I have an elegant re-purposing project to show you today. For as long as I can remember, Ed and my daughters have known that I enjoy finding new uses for stuff destined for the trash, be it old furniture all the way down to tin cans and bottles. They would and still do always ask me before they throw any cans or bottles out, “Do you want this for anything?” They know that I like to keep interesting bottles and packaging to re-use to make into something else. I had a stash of them in the basement of my previous house. I did have to purge a lot of them when we moved, but did keep a few of the more interesting bottles.
When The Art of Patrón reached out to me asking if I would like to come up with a decorative idea using a Patron bottle, of course I jumped right on it.
The “Art of Patrón” Bottle Art Competition celebrates the iconic Patrón bottle. Have you ever used it to make a Margarita? It is Ed’s favorite summer drink so I have a few of the bottles in my stash.
The competition encourages fans and artists across the country to share their artistic vision, using Patrón’s signature bottle as inspiration for a chance to win $10,000 and a national platform for their work.
Fans year after year create incredible unique pieces of art that honor the bottle – past entries have included a glass spun necklace, a chess set, plus chic and stylish light fixtures.
What I made was pretty simple, but very pretty. I repurposed the bottle into a place to hold bath salts, but instead of using the existing cork, I also repurposed another item, a glass doorknob to make a pretty bottle stopper for the bottle.
How to Repurpose a Patrón Bottle and Door Knob Into a Glass Decanter
- Empty and clean Patrón bottle and cork
- Craft knife
- Rotary drill with carving tip
- Place cork on its side on a cutting mat. Use a sharp craft knife to cut the cork in half; right where the cork begins to narrow.
2. Center the end of a doorknob on the cut end of the narrow section of the cork. Use a marker to trace around it.
3. Use a carving bit on a rotary drill to hollow out the center of the cork.
It should look like this after carving out the cork’s center.
4. Place a few drops of glue into the cork and around the bottom of the doorknob.
5. Push the cork over the bottom of the doorknob.
6. Let dry for a few hours.
6. Once the glue is dry, place the doorknob bottle stopper into the Patrón bottle and you get one pretty decanter.
I use it to hold bath salts, but it could become a chic wine decanter to place on a bar cart.
This is the third year of the bottle art competition that kicked off in July and will run through October 14, 2016.
If you have an idea on how to create a unique artistic statement using the bottle as inspiration, then enter it in The Art of Patrón Bottle Art Contest by 10/14/16 for a chance to win $10,000.
If you would like to see some of the creations from previous years, you will find them on the Patrón contest page. Check them out on ArtofPatron.com along with how to submit your creation and a chance to win $10,000!
I can’t enter since I shared my idea here on my blog, but you sure can. I know you are creative!!! What would you make with the bottle(s)? Wouldn’t $10,000 come in handy especially around the holidays?
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