Wed 21 Oct 2009
I am not the “greenest” guy out there, but one of my favorite things to do is find new ways to use old things. Call it recycling if you must but I like the whole idea of “repurposing” – and in time you will see many examples of it here.
But today I wanted to show you one of the simplest ways to re-use all those empty wine bottles that just end up going to the local transfer station. Turn those bottles into cool, colorful tumblers or vases. You can buy a glass cutter at a local craft supply store and every thing you need to buff down the rough edges.
“These 100% recycled glass tumblers are produced from reclaimed wine bottles. Made in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Available in 4 colors sourced from a variety of bottles. Cyan (Bordeaux bottles), Cobalt (Westport Rivers Wine bottles), Evergreen (Bordeaux bottles collected from the organic restaurant and B&B on the Cave B Winery estate), and Topaz .”
I have been saving glass bottles for years. I put some of the most colorful in the sunny windows of my kitchen and I love the light passing through them. These wine bottle glasses are fun and unique and you can feel good about saving a little something from the land fill and have another good reason to drink wine.