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Recycle Junk Into Art

Updated on June 19, 2013

Recycled bottles that look like blown glass.

These were made out of water bottles
These were made out of water bottles | Source
Recycled bottle flower, with a polymer clay hand painted face
Recycled bottle flower, with a polymer clay hand painted face | Source
Another flower with a polymer clay face I molded, sculpted and painted with alcohol paint
Another flower with a polymer clay face I molded, sculpted and painted with alcohol paint
My lollipop flowers are made with the bottom of a water bottle.
My lollipop flowers are made with the bottom of a water bottle.
I just love the rich colors that alcohol inks give.
I just love the rich colors that alcohol inks give.
A variety of flowers that were once the bottom or top to a plastic bottle.
A variety of flowers that were once the bottom or top to a plastic bottle.
They also make great gifts.  I made this for a friend.  I also stained the bottle with alcohol ink.
They also make great gifts. I made this for a friend. I also stained the bottle with alcohol ink.

FAUX BLOWN GLASS FLOWERS

Every now and then I get creative and come up with some artsy craft like beading, working with clay, or making Christmas ornaments. Anyway, I got the idea to use the plastic bottles that were about to go in the recycle bin for some big company to recycle. So I thought I'd take a try at making something worthwhile out of trash. Who knows, it just might inspire others to recycle too.

I love looking at the shape of bottles. It seems I see beyond just the bottle and quickly see what else it could be. Well, I saw that the bottom of the bottles also had different designs, like different shaped stars. I went with that and thought they would make a nice center for a flower. So I took the scissors, a candle, and alcohol paint and began to cut, mold, shape, and paint these bottles.

I see a different flower for every bottle shape in my mind first, then I begin to shape them. If you are interested on more detailed instructions on how, or to see many other photos,

please go to my blog for details...junkintoart.blogspot.com.


Thanks so much for stopping by, Till then, please recycle. Many blessings.

Mary Helen

Battery Operated tea lights in my flowers.

How do you like that.  Battery operated tea lights in my flowers. And I added lights to the top of flowers only.  This way, you unscrew the top to reach the off switch on the tea light.  Yay!
How do you like that. Battery operated tea lights in my flowers. And I added lights to the top of flowers only. This way, you unscrew the top to reach the off switch on the tea light. Yay!

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