I have developed a strange characteristic of admiring and analyzing things before throwing them away in trash. Every container, bottle, box, etc. is scrutinized for reuse. 9 out of 10 times the result is to keep those things for later use. At times, they come in handy for storage purposes while at others they become the victim of my creative fantasies.
I did this to the empty shampoo bottle.
Looking at the red, transparent body of the bottle, it became difficult to part with.
It was washed and accessorized.
Some pebbles were dropped in to balance the weight of the glass cork at the top.
And this to the empty salsa jar
A glass jar in trash! I could have not done that, ever.
Instead, stuffed it with wire and bells.
And this is how the two complement the Photo Book I made on our First Wedding Anniversary.
And this to the empty lotion bottle
White bottle and black marker is all that was needed to make this vase.
I wanted some black flowers to put into it. Michaels had just what I needed :)
I have a considerably big collection of boxes and bottles waiting to be worked on. In the meantime, I am enjoying Sanket's reactions to my stock. He is amazed by my capability of preserving trash :) Back to the topic- So, what do you do with the empty bottles? Throw them away or store them for reuse?
Participating in the Upcycle Contest:
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