Hope hidden in a bottle

Look closely and you’ll see that the flowers on Marji Purcell’s 2″ tall potted plants are actually stoppers for Bottles of Hope.

These recycled glass medicine vials are covered with polymer and filled with good wishes and hope for health. They are distributed to cancer patients.

Cancer survivor and polymer artist Diane Gregoire began the project in 1999 in Rhode Island. The concept has spread internationally and many guilds and organizations contribute their time and art to this project.

Competition for cool BOH designs like Marji’s makes this a popular guild project. It gives you a great reason to clay with friends, learn a few tricks and spread hope at the same time.

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  • reply Suzanne Andrews ,

    This is truly a heart warming idea. Kudos to this group and all who contribute their time to brighten a day !

    • reply Jo Roseborough ,

      What a fantastic idea. They are beautiful. Kudos to Marji and the group.

      • reply fiona abel-smith ,

        Wonderful idea, beautifully designed <3

        • reply Cathy ,

          I’m having trouble getting the little bottles. Any ideas? No response from local hospitals. Thanks.

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