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Friday, February 4, 2011

Witch-crafting: Make a Cup from a Soda Bottle

You will need:

  • A Soda Bottle
  • Scissors
  • Glue 
  • Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Tin Foil

STEP ONE: Start with a clean soda bottle. Rinse it out, remove the label and allow it to dry. 

STEP TWO: Using your scissors, remove the midsection of the soda bottle. Trim the cut edges of the two ends creating a smooth edge.

STEP THREE: Using superglue, connect the stem to the base (see photo below) at the rim. Allow to dry.

STEP FOUR: You can now decorate your cup by painting it, covering it with strips of tin foil (glued on), or paper mache, decorating it with ribbon, buttons, glitter, etc...Use your imagination.

  • If you fill the bottom in with paper-mache, it will weigh down the cup and make it less likely to tip over when accidentally bumped or knocked. 

---Carolina Dean


Anonymous said...

How creative and "green"! Great on the go chalice! No worry about breaking my ceramic chalice if I want to go out to the forest or lake for ritual! I am going to pass this on to my kids too for a good summer craft to do with the grands.

Carolina Dean said...

This is one of the crafts I taught in the prison ministry to allow inmates to have their own cup.

I've also had fun doing this craft with the baby a few times.

Unfortunately I don't have any paint or anything in the house right now to decorate the cup, when I do I'll post a picture of the finished cup.

One day I want to make one of this with a liter soda bottle and make a really BIG cup!