How I turned a Maggi bottle into an oil dispenser

I’m in love with glass lately – all shapes, sizes and colors. Thanks to Vicky of Vicky goes Veg and MasterChef, I fell in love with glass oil dispensers that took me on a dispenser-hunting mission to Jamals, Home Stop, @ home, Home Town, a zillion other fancy crockery shops in the neighborhood and wherever we went. Yes, I have hours and hours of free time to do stuff like this. So,  I was looking for simple glass oil dispensers but didn’t find anything in India whose price didn’t run into hundreds (I think only Home Stop of the lot had a glass one).

Then, when the Maggi ketchup bottle got over this time, I had cleaned it up (tip: use hot water and liquid soap to remove labels easily) to paint on it. But, it stayed on the counter for a week when I realised it could be turned into a oil dispenser with a pourer/spout. And, this is what we have.  A standard size spout fixes well on most bottles.

There are 345,978 ideas for what you can do with empty wine bottles – recycling/upcycling call it whatever you like.

Now, if you’re raking your brain on how to cut a glass without a fancy tool, then I found a super easy tutorial.

I love how Steffi of Ohh…Mhhh (btw, if you don’t have her blog in your reader, then you must because it’s awesome) has transformed a simple bottle into something visually pleasing with those neon rubber bands. You can even wrap around wool to get the same effect.

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