Smart Idea: Repurposed Bottles

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WORDS AND PRODUCTION Annemarie Meintjes IMAGES Studio Miru

If you, like us, have plenty of empty wine, gin and whisky bottles lying around, here’s a stylish way to use them.

With many of the recycling depots not functioning during lockdown, we found a way to repurpose interesting bottle shapes – by removing the branding, creating new labels and reinventing the corks.

Mobilising the steady collection of empty bottles piling up, we used copper couplings to glamourise the corks and a Formica sample to label the contents.

The ice bucket is from Tusker Trading, and the Diesel Meteorite glasses are from Julia Day.

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