Slumped Bottles Become a Backsplash

3 Days

I wanted to create a unique backsplash for a small bar. I went to the liquor store and found unusual shapes and colors. Drinking the wine was the fun part!
Then I took the clean empty bottles to a local stained glass studio and had them "slump" the bottles in a kiln.
Then I used white ceramic tile adhesive and applied it to the back of the bottles. I applied the same adhesive as a layer on the wall and filled in all of the empty spaces with glass blobs. I chose green which created a bubble effect. After the "tile bottles" had set I chose a white unsanded grout and sealed the whole area with tile sealer.
Drinks anyone?! Cheers!

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3 of 5 questions
  • Suzi Harris
    on Mar 1, 2017

    Where do you find a place that will do this slump thing, I love it, my hubby is a tile installer and would love to do this in our kitchen or new bar, is it a glass place or ceramic place.

    • Susan QC
      on Sep 12, 2020

      If you read the post...she said she took the bottles to a stained glass studio and they slumped them in the kiln.

  • Judy G
    on Dec 1, 2018

    You mentioned glass blobs. We're these purchased from a glass blowing studio?

    • Sergey Plisov
      on Sep 10, 2019

      Check hobby stores such as Michael's or A.C.More. They sell these glass blobs in bags, very inexpensive..

  • Donna Elletson Dascher
    on Jan 29, 2019

    Can we slump our own bottles in the oven without breakage?

    • Donna
      on Feb 14, 2019

      A kiln heats to, like 1500 degrees. A regular oven only to 500.

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  • Becky Partain
    on Mar 31, 2017

    This is SOOO AWESOME!!! I saved this. This is the very best backsplash that I've ever seen!!
    Thank you so much for sharing. Beautiful project!! Bravo!!
  • Stacy
    on Sep 12, 2017

    Love it! So cool!
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