Upcycled Tablescape

Materials

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

Tools

  • 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

Directions

STEP 1

  • Wash bottles thoroughly in warm soapy water. Scrub to remove label residue.

STEP 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.

STEP 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).

STEP 4

  • Clean bottle pieces again with glass cleaner; let dry.

STEP 5

  • Mask off outside of bottle pieces with newspaper and masking tape, leaving rim uncovered.

STEP 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.

STEP 7

  • Adhere clear bottle neck/shoulder piece to bottom of clear bottle to create chalice.

STEP 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.
by Lauren DiSanza for Diamond Tech
Upcycled Tablescape
Upcycled Tablescape