Recycling inspiration from Shruthi!

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Recycling, up-cycling, re-use, reduce – well, we have all heard these words. For some of us life is busy, and these are nothing more than words. I admit I don’t do as much a I should for the environment, but when I saw Shruthi Berera’s art pics, I realized that we needn’t do big things like up-cycling, but little ways help too.

I like the way Shruthi has lengthened the life of everyday objects like liquor bottles and light bulbs.

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Liquor bottles all prettied up!

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Recycled fabric bag and flowers

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Old bulbs turned into money plant homes

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More liquor bottles

Aren’t they pretty? Do you want to try painting your own bottles Shruthi says there’s nothing to it! In her own words,

“..all you have to do is give the base synthetic paint with a color of your choice (the paint that we use on window grills), and after it’s dried (min 24 hrs), use acrylic paints (Fevicryl) to create a design on them”

Well, it’s that simple! 🙂 If you are planning to attempt this, do share your pics with Shruthi and me, because we have a new folder for all our recycled work on The Keybunch Pinterest page!



  1. These are so very pretty Sharon!

    My sis did paint a few bottles.. a bit differently though.. 🙂

  2. I have a ques for Shruthy: What do you call the base paint? Will the hardware guy get it if I say synthetic paint?

  3. I tried painting one ith spray paint and then dis some design with acrylic,…the collection looks awesome

  4. Those painted bottles are really pretty! I love them!

  5. Hi G
    The synthetic paint is a paint which usually use to paint the metal base using turpentine. which you can find from any paint shop…..i would like to know from which place you r? then i can help you with the paint name….In India these paint are from asian paints…

  6. wowwwwwwwwwwwwww just loved alll the ideassssss amazinggggggggggg

  7. Uploading Shruthy's pic on popular demand! 🙂

  8. lovely simple to DIY thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. The paint (used for grills) being the base is a killer pointer… We have always been wondering what would be the right medium to use.

    The bottles with the white base look really stunning. Thanks for the share. A must try DIY.