I saw this Halloween decoration the other day at HomeGoods and thought to myself: Why do I know this shape?
It’s the same shape of the iconic Patron tequila bottle, right?
In my book Upcycling I took one of the very sturdy Patron bottles and turned it into an outdoor lantern: you just need a metal washed for the top of the bottle, tiki torch oil and a wick that goes with those tiki torches….
But now I’m thinking I could make one into a mercury glass inspired decoration, too.
First, I need to get my hands on a Patron bottle. While the thought of finishing off a bottle in the form of shots or margaritas is tempting, here’s my trick to get these beautiful bottles for free: Just ask a local Mexican restaurant to save them for you. You would not believe how many they go through in a day making drinks and they are more than happy to give them to ya.
Just don’t get pulled over for speeding when driving home with them: try explaining why you have 10 empty bottles of tequila in the backseat of your car. And NO: Saying you’re upcycling them may not work.