How to rescue and recycle a dirty and old demijohn

How to rescue and recycle a dirty and old demijohn

In my childhood my mother made every year a sour cherries drink in a 3 l demijohn. This is a home made alcoholic drink made from sour cherries, sugar and alcohol, a liquor in fact. I never made this drink but I loved my mother’s old demijohn and I wished I had one but just for decoration purposes.

I could just buy one because there are not expensive but I wanted an old one, used, vintage, to see the past in it.

One night, when I was visiting my mother with my hubby, I saw next to a lamp post on my street a very dirty demijohn. Apparently one of my neighbors knew what I’m thinking:)

So I came back with a pair of plastic gloves and took this beauty to be home. After hard work and many liters of water, it was clean. I just love that my found vintage demijohn has a small crack and was a little chipped o a side. Just the way I wanted!

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I have many dried plants at home so it was easy to find what to use to fill my demijohn – ming chips – some small slices, very light and fragile. It was time and nerve consuming to put these slices into my demijohn without tear them. These dried plant were 2.5 usd for 50 grams and I used almost 100 grams for a 10 liter demijohn.

Fill a demijohn with dried plants
Fill a demijohn with dried plants

And there it is! My Adorable vintage demijohn filled with dried plants. I just love it!

Adorable vintage demijhon filled with dried plants
Adorable vintage demijhon filled with dried plants

I think I’ll buy more plants to fill it up.

Dirty vintage demijohn rescued to beauty
Dirty vintage demijohn rescued to beauty

If you can recycle, don’t buy!

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