Upcycled Tablescape

By  Lauren DiSanza  for  Diamond Tech

size: centerpiece, 4"x6-1/2"; votives, 2-1/4"x2-3/4"


  • Recycled bottles: clear 1.5L, one; blue beverage size or 187ml wine bottles, four
  • Votive candles or tea lights


  • Diamond Tech Generation Green (g2) Bottle Cutter
  • Krylon Chrome Metallic Spray Paint
  • Eclectic Products E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • newspaper (to cover work surface), ruler, masking tape, permanent marker, window cleaner, safety goggles, old baking rack
  • 1. Wash bottles thoroughly in warm soapy water. Scrub to remove label residue.
  • 2. Mark blue bottles 2-3/4" from bottom with marker. Mark clear bottle 4-1/2" from bottom and 2-1/2" and 4-1/2" from top.
  • 3. Follow manufacturer's instructions to score and separate bottles on marked lines using g2 Bottle Cutter. Smooth cut edges. (Note: Keep bottle cutter blade oiled for best performance.) Save leftover glass for another project (or recycle).
  • 4. Clean bottle pieces again with glass cleaner; let dry.
  • 5. Mask off outside of bottle pieces with newspaper and masking tape, leaving rim uncovered.
  • 6. Shake paint as directed. Spray a very light coat inside bottle pieces. If paint runs, roll bottle and let dry upside down for about 3 minutes. Spray additional light coats until achieving desired look, waiting two minutes between coats. Dry bottles upside down on rack.
  • 7. Adhere clear bottle neck/shoulder piece to bottom of clear bottle to create chalice.
  • 8. When dry, fill chalice with flowers and place candles or tea lights in blue holders.
  • Tip
  • 1. Don't toss the pieces not being used for this project. The center ring from the 1.5L bottle can make a great hurricane candle shelter and the blue bottles can make great luminaries or taper candle bases.