help you collect them and if need be you could also try asking your local bar or restaurant to keep some aside for you. You will need to do some planning for this up front to calculate how many rebars and bottles you will need to fill your wooden frame.
I always use an oil based product such as olive oil or baby oil to remove labels. I dab a generous amount onto the label and leave it for a few hours and by then it usually just slides off. If not, I re-apply some more oil and leave it for a bit longer.
When drilling into the glass remember to:
- wear your safety gear
- keep the drill bit wet
- start the drilling at an angle
- go slow and don’t force it
The materials and equipment that you will need to create your upcycled glass bottle wall are shown below.
- Lots of coloured bottles (different shapes and sizes will make for a more interesting wall)
- ½” rebars
- Rubber pipe / hose washers
- Wooden frame
- Acetone OR an oil based product such as olive oil or baby oil (to remove the labels)
- Bucket of cat litter to hold the bottles
- ¾” diamond holesaw bit
- Washing up liquid
Send us a picture of your upcycled bottle wall and we’ll showcase it for you!