Eco-Friendly Plastic Bottle Blossoms

A fabulous guest post from our dear friend Bird

These gorgeous cascading flower blossoms stem from the bottom of reclaimed plastic bottles which have been cut, sanded and tagged together. <!–more–>

Image via iDIY

Image via iDIY

The idea was created by Michelle Brand, a Manchester, England eco-designer tackling environmental issues with her work. Michelle finds beauty in everyday items – another reason to love her simple and sustainable  transformations. She creates chandeliers, screens, curtains and room dividers – like this flowerfall.

Michelle Brand Flowerfall, image via iDIY

Michelle Brand Flowerfall, image via iDIY

On a smaller scale, this could be an exciting DIY decor project reusable as interior design after an event. Imagine all the color and size combinations from water and soda bottles! Here is an interpretation with LED lights.

Image via apartmenttherapy.com

Image via apartmenttherapy.com

Image via iDIY

Image via iDIY

Michelle’s stunning work is an example of slow design and a statement against disposable culture, both wonderful metaphors for marriage. Her pieces are made-to-order, for more info visit her official site.

Spotted on iDIY

Bird is the voice of Dog ‘n Bird Artful Wedding, the most stylish and beautifully curated new wedding blog of 2010 {IMHO}. It’s a smattering of vintage, couture and quirky dresses, paper, flowers, food and color for green weddings. Plus the occasional celebrity, just for fun. You can follow Bird on Twitter too.

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12 Comments

  1. At first glance, you definitely do not realize what they are. I have loved these since the first time I spotted them! Love Bird, too!

  2. Cool — I’m a artist, and I work with plastic, these are some great designs and are very well done.

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