How It Works

Our design process

You drink

You drink

That’s the easy bit! You drink your favourite drinks as you would normally and we take the bottles.

We Score

We Score

We wash the labels off and then make a score line around the bottle. Not too deep otherwise the bottle will break.

We split

We split

We use thermal shock (hot water followed by freezing water) to break the glass. We then sand it ready for quality control.

It’s complete

It’s complete

Ta-dah! Your very own glass made from a bottle.

Looking for a unique gift?

We can create bespoke or personalised glasses for you.
We can frost the glass to have a design of your choice such as:
Names, dates, initials, logos and quotes just let us know your requirements.

About BooDLE & BEAR

We are a husband and wife team from a quiet Suffolk country village

We are a husband and wife team from a quiet Suffolk country village. Whilst on honeymoon, many years ago, we spotted a set of tumblers that were recycled from old wine bottles. Appealing to our ‘save the planet’ nature, we bought them. As the years drew on and the odd drop and washing up catastrophe hampered their lives, the tumblers began to dwindle. This led to a thought.

“Why don’t we make them ourselves?”

So here we are. Under the heading of Boodle and Bear, we now make and create not just glasses from wine and beer bottles but also lanterns, clocks, egg-cups and a whole plethora of other worldly objects that we hope will make you say:

“That’s so cool!”

Here endeth the tale of who we are and what we do. We will always accept ideas and special commission pieces that will be special to you and you alone. Don’t be afraid to ask. We are super duper friendly.


Meet the Upcycling Geeks

Xav Robinson

The one that makes

He is the genius behind this whole thing and he loves nothing more than making beautiful glasses..

Jo Robinson

The one that creates

Behind every great man there has to be a...creative genius. She loves nothing more than eating chocolate!

Beau Robinson

Quality Control

Beau takes quality control very seriously. Although not in this picture! She loves nothing more than chasing the ducks in the garden..

Upcycle, Verb

Reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.

Feel free to drop us a line

We are based in a small village on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.