Bottle Projects

“Cool Brew” Beer Glass

March 20, 2018

“Cool Brew” Beer Glass A Generation Green Recycling Project PROJECT TITLE: “Cool Brew” Beer Glass Won’t Dad be surprised when he sees what the Easter Bunny left him this year! Create this basket featuring his favorite brews along with an eco-friendly beer glass made entirely from a recycled glass bottle. DESIGNED BY: Andy Spencer SKILL LEVEL: (Adult 1-5: 1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) 2 TIME TO COMPLETE: 3 Hours PROJECT TIP: · Always, wear safety goggles when using g...

Beaded Votives

March 20, 2018

BY: Rita Schwab SKILL LEVEL: 4 (1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) TIME TO COMPLETE: 4 hours MATERIALS CHECKLIST • 3 – 7oz bottles (I used Little Kings Beer Bottles) • Studio Pro ¼” Copper Foil • Silver plated wire • 6 silver head pins • Assorted beads • Craft Stick or Fid • Flux brush • Flux • 60/40 Solder TOOLS • Generation Green (g2 ) Bottle Cutter • Soldering Iron • Soldering Iron Stand (optional) • Needle-nose Pliers BASIC SUPPLIES Ruler, Sharpie or mar...

Bottoms Up!

March 20, 2018

PROJECT TITLE: Bottoms Up! This project was based on a stained glass technique called Dalle De Verre. A technique invented in the mid- 20th century of setting large, thick pieces of cast glass into a frame of reinforced concrete or epoxy resin. Our rendition of this technique uses recycled glass bottles instead of cast glass. It is a modern version of an old world technique producing an illusion of thick glass beaming with color. DESIGNED BY: Jeanne Baruth  SKILL LEVEL: 3 (Adult 1-5: 1 bein...

Glass Domes & Candle Shelter

March 20, 2018

“Cheese Please!”  Glass Domes & Candle Shelter A Generation Green Recycling Project PROJECT TITLE: Glass Domes & Candle Shelter DESIGNED BY: Rita Schwab SKILL LEVEL: 3 (Adult 1-5: 1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult)  TIME TO COMPLETE: 3 hours → PROJECT TIP: · Always, wear safety goggles when using glass-crafting tools. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses. · To ensure top performance keep your bottle cutter blade oiled. · Clean the cut bottles in ...

Harvest Votives

March 20, 2018

BY: Jeanne Baruth SKILL LEVEL: 3 (1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) TIME TO COMPLETE: 5 hours →PROJECT TIP • Always, wear safety goggles when using glass-crafting tools. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses. • To ensure top performance keep your bottle cutter blade oiled.  MATERIALS CHECKLIST • Generation Green (g2) Bottle Cutter • 1 pkg. – 5oz Jennifer’s Mosaic Assorted Cathedral Glass Chips • Jennifer’s Mosaic Wheeled Glass Nippers • Stained Glass Fo...

Upcycled Hanging Herb Garden

March 20, 2018

Upcycled Hanging Herb Garden BY Lauren DiSanza SKILL LEVEL: 2.5 (1 being the easiest, 5 being most difficult) TIME TO COMPLETE: 4 hours (does not include drying time) →PROJECT TIP • Always, wear safety goggles when using glass-crafting tools. Everyday eyeglasses have only impact resistant lenses. • To ensure top performance keep your bottle cutter blade oiled. MATERIALS CHECKLIST • 3 - 1.5 Liter Wine Bottles •Corks • 33 yards of jute • Elmer’sGlue • Marker • Craft or Newspaper •...