Where Objects in a Bottle Become Impossible Pieces of Art

What is Bottle Magic?

Jeff Scanlan: America's Sports Magician Bottle Magic, better known as Impossible Bottles, is the art of placing decks of cards and other objects into ordinary glass bottles through the neck. The bottles are not heated, cooled, cut or formed around the object. In fact, the bottles are not manipulated in any way.

The methods used are secret, difficult and time-consuming. There are only about twelve people living today who have mastered the art form. Jeff Scanlan is one of those twelve people. He is a perfectionist who puts both creativity and countless hours into his Impossible Bottles. We think that when you see them, you’ll agree.

Jeff’s artistry has garnered him clients throughout the United States and worldwide. His bottles are collected in Australia, Austria, Germany, France, Japan, England and beyond. Every bottle is individually made and proudly signed for authenticity.


"We recently commissioned Jeff to make 13 of his "impossible bottles" for some of our best clients. The problem was that I needed them fast. The job was nearly as impossible as the bottles themselves but Jeff pulled it off with ease. He is easy to work with and his art is amazing. The reactions the bottles get is priceless and as a gift they make a lasting impression. We highly recommend Jeff and has unique art to anyone". Jimmy Vee & Travis Miller Founders, Gravitational Marketing Orlando, FL

"After stumbling upon and falling in love with impossible bottles, I was lucky enough to find my way to your website. Your communication is amazingly fast, my first bottle was perfect quality and execution and is now the talk of the office. I can't wait to expand my bottle collection and use them as unforgettable gifts. Thanks Jeff!" Michael Mothner, President & CEO Wpromote El Segundo, CA

"Jeff, Your Bottle Magic 'Decked' bottle (pack of cards in a bottle) is truly amazing. Not only a visual stunner, but a magical piece of art that has taken a place of honor in my office. I plan to add to my collection and suggest them to my friends as well." Richard Holland, President Temana Films Los Angeles, CA

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Latest News

Bottle Magic Featured in 'Genii' Magazine

Genii Magazine calls Jeff the "Modern Day Harry Eng" in this feature article from its March issue: Read the Article[...]

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All Sales Through the End of 2012 Will Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project

From October 1 through December 31, 2012, 15% of all bottle sales will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, whose purpose is three-fold: To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs [...]

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All Bottles Now on Sale!

From now until December 31, you can save $50-$100 on each bottle you purchase!  Check the Bottles page for details.[...]

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Contact Jeff

Jeff Scanlan
201 N. School St.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056