Weekender Project: Upcycled Wind Bells

Upcycled glass bottle projectUpcycling is a great way to reuse your trash and turn it into a great piece of art. Take this Upcycled Wind Bells project for example; from a few used wine or beer bottles and some stringing material, you can create some wonderful wind chimes, all you need is a Generation Green G2 bottle cutter. Think of all the other great glass projects you can make too; planters, vases, tumblers, pitchers, candle holders, the list goes on and on. The instructions for this Upcycled Wind Bells Project can be found in the Diamond Tech Creative Corner along with many more awesome upcycled glass crafts. What are you waiting for? Find a store, grab a Generation Green G2 Bottle Cutter and start turning your trash to treasure!


Glass Upcycling Inspiration

Upcycle bottle cutter projectA little while ago I was flipping through a stained glass book  and came across this image and I just had to share it! 

What a great way to incorporate trash into  art. I love this image because it ties upcycling with stained glass and it’s a little abstract; clearly this trash is being put to good use. The thing I love about upcycling my old glass bottles is that it brings a new light to mixed media and there are so many things you can create! Check out the Diamond Tech Creative Corner for more upcyling inspiration with the G2 Bottle Cutter.

Upcycling – Creating Crafts from Trash!

by Rita Schwab

Wine Bottle Candle SticksWhat if the materials you needed for your next project were free and available?

And what if choosing this particular material allowed you to generate some environmental benefits, like reducing waste while proving your creative outlet?

This is the benefit of upcycling, using waste material  to create something new and of perhaps of greater value. Right now if you see an empty bottle or jars you see this as a negative. Instead, perceive it as a decorative wind chime, unique candlestick, one-of-a-kind salad bowl and a whole host of other things. Once you start looking at it not as waste but as material for creation a whole new world opens up for creating.

I’d love to hear how you upcycle! Leave a comment below and let me know what you like to upcycle and if you have a moment, check out the Diamond Tech  Crafts Creative Corner  for inspiration in creating one-of-a-kind upcycled projects using discarded bottles and the Generation Green Bottle Cutter