Mother’s Day Gifts: Upcycling your favourite glass bottle

Now I love the look of this. Quirky isn’t it? And it’s made from an old Gin Bottle!

Gordon's Gin Bottle Chopping Board - £14 for 70cl bottle

That’s right. Upcycling your old bottles into wonderful chopping boards.

Fabulous. Just brilliant. And so different.

These are made by Katherine Wilson of number8glass based in Nottingham and you can take any old bottle, perhaps one from a special occasion like a wedding or birthday and Katherine will fuse the glass in her kiln into a very individual accessory for your kitchen.

I came across Katherine’s work through Locally Produced by You. A Facebook group set up to promote local craft businesses. A few weekends ago they were holding a 24 hour sale on Facebook where the associated craft businesses put up photos of the products that are for sale. I just had to treat myself to these from Katherine’s store  ….. (I like to tell myself they are an early Mother’s Day gift!)…….

Glass Earrings - £12

And then I discovered these…..

Set of 4 Glass Coasters - £22

And then I found this…..

Glass plate - £22

Oh my! Deep love.

All of Katherine’s pieces are available on her website number8glass and all products are made in her studio in Nottingham.

Take a good look around; you’re sure to find that perfect little gift for Mother’s Day.

This is not a sponsored post.

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  1. March 2, 2012 / 7:24 pm

    Gin bottle chopping board? I think I’m in love!


  2. Rebecca
    March 2, 2012 / 7:38 pm


  3. March 2, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    TAG! (with envy – I love all glasswork!)

  4. Fiona
    March 2, 2012 / 8:27 pm


    Lovely stuff.

  5. AlwaysARedhead
    March 2, 2012 / 11:55 pm


  6. March 3, 2012 / 12:27 am

    Tag too!
    I really love the coasters very unusual. Your blog is looking great jen!

  7. March 3, 2012 / 12:52 am

    Gorgeous stuff! #TAG!

  8. March 3, 2012 / 8:52 am

    I want one of those bottle plates!

  9. Katherine Wilson
    March 3, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    Hi Jen, thanks so much for your lovely blog post – it is great reading all the nice comments. Katherine.

  10. Steph
    March 3, 2012 / 6:58 pm

    TAG! (and those are great)

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