Recovery Resources

The process to transform plastic bottles into our signature bottle blossom flowers takes 19 steps per stem. We didn’t set out to make it long, but as artists, we know beauty and craftsmanship when we see it, and we strive for it in our own products. Beginning in 2013 we started seeking help with the bottle cutting process from our partners at Recovery Resources. This non-profit social service organization has an in-house social enterprise that employs program participants to build custom wood frames and the small team of detail-oriented production workers started stepping up our process in big ways. What started with cutting bottles led to training and creative takeover of the entire flower assembly process. We’ve been blown away. Brian, in particular, is a resident artist in what we affectionately call ‘the flower shop’. If you have seen bottle blossoms with intricate polka dot and striped designs, Brian is behind it. He lights up when he shows his works in progress and new design techniques and it feels like a magic behind-the-scenes tour of every time we come by. 

We call them our partners. What we mean is they are our team, the Recovery Resources social enterprise department. Bottle blossoms mean something powerful to all of us. If you can find beauty in something as common as a plastic bottle, where else can you find it around you?  Value is everywhere. Our work is to look for it, uncover it, transform it, and share it. Bottle blossoms are a great way to do this, and your support goes to two organizations, and the artists behind them. Less waste, more art. Especially the kind that makes you feel awesome, will last a long, long time, and costs only $5 a piece.

Bottle Blossom Pricing

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Email or call Michael Hudecek at michael@upcyclepartsshop.org or 216-361-9933 to book your event or find out more.