All posts tagged “Bottles

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Upcycling – Transforming garbage

Every day I am reminded of the disposable lifestyle we live – constantly chucking out packaging (glass, plastic and metal). So many of the things we put in the rubbish bin could be used for other purposes in our house – so I started collecting them.

For some reason it seems a lot worse with a baby… formula tins that seem to multiply, washing detergent packaging, empty wine bottles (they seem to mysteriously appear after all the washing and feeding is done for the day!!).

Combine my frustration with the amount of garbage our house produces, with some rather nifty upcycling inspiration I gained from Pinterest… ****abracadabra **** and this is what you get:

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Do they make bottles that small?

have always loved the way things were organised and stored in the ‘olden days’. When you browse through an antique store there are so many storage apparatus with multiple compartments, thin draws, small pigeon holes, sections, levels….

If you ask the store owner what they were used for, you will get a myriad of interesting responses… ‘storing letters for the printing press’, ‘keeping buttons’, ‘architectural drawings’, ‘filing’.. to think we now store most of these things on a server!

I had been looking around for one of these wooden pigeon holey things for a while – there are several floating around in antique shops..