Rather than throw away old glass bottles, here are 11 ways to reuse them around the house

Growing up, we were all taught to recycle things like paper, plastic, cardboard, and glass bottles. While this is still important to do as it helps conserve precious resources and protects our environment, there are some better ways to utilize these materials.

Here is another post that shows how you can upcycle glass bottles to create some beautiful decorations and crafts.

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Glass bottle picture frame

Put a photo inside a glass bottle. This adds a vintage-look and feel to any home.

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To create a glass bottle picture frame, first remove the labels from the glass bottles by using hot water and soap. Then use a flat tool to remove the label.

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Next, roll up the photo you would like to use. You can add seashells and marbles to the base of the jar to create a “beachy” feel to it. Put the photo into the bottle.

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Add some decorations to the glass bottle to really make it stand out from the rest of the room.

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Patriotic drinking glasses

Serve your guests cold drinks on July 4th in these patriotic-themed bottles.

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Create a glass vase

Follow this tutorial to create a beautiful vase for plants and flowers.

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Vase with unique design

Create a stunning, but minimalistic vase. This is unique and one-of-a-kind, but it’s not too loud.

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First, cut out a design from an old book or newspaper.

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Then, use a flat white paint to cover the glass bottle.

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Finally, glue the paper design onto the bottle, and you have yourself a unique-looking vase!

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Empty storage bottles

VOSS water bottles and other glass water bottles with caps are perfect to store dry goods like pasta.

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Glass spray bottle

Rather than use a plastic spray bottle, use an old glass twist-top bottle as a base for a spray bottle.

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Winter wonderland decorations

Why buy winter decorations each year when you can make your own at home?

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To do this, you will need epsom salt, white paint, newspaper, and a glass bottle.

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Paint a bottle and then coat it with epsom salt that is spread across a newspaper.

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The epsom salt will stick to the paint, and you will have a vase that looks like it’s covered in snow.

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Candlestick holder

Coat a glass bottle in gold paint. Then add a candle to them. This is perfect for any romantic evening!

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Greeting

Add letters to a glass bottle to form a word. This can be a great greeting.

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Bird feeder

A glass bottle is the perfect DIY bird feeder for the yard.

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Timeless drinking glasses

Cut a branded glass bottle to create a drinking glass that is a timeless classic.

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Oil lamps for the outdoors

Using tiki wick, kerosene, and a lighter you can create an oil lamp that is perfect for an evening outside.

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Jenny Brown
Jenny Brown is a senior writer at Shareably. She is based in San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.

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