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More New Life for Old Beer Bottles – Bottle Melts

All of these are made from used beer bottles that were slumped in my kiln.  I have a large ceramics kiln that’s the perfect size for melting large bottles.  We have lots of ideas for decorating these, like sand blasting and etching.  But the painted bottle labels are the most fun, since the bottles usually retain the painted design when melted.

Flattened bottles make great individual sushi plates, as well a cheese plates, and the smaller bottles work well as spoon rests.

If you’re interested in the actual process of melting bottles (as opposed to using the microwave, campfire or blow torch), check out my Bottle Melts post at Paula’s GlassRoots.

Cheers beers!

  1. The Wookie
    June 10, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Very cool … I guess that gives new meaning to a “Beer and Cheese” pairing. You need to figure out how to melt down a bomber bottle with indentations that will hold tasting glasses. That would be the coolest tasting flight holder.

  2. June 11, 2011 at 10:42 am

    My wife is always tempted to get these when she sees the ones from wine bottles. Never seen beer ones.

    • June 12, 2011 at 9:38 am

      Starting a new trend w/ the beer bottles 🙂 I’ve seen it done with whiskey bottles, vodka bottles, any bottles really.

  3. June 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Very very nice!

  4. June 16, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Very cool. The sushi is a nice touch. 🙂

    • June 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks Tiff! They’re actually the perfect size for sushi plates. I’m trying to figure out how to adhere the bottom of a 12 oz beer bottle to the bottle plate (using the kiln, not glue) so you have a built-in cup for the soy sauce and wasabi.

  5. June 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Amazing! This would be a PERFECT idea for a restaurant!!!! Great job!

    P.S., I’m suddenly in the mood for sushi!

    • June 24, 2011 at 6:25 am

      Especially a brew pub! 🙂

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