From the Recycled Art Foundation, a bookcase made from an old piano. Genius.
Sometimes you buy a wine for the taste, some times for the bottle, many times for both, but what can you do when you don’t want to throw away a unique bottle or recycle it? Here are some innovative ways to reuse them:
1. Reuse wine bottles for other products’ storage. After cleaning with warm water the empty bottles, you can use them to store rice, spices, olive oil, pastas and even hand soap dispenser.
2. How about a wine bottle candle? It is as easy as it sounds. Use a candle that fits inside the top of your wine bottle and make sure that it is stable by wrapping it with invisible tape. Light it and allow the drippings to fall down the sides of the bottle. In order to avoid hot wax dripping on your furniture place a coaster or a small plate underneath the bottle.
3. Beautify your home with wine bottle vases. Another easy way to reuse unique bottles is to fill them with dried flowers. Pick flowers of your choice, dry them up and decorate your home.
4. Need a different way to light your house? Use a wine bottle lamp. That’s more tricky than the other suggestions. You need some tools, such as a glass cutter. Drill a hole to your bottle, nearly at its bottom, and insert a strant of lights. Depending the color of the bottle and the color of the lights you can have a variety of results!
5. A bottle garden edge? If you have a garden, it is a great idea to seperate and decorate different parts of it with empty bottles. You’ll need a great amount of bottles if you have a large space!
You can see more ideas in pictures at our Pinterest board dedicated to reusing wine bottles. Repin and like!!!
Creativity has no limits. Send us your creations and ideas to showcase them in our blog!
And don’t forget: Drink responsibly! There is no need to drink excessively just to reuse your bottles!
Whatever use you’ll find for your empty bottles, remember to be carefull with the various tools you use and moreover some of the suggestions are not preferable where there are small kids around the house.
AllesWirdGut Architektur’s “City Square Developing” is an innovative redesign of a former steelyard in Luzemborg.
In the words of Landzine:
Between forward-facing high-rise buildings and blast furnaces of the past the new Steelyard square forms the center of Belval Ouest, a city development project which is currently constructed in Luxembourg on the grounds of a former steel mill.
The disused industrial site ́s atmosphere was characterized by wideness and roughness as well as pioneer plants such as mosses and birch. The former situation is necessarily literally covered by the new use and new design. Our major goal was it to let the now hidden qualities shine through the redesign.
Seating areas and new trees are concentrated into islands, which leave empty large areas of space and also serve as focal points in this emptiness. Aging-capable materials such as concrete, wood and untreated steel in combination with rough detailing make it possible for the patina of the past to return.
To see the Landzine’s complete posting on this project, click here.
This is so cool.
Reuse and recycle. Never waste
Some of these are terrible but there are certainly some gems in this bunch and this feature is a good way of forcing you think of secondary uses for many household/industrial items.