Creativity abounds when you take something used and create something new. Check out this hanging light set up created by Conor, the husband of the U of U senior research analyst for Facilities Management. He took whiskey bottles, and the boxes they came in, to create a personalized, inexpensive hanging lamp that even uses LED lights for energy conservation. Similar designs for single pendant lamps from a recycled bottle sell for $80-$120 on Etsy.
Like this upcycle idea? Learn to create your own with online DIY tutorials or check out Pinterest for recycled glass project ideas. Remember to use care when breaking or cutting glass!
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