Glass bottles are everywhere! Whether you like drinking soda, beer, or wine, you are sure to have some spare glass bottles lying around. Instead of simply throwing them away, upcycle them into something great. Here are 40 awesome ways to upcycle old glass bottles.
Picture frames are such a cute way to store precious moments for a lifetime. Roll up a photo, and add some decorations like seashells. Your frame will have a relaxed, beachy feel.
Nothing says patriotism like decorated drinking glasses. Grab some ribbons and paint, and get crafting. Your guests are going to love them.
Turn your old bottles into a beautiful vase for your favorite flowers. You can customize the vase to match the room’s decor, or you can throw in a splash of new colors. It’s really up to you.
If you have some old newspaper (or paper from a book you won’t read again) use it in a craft. Cut it to a cute shape, and make a unique glass vase that shows off your artistic talent.
VOSS water bottles make the ideal storage containers for any occasion. Fill them in with whatever you want, and twist the top open whenever you want a piece.
Empty spray bottles can be kind of expensive, but you don’t have to buy a new one from the store. Just attach a spray top to an old glass bottle and you’re good to go.
When you become an expert crafter, the possibilities are endless. Turn your living room into a winter wonderland using upcycled bottles. Paint a bottle white and spread epsom salt across it. The salt will look just like snow.
Coat the glass bottle in gold paint and add a candle. This is a simple way to make your home look much more ornate.
Turn your old glass bottles into a fun greeting for guests with this simple craft. Paint the bottles, then add one big letter onto the front of each bottle. You can pick what word you want your bottles to spell out.
Everyone loves to decorate the yard with a beautiful bird feeder. A glass bottle makes the perfect piece to complete the project. Fill it with bird food, place it upside down, and enjoy your birdwatching.
Take the top off a glass bottle for a drinking glass that will never get old. Just be sure to smooth out the rim so you don’t cut your lips when you take a drink.
Glam up your home by upcycling your glass bottles into oil lamps. All you need are a tiki wick, kerosene, and a lighter. The fire will look so beautiful at night.
One of the cutest things to do with mix-matched glass bottles is turning them into a vase arrangement. Whether they are different heights, widths, or colors, they will look great together in their adorable display.
Make your own wind chime from an empty glass bottle. Whenever the wind blows you will hear a beautiful sound. Follow this tutorial to make your own.
You can turn any glass bottle into an adorable candle holder. Slice off the top, stick in a candle, and you’re good to go. This tutorial will show you how to make your very own candle holder.
Make a chic table lamp out of an upcycled glass bottle. Place a lamp shade on top of the bottle, plug in the shade, and there you are. The simplest lamp ever.
Keep your bottle functional by turning it into a water pitcher. You can make a gorgeous display so that your water always looks refreshing. Add in your own decorations to personalize the project.
Turn your old glass bottles into a party favorite by adding in glow sticks. Place a different colored stick in each bottle. When the lights are off your bottles will really shine.
Keep all your bathroom utensils in one place with this genius hack. Slice the edge of a wine bottle and use the top or bottom to store your utensils. This trick will definitely cut down on storage space.
You can never have too many decorations for Halloween. Paint a glass bottle and put it on display. Just be sure it is out of the way of trampling children.
Use your old glass bottles to store bulk foods, like beans and lentils. You can even stack them to cut down on space. Just pour a little out whenever you need it.
Make your own soap pump from your favorite bottle. Just transfer the top of an ordinary soap pump onto a glass bottle. Make sure everything fits properly, or you will have a mess on your hands.
This craft would look great on a table or shelf. Decorate your favorite old bottle to hold pictures, quotes, or whatever you want. This is the perfect opportunity to get creative.
This is the perfect project for upcycling your fun colored glasses. Hang the bottles around a round base, and place a light in the center. The different colored glass will reflect the light in beautiful ways.
This craft provides an elegant touch to any room. Place small bottles side by side in a wooden box. If it doesn’t already have holes in the top, drill some in and place your favorite flowers or plants in each bottle.
Upcycle your favorite bottle into a jewelry box. This fun little twist will really let your personality shine through your decorations. Plus it’s an elegant way to keep your favorite accessories.
Release your inner artist by making a mosaic on this innovative canvas. This is perfect if you love art but your walls are already full. It can add so much color to a room.
Take your decor to the next level with this elegantly decorated vase. Wrap your old glass bottles for an extra refined look. You can make it match any theme with simple color adjustments.
A little paint can change a bottle in a dramatic way. Turn your old bottles into artwork that you can display in your home.
Whether you don’t have much space in your backyard or your garden is already full, you could use a suspended planter. Glass bottles make the perfect place for your plants to grow without taking up any ground space. They will make your back yard look lush and peaceful.
Slice your bottle in half to turn it into two serving trays. Now you can stack your favorite food on top of your favorite bottle. You may even be emptying another bottle as you enjoy all this.
Turn your old bottles into hanging lights that will give your room the perfect ambiance. These lights would be perfect in the kitchen or dining room. To learn how to make this craft, follow this link.
This would be perfect for entertaining guests late at night. Make several and secure them into the walls around your backyard. When the sun goes down they will turn your home into a magical destination.
Maybe you are a little too old for a friendship bracelet, but you can never outgrow the concept of keepsakes with friends. Your friends can decorate bottles together for a fun, artistic evening, and they can each take a bottle back to their homes.
Turn your old bottles into a mini garden to take care of all your fresh herb needs. You can use the bottom of the bottle as a base and the top as the planter piece. To learn how to make these planters click here.
This craft would make a great gift for a friend or loved one. Pick a few fun bottles of different sizes, then tie them together. Add in a few flowers, and you have a beautiful display.
Shake it up a bit by keeping your vase upside down. Suspend it from the wall or from the ceiling, and let the plant face the floor. This will definitely attract the attention of your guests.
This is a great way to repurpose those weird-shaped bottles you’ve been holding on to. Stick in some soil and some succulents. The green will really brighten up a room.
This craft is just too cute. Create a beautiful scene, or make your favorite characters come to life. These bottles will definitely liven up the room.