Hanging dragonfly lamp

Hanging dragonfly lamp
Beautiful Dragonfly Lamp by Carolyn

Thursday, August 12, 2010

C & R KuttBottle, Inc., Nacogdoches, TX

C&R KuttBottle is now a Texas non-profit corporation.  We create new, useful & beautiful items from glass bottles & jars in order to keep glass out of our landfill.  We sell our creations at the local Farmers' Market and we ship.  Currently, all profits are used to recycle glass. This ministry was started by members of Austin Heights Baptist Church, an environmentally conscious congregation.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Beautiful Lamp. Hope you can post more photos soon. Nice job on the blog.
Jen

Alice Thomas said...

Just saw you on Texas Reporter and wanted to let you know that I too hate to throw away glass. I've collected wine bottle that I make lights from. I love what you're doing. Making wine bottle lights is one craft that I really enjoy doing. Viewing your site gave me some more ideas. Have been wanting to etch some of the bottles, but thought I had to have a pattern. No, I don't. Thank you. My craft site is http://www.artsandcraftsbyamy.com. My name is Alice

Cassie Anne said...

I absolutely love it! My fiancé and I collect glass that we find on walks, and glass that we get from wine/jelly etc...I won't throw any of it away! And we are using it to make our wedding decorations. You have given me some inspiration, and I thank you!
I admire what you are doing, just saw it on Texas Country Reporter. Thank you, Steve for trying to make a difference in this world! One act of random kindness from everyone, and things will be beautiful.
Much Love!
~Cassie Anne

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful ministry. God bless you. It is all good. -Janie and Cindy

Richard said...

would love to have you join our festival in June
please look us up. www.BergesFest.com

thanks.

Anonymous said...

Oh I just saw your segment on TX Reporter and want to come and visit and take these ideas back to Austin! I'll bring my glass bottles too! Susan, Leander, TX

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Anonymous said...

Saw the Texas Country Reporter today and love what you are doing in your recycling of glass. My son is doing a Science project on recycling & we are going to mention your sight as one good thing being done to help our environment. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

GREAT ideas! You are certainly talented people. Loved your story on TCR, so inspiring. Hope to see your collection some day in person. Thank you for helping to save our state with your beauty.

Melissa said...

I saw C&R featured this weekend on Texas Country Reporter. I love what you all do. Thank you for thinking of a creative way to reuse glass and for working with the city of Nacogdoches on recycling. Are your items available for purchase online?

Anonymous said...

As a geoscience teacher I am particularly interested in environmental issues, so I was quite pleased to see your vignette on Texas Country Reporter. Glass makes up six percent of landfill materials before compaction and decompostion. Since glass does neither of these it is that much more encouraging that you have found a solution that is both elegant and immediate. -- Thank You

Ken Hilving said...

The tumbled glass/flagstone patio is nice, but what about a full tumbled glass patio or walkway? Grid pavement with a 1" depth (keeps it all in place and provides a firm surface) with tumbled glass fill. Different colors could be used in each grid space to create a mosaic. Might make a great addition for the C&R Kutt Bottle booth at the Farmer's Market.

Johnnie said...

I want to know how to tumble glass. I have been saving my bottles for 2 yrs and want to make tumble glass out of them for a path in my garden. Please tell me how to do this.

Cindy said...

I just love what you are doing, it is so beautiful and useful. Good job! Cindy

ONE WEEK of DONATIONS!!

ONE WEEK of DONATIONS!!
One week of glass donations!!

SFA 2014 Big Event

SFA 2014 Big Event
African Student Association at SFA helps remove labels from bottles.

Big Event 2 2014

Big Event 2 2014
African Student Association members are the Greatest!

Our First Attempts at Scaping Labels

Our First Attempts at Scaping Labels
Many hands make for more fun..

Young, old and in-between. What Fun!!

Young, old and in-between.  What Fun!!
It takes many hands to repurpose glass bottles.

Fun on a beautiful afternoon

Fun on a beautiful afternoon
Payton is good at scraping labels.

Too Many Bottles But Plenty of Fun

Too Many Bottles But Plenty of Fun
Scraping Labels into the Night

One of Many Steps to Bottle Cutting

One of Many Steps to Bottle Cutting
A Cutting Expert

Then We Soak the Labels

Then We Soak the Labels
After soaking water must be removed.

Preparing the Finished Product

Preparing the Finished Product
Sanding Requires Endurance

Sifting Tumble Glass

Sifting Tumble Glass
A Sifting Expert!

The Second Step to Cutting Bottles

The Second Step to Cutting Bottles
This Step Requires Great Concentration

Celebration B and A

Celebration B and A
Polishing Success

Sifting is never done.

Sifting is never done.
First-time sifter makes it look easy.

Sept Farmer's Market

Sept Farmer's Market
Recent Farmer's Market

SFASU African Student Association

SFASU African Student Association
Thank you to a wonderful group-SFASU African Student Association

SFASU Methodist Student Center Volunteers

SFASU Methodist Student Center Volunteers
Great Tossers!! Thank you for your weekly support Spring 2013 semester.

Self-Watering Planter

Self-Watering Planter
Self-Watering Planter

Blue Glass Wind chimes

Blue Glass Wind chimes
Wind Chimes

Wine Glass Wind Chimes

Wine Glass Wind Chimes
3 Colors Wind Chimes

Tumbled Glass

Tumbled Glass
Several Steps are Required to Separate the Tumbled Glass Pieces

6 Tea Lights for the Patio

6 Tea Lights for the Patio
Tea Lights

Followers

Tumbled glass Habitat logo

Tumbled glass Habitat logo
Trophy for Upcycle Event