Cleaning up the Earth, one bottle at a time.

Lexington, Kentucky

Announcement    Custom Wedding Day or special day bottle centerpieces and candles available ! Just ask!


Last updated on Mar 15, 2019

Custom Wedding Day or special day bottle centerpieces and candles available ! Just ask!



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Carrie Johnson

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Upcycling everyday items to keep trash out of the Pacific Trash Vortex.

One time my sandwich bag blew out of my hand, and flew directly into the Grand Canyon. I’m still trying to make up for it by creating upcycled goods.

Here are some other reasons I make upcycled goods:
1. I'm scared every piece of trash I throw away will eventually hurt a sea turtle.
2. Empty wine bottles make me sad.
3. Empty liquor bottles make me sad.
4. Wal-Mart tiki torches are garbage.
5. Making art out of your empty alcohol bottles is a good way to validate your drinking habits.

Each piece is hand made in Lexington, Kentucky, and most are customizable (slide into my DMs).

Local pick up is available!

Shop members

  • Carrie Johnson


    Highly motivated scientist/trash-craft maker. Has been seeking to keep trash out of nature ever since she learned about the Pacific Trash Vortex in 2008.

  • Hope

    House Elf

    BFF extraordinaire! Helps with: - Transport of boxes on boxes on boxes of empty bottles to their various destinations - Testing out various sawing methods before I do because I’m scared - Motivational high-fives

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Last updated on Jan 23, 2019
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Custom and personalized orders

Have an idea in mind that involves wine bottles, liquor bottles, beer bottles, mason jars, or any other glass bottle but don’t see it on our shop? We’d be happy to create you the decoration of your dreams! Just message us!

Gift wrapping and packaging

How is your item packaged? We package all items in gently used boxes in order to keep down on waste and cost. Each bottle is wrapped in recycled bubble wrap and then padded with even more inside the box! Each package ships via USPS Priority mail and comes with up to $50 of insurance and tracking.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Is gift wrapping available? Yes! We have seasonal gift wrap with all kinds of patterns that is made of paper and is sometimes even made from 100% recycled paper! We can also add a custom note tag!

How do the light up bottles work?

Each light up bottles comes with a brand new, battery operated strand of LED mini lights. The lights are attached to a fake cork that has a switch on the back and has three small batteries that you can change! The corks fit perfectly into wine and most liquor bottles!

How do the tiki-torches work?

Tiki-torches do NOT come with tiki-torch fluid. Do to its flammable nature we cannot ship it. You can purchase citronella tiki fuel from most home improvement stores in bulk, or you can purchase our favorite clear tiki fluid made by firefly from Amazon. Once you have your fluid simply remove the copper connector and wick, place a funnel into the mouth of the bottle and fill to the neck of the bottle, leaving just enough room for the wick. The wick must be saturated entirely the first time before use, and after long periods of non-use or the flame will not stay lit! Please message us with any questions.

Where can I get clear tiki-torch fluid?

We recommend getting firefly brand citronella or eucalyptus oil from as it is clear and burns cleaner than normal fuels and releases less smoke for a more pleasant experience.