Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Upcycled Retro Vintage Soda Bottles

Remember those heavy, unbreakable soda bottles from the 60s and 70s.  We do, (actually we don’t because we’re not that old).  Anyhow, we’ve found a way to put those old bottles back up for display as tiki torches and wall vases and we’d like to share them with you.

I was fortunate enough to pick up over 70 soda bottles from an estate auction, just a couple miles from my house.  It was a brisk Winter day, which deterred most treasure hunters from even attempting to come out in the cold.  Lucky for me, I was there, bundled up and ready to buy.  I purchased 5 truck loads of stuff from this auction including several boxes of old dusty soda bottles. 

Now here’s the best part…..I only paid $2 total for all the bottles, which probably totals over 70 of them, but I’ve never counted them.  I got Coke, Pepsi, NEHI, Hires, Crass, and some other odd bottles that I’ve never heard of.

We’re constantly looking around our pile of junk to figure out what to make next and it hit me….why don’t we make wall vases and torches out of these old bottles….after all we’re already upcycling Wine Bottles into torches and wall vases.

Here’s the results

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1 comment:

  1. Stumbled upon your blog, and I love it. So much so that I'm now a follower. And I'm choosy. :)
    Fun ideas here, I was just in the kitchen whipping up some vintage soda bottle ideas myself.
    Happy Up-cycling!