Melmakes Store

Bottles have overtaken my life! I am proud to be upcycling and giving a new life to old bottles and jars. Here's my story .... Mel Makes began with bunting, cushions and bags. Selling textiles proved to be particularly tricky in this area with lots of competition, making it very hard to succeed. I realised that I needed to offer something different, so experimented and made my first bottle light in 2017. The bottle lights have been very well received and designs have gradually grown to over 20 different designs of flowers, animals and birds. My range has further expanded with the addition of Tiki torches, jars and slates during 2019. I use decoupage to decorate each piece by hand in my work room at home in Hampshire. Thank you for visiting.  You can also find me on etsy -