Hey Jelly fans out there, we just wanted to let you know what creative shenanigans we are up to over at The Box Jelly! Lately Tony, aka “Sicily” has been been turning our empty wine bottles into reusable drinking cups. No kidding! The process is simple and great for the environment and your wallet 🙂
You gather up your empty wine bottles after the last shindig, art show, or dance party and clean them then and remove the labels. After that you choose the size of the cup you want to create by scoring the sides with the glass cutter/bottle scorer thing. You are then ready to do the magic and most crucial part. Tony has an innate skill for pouring just the right amounts of cold vs hot water that actually causes the class to break, ideally along the score line. You pour just boiled water over the bottle, rotate to touch all sides, then take ice cold water and repeat the process. I watched him do it and its quite an edgy experience, no pun intended ;)!
After the edges are sanded what you end up with is a great looking, unique, and locally hand made drinking glass. Just fill with your favorite beverage, whether water, wine, or grape drink!! Then come on over to The Box Jelly lounge and read a great novel hand picked by TBJ’s own curators. If you want to take home a glass for yourself they are on sale right in the Fishcake General Store where we are located.
Take time to celebrate the small miracles of sustainable efforts at The Box Jelly, cheers!!