What do you do with your cute, empty glass bottles of Frappe? Throw out, recycle or reuse? Just like any other avid DIYer, I would not dare to throw them out. I’d rather collect them, without any idea about what I would do with them. May be some project, some day, but what? No idea at all.While redecorating our family room in our previous house, I thought of making a large piece of wall art using these empty bottles. Everything else needed for this project was also available in my studio or workshop. All in all it cost me next to nothing and took less than 3 hours to make this piece of art.
I started with this large empty frame from my big stash of frames. It’s size was about 30″X24″.
This frame had 3/4 inch lip on the back to hold the glass and backing board.I reinforced the corners with the corner braces, and spray painted the frame black.Now the fun part. I gathered rest of my supplies; empty glass bottles, colorful gravel, sand, potting soil, fishing line, different colors of spray paint, and masking tape.I then taped the bottles with the patterned masking tape.And spray painted all the bottles in different colors. I painted 5 bottles in all.Then I filled the bottles starting with the sand at the bottom, gravel, and potting soil before putting in the fake succulents. I also tied the clear fishing line to the bottle necks. I marked the back lip in the frame at even spacing and drilled holes to tie the fishing line.And it goes up on the wall. I screwed it to the wall at 4 places.This fishing line is almost invisible. It could be seen only from some angles, that too if looked closely.
I still have quite a few of these bottles left. No idea yet, how I will use them.