I've been trying to get some traction with this on Google, but all I can find is lists and housewives 'upcycling' things, which is not quite what I'm going for.
I have a LOT of vodka bottles. Mostly 1.75L Sveda bottles. So they're big, heavy, indented on the sides.
Can anyone think of more practical uses for these? I have at least a dozen, and I'll probably have a thirteenth by Monday.
Ball mill them into glass frit and then recast them into some ugly sculptures. Use the frit as filler in clear resin castings, makes nice holographic affects.
Refill them with home made Alcohol. Turn them into Lights. Molotov cocktail? Recycle them. Shove them up your ass. Write an exceedingly long message over numerous Bottles and then throw them into the sea.
Yeah, all the suggestions I can think of:
Shelf using bottles as supports. Commonly made with beer bottles, but could work.
Aforementioned slump trays.
Cut off bottle neck to make large glasses/carafes. Bonus points if you partially melt and pull out a pour notch with pliers.
Cut bottles in half lengthwise and drill nail holes to make a glass version of terracotta shingles for a tiny house. Or melt them i guess. Hard to work with bottle glass for specific shapes because the mix is for machine casting, not for hand workability.
Get some canning wax and fill the caps with it, then fill bottles with boiled water from the tap (boil for 20 minutes or so, then pour into bottle while hot. MAY crack bottle). then put caps on tightly while wax is warm and soft (but not melted). You now have emergency water supply in the event of a serious disaster (pasteurized water in plastic bottles will leech and break down after a year or two, it SHOULD last forever in glass with a canning wax seal. You should probably leave it in the sun for a few days to see if you fucked up the sterilization.
Slice a bottle into rings and sand down corners for bangles.
cut off necks and bury in garden etc to improve water retention by acting as small reservoirs.
Get into homebrewing and use as wine bottles.
Saw some neat dishes for peanuts and snacks made by lying the bottle on it's side, heating it up then squashing the top down to male a depression.