Tiffany Threadgould: Turning glass bottles into lovely vases
Earlier today we announced we’d be sharing the things that Tiffany Threadgould, author of the (awesome!) new book ReMake It! Recycling Projects From The Stuff You Usually Scrap, made, incorporating the Unconsumption logo.
Here’s the first one: A pair of glass bottles remade into lovely vases after having been etched with glass etching cream. The brown glass is an empty container of vanilla, and the clear one (with tulips) was a bottle of kombucha.
To make your own glass etched project of Mr. Cart or your own design, you’ll need a glass jar, electrical tape or vinyl sticker paper, scissors or a craft knife, glass etching cream like Etchall, and a paintbrush.
Create your design on your glass with the vinyl tape. Any area that is masked off with the tape will not be etched, so keep the positive and negative space in mind as you’re creating your design. Once your design is taped on, follow the directions on the etching cream for application.
Most etching creams take about 15 minutes to set. Once the cream is set, wash it off and you have a new-to-you glass jar with your own personalized design.
It’s clearly a great way to remake old glass jars into personalized creations.
For complete instructions, see Project Number 88 in ReMake It! Recycling Projects From The Stuff You Usually Scrap.
And if you’re inspired to create your own reuses of our logo, post a picture on our Facebook wall. Maybe we’ll feature it here on the flagship blog! Help build the Uncollection!