Wine Bottle Romance #freefromtrash

upcycled wine bottle craft #freefromtrash

I have a love for a sweet white wine in the evening after the kids go to bed (and some afternoons when they are extra rowdy).  My favorite recently is a Moscato (any brand really). I wrote yesterday about glass jars (and bottles) and how glass NEVER degrades in the landfill. I've been dreaming of a wine bottle project ever since I heard about cutting glass bottles with a piece of string and some acetone (or lighter fluid).  You can make vases or drinking glasses once you cut the top off of the glass.  After doing a little research I got too scared to actually try it myself.  I read that the string method doesn't always give you a smooth finish and that you should really use a glass cutting tool. Instead I too myself back to my college days and decided to get a little romantic with my empty wine bottle and a candle.  Simply place a tall candle into a clean wine bottle and watch the magic begin.  As the candle burns the wax drips down the candle and onto the bottle creating a ... [ Read More ]

Glass Jar Upcycled Crafting #freefromtrash

Glass Jar Craft #freefromtrash

What do you do with your glass jars (or bottles)?  Our local recycling program doesn't accept glass curbside.  To have glass recycled we would have to drive to one of the 'convenience' centers that are about 10-15 minutes away.  Not very convenient is it?  I feel guilty if we throw our glass with the garbage though because glass NEVER degrades.  It will sit in the landfill for hundreds (maybe thousands) of years. Today's project takes a simple glass jar and turns it into a picture frame.  The project took about 5 minutes from start to finish.  You can use any size glass jar and any size photo. Supplies: glass jars (clean and remove the labels) photo (sized to fit into the jar) beads, glass globs, or accessories to fill the jar with ribbon to decorate the lid/base of jar with Directions:  Gently roll your photo so that it will fit inside the jar.  Place photo in jar and let it unroll.  Fill the jar with desired accessories and close with the lid.  Tie a coordinating ... [ Read More ]

Soup Can Upcycled Crafts #freefromtrash

soup can upcycled craft #freefromtrash

I have a ton of empty food cans that I've been saving for a rainy day.  Most of the time they end up in the recycle bin but I knew they could be fun to craft with. We have very small bathrooms and not much storage space.  I've seen similar projects created for desk organizers but I need some bathroom organization! Supplies: empty food cans (cleaned) Mod Podge decorative paper scissors This is a fairly simple project.  Cut strips of decorative paper slightly larger than your cans. Glue the strips onto the can leaving a little extra paper at the top of the can.  Cut slits around the top of the extra paper and fold over the top.  Glue the extra bits to the inside of the can.  I added some decorative tape on the inside to give it a finished look. Caution: The inside of the can may have some sharp edges so you'll want to be careful when working around the top of the can.  Having the paper folded over the top of the can will keep it safe for every day ... [ Read More ]

Soda Can Upcycled Crafts #freefromtrash

Since I don't buy canned soda's I don't have any in the house to work with!  I asked my husband to swipe some from the recycle bin at his office but he forgot.  Instead I decided to share some of my favorite Pinterest projects with you. I personally want to make a mirror like the one seen here: Source: via Calley on Pinterest     To see more fun soda can upcycled crafting projects check out my Soda Can Crafts board on Pinterest.