Collection of junk art

bluestar_tamAugust 14, 2012

I created a new solar lighted bird bath, using old prescription bottles to color the base.

And this old whiskey barrel doohicky...

The pic on that one isn't great, but it has crystals hanging from the swirly thing on the inside of the hoops.

Here is a group photo in what is now known as the Illinois desert...

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Marlene Kindred

VERY cool pieces you have there. Interesting about the pill bottles...did you melt them down somehow...they look flattened out to me. Love the red!! And your whiskey barrel rings are very cool on the second piece. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 1:20PM
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bluestar_tam

The pill bottles are actually flat on 4 sides. I cut them apart to use the flat pieces.
Thanks for the input! :o)

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 4:57PM
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sunnyca_gw

Love the red birdbath! What is that tall piece to the left? Looks interesting. Do all of them light up? Jan

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 8:03PM
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laurastheme(8)

Love it!!!! I've made some solar lights,but hadn't thought of one for a bird bath.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2012 at 11:00PM
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jlily(Z6)

You will have the birds coming to bathe at night. LOL Lovely pieces. Enjoy! Jlily

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 11:13AM
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bluestar_tam

The tall one on the left used to light up, but the batteries in the solar lights are now dead.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 2:02PM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Please give us some instruction on the pill bottles. What a great way to use them instead of sending to the landfill.
TIA

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 8:37AM
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bluestar_tam

The pill bottles are from Target & look like this:

I simply cut off all the flat parts and glued them onto the base.

I've also been collecting the colored rings that go around the top of the bottle, trying to figure out how to make a rug out of them. No luck yet on that, but I haven't given it a concerted effort yet lol

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 2:29PM
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kathi_mdgd

Glad to see they are targets pill bottles.Makes me feel better as i dumped a whole lot of the amber colored round ones into the recycling bin today.I had been saving them,thinking i could find a use for them,but never did.

I drink a lot of flavored water and i save the caps and rings from those for a someday project as they come in all colors as well.

Guess i just need to get back to this board more often.
Kathi

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 10:53PM
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