Bottle Art Book Review

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By Recycled Crafts Contributor, Anitra from the blog “Coffee Pot People”.

Design Originals Bottle Art Book

Design Originals Bottle Art Book – There’s an expression I use from time to time, “A good idea poorly executed.” I’m going to be honest here, and say that as I turned the pages of this book, I found it running through my head fairly often. Tastes differ, of course, but a lot of the projects shown just looked, well, not too great to me.

Having said that, I’ll also say I like this book. A lot.

Why? First, because some the projects really are pretty. And second, because it takes one simple medium–bottles–and turns it into…uh…wait a minute…counting here…at least eighteen different types of art. You can use the instructions in this book to make:

Wind Chimes


A Variety of Jewelry Even black boards

There are also instructions for making photo holders, light catchers, terrariums, candle holders, goblets and tumblers, vases, bells, and decorated bottles.

Even better, when the author instructs you to use a technique, she doesn’t assume you know how. She has instructions for soldering a frame around a piece of glass, for cutting bottles into slices, for firing in a kiln (and for the first time, I want one!), working with polymer clay, and more.

In short, I think this book is well worth the purchase price, and that just about anyone is going to find it a very useful addition to his/her crafting library. Hope you will, too!

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About Anitra

Anitra Cameron had the good fortune to be born into a family where creativity ran rampant. Her father has authored several books and worked as a photographer and her mother hand-painted portraits. Anitra’s favorite crafts to make are: Jewelry (especially using buttons), collaged book marks, miniature cake stands, all from recycled materials. Anitra’s moto: “Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do, or do without.” Live with that long enough and you’ll never want to throw anything away, so best to turn it into art! Anitra lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, where their combined family’s total seven children, and (so far) seventeen grandchildren. Recently Anitra became a great-grandmother of a darling little boy! You can find more of Anitra’s work at “Coffee Pot People”.

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