Glass bottles are meant to be reused and there’s an infinity of ways in which that can be done which is why we chose to only focus on wine bottle crafts for now. Today we’ll show how you can repurpose old glass bottles into unique decorations and accessories for your home. For a lot of these projects you’ll need a bottle cutter which is actually a pretty handy tool to have around for when you get creative. With this, you can turn bottles into vases in no time. We also have a lot of cool and inspiring ideas that you can do without altering the structure or form of the bottle in any way. But enough with the spoilers. Let’s get down to it.

First, we’ll show you how to cut glass bottles, in case you’ll need to do this as part of a project that you like. The first step is to remove the label off the bottle using warm water, dish soap and a rough sponge. Then let the bottle dry completely. Decide where you want the cut to be, adjust the glass cutter and roll the bottle on the blade, scoring a line all the way around it. Put the bottle into a pot of boiling water and keep it there for about 30 seconds. Remove the bottle and drip some cool water on the scored area. This should help the glass break. After that, take some sandpaper and smooth down the edge.

Using chalkboard paint, you can give a simple glass bottle a permanent label so you can use it later as a custom container or as a vase. Our video tutorial suggests to first paint the whole bottle in a color that you like but you could skip this step if you wish to leave parts of the glass exposed. The important thing is to then tape off an area and to paint it with a few coats of chalkboard paint. Let it dry, remove the tape and customize the label with a message.

If you want you can combine several glass bottles into a chic centerpiece. For that, you’d have to fashion a wooden holder. You can do that using four small pieces of wood. You’ll have to assemble them into a frame and to make some holes in the top section so the necks of the bottles can fit through. Use glue to secure the wood pieces and then paint or stain the frame. When the paint is dry, you can add the bottles. Now you have a beautiful bottle centerpiece which you can further customize however you want.

You can do a lot of cool things using recycled glass bottles, including some cute containers for homemade candles which you can then offer as gifts or display around your home. This is all really easy. You basically just have to score the bottles with a cutter and then to safely break the glass along that line. You can do this at home using a water bath technique. When the bottles are cut, smooth down the edges with sandpaper and then fill the containers with wax and wicks. We found this project on Lovelygreens.

If you have the time, you could do a little bit of research on how to tie knots to make beautiful macrame projects so you can then use that knowledge to decorate some empty glass bottles. You won’t need much for this project: just some twine, mod podge, a glue gun, corks and something to put in the bottles once you’re done, like flowers, sand or whatever else you have in mind. Check out Cameocottagedesigns for more inspiration.

If you can find a few small glass bottles by any chance, you could tie them in a bunch to make a cute cluster of tiny vases. It’s an idea that we got from Neuerstoff. It’s all very simple. First, clean the bottles and remove their labels. Then arrange five of them into a flower-shaped cluster and wrap some leather cord around them. To make the ensemble more sturdy, you could put a dab on glue on the bottles and secure them together.

Turning vine bottles into table centerpieces is one of the easiest things you can do. You can simply get rid of the labels and put some flowers in the bottle and call it a vase or you can spend some extra time decorating the bottle so truly make it look like a beautiful centerpiece. One of the options is to spray paint the bottle once you’ve got rid of the label and the adhesive. Coat in three even layers of paint (that’s usually what it takes to get a solid color). Then, if you want, you can use chalk or a chalk marker to write a number of each centerpiece. {found on inspiredbythis}.

Don’t these hanging vases look great? As you can see, they’re nothing more than recycled glass bottles which means you could do something just as beautiful for your own home. Start by cleaning the bottles (you’ll need three in total). Then take some rope and a hot glue gun and tie a knot around the neck of one of the bottles, securing it in place with glue. Then continue wrapping the rope around the neck and adding glue until you’ve got a nice and secure set of loops. After that, you can do the same thing for the second and third bottles, leaving a bit of rope in between them so they can then hang from each other. Find out more about this on ohohblog.

We love to customize simple, everyday objects using paint so we’re pretty excited to show you how to transform glass bottles into stylish vases using this method. You can do the same thing with jars. In addition to the glass bottles or jars, you’ll also need some glass or ceramic paint, paintbrushes and tape. There are many different strategies to choose from. For example, you can draw something on the bottle (freehand) or you could use tape to mark a geometric pattern. {found on gardentherapy}.

Since we mentioned using paint and tape to make plain glass bottles look chic and stylish, check out all these cool striped designs that we found on homeyohmy. These are glass bottles which have been customized and turned into cute vases. Each has a different color and they look wonderful in groups. You can also experiment with other patterns if you’d like.

A little bit of spray paint can go a long way. Curious how you can use it to turn glass bottles into vases? We already showed you a few ideas and we’re now back with a bunch of neon-colored ombre vases that look exquisite. We found them on bespoke-bride. To make something similar you’ll need glass bottles of various shapes and sizes, neon-colored spray paint and a newspaper. Check out the instructions for details.

A similar but somewhat easier method involves dipping glass bottles in paint. It’s an idea described in detail on sayyes. The process is extremely simple. Take a glass bottle, remove the label and clean it thoroughly. Then take a thick rubber band or some tape and delineate a section at the bottom. Dip that area in paint and then let it dry. Remove the band or tape and enjoy your new and unique vase.

Have you ever used paper doilies to decorate everyday objects. It’s very easy and you can make some really interesting and beautiful things using this method. For example, take some paper doily pieces, coat them with glue on one side and attach them to a clean and dry glass bottle, then seal them with more glue. Let the glue dry and apply a coat or two of clear acrylic spray. Now you have some lovely bottles which you can use in various ways around the house. {found on craftiments}

As it turns out, glass bottles are highly versatile and can be transformed in all sorts of cool ways. You can even use a few of them to make a unique coat rack. According to instructables, you can make something like this using three empty glass bottles and a scrap piece of wood. The tricky part is securing these elements together and you can definitely get creative when it comes to that.

Aren’t you tired of having to constantly water your plants? You can solve that problem and save time in the process if you turn a bunch of glass bottles into self-watering planters. They’re great for small plants so you’ll still have take care of the bigger ones, unless you can find find larger bottles that you can use in a similar fashion. Here’s what you need to do: cut the tops off the wine bottles, sand the edge to make it smooth and then fill them with soil and add the plants. Place the planters neck down in a jar partially filled with water. We found this cool idea on littleprojectiles.

Did you know you can upcycle an empty glass bottle into a bird feeder? It’s not even that difficult. Cut off the bottom of the bottle, drill two holes close to the edge, on either side, sand down the edge to make it smooth and then glue a plate on to seal off the bottle. Pour seeds and other things that birds like to eat into the bottle through the neck and then hang the new bird feeder in a tree or on your porch. {found on thegardenroofcoop}.

Since the easiest thing you could do with a glass bottle is turn it into a vase, we’ll show you a few more methods which you can use to give bottles a stylish makeover for this purpose. First, let’s see how you can make ombre spray-painted bottle vases in the colors of the fall. It’s something that we found on BRIT. Start by cleaning the bottles, removing the labels and then painting them all white. After the white paint has dried, spray paint the middle section orange and then the bottom yellow.

For the project featured on seevanessacraft there’s no need for any kind of paint. Instead, you’ll be using jute string, a hot glue gun and some ribbon. Starting at the top of the bottle, put a dab of hot glue on the rim and then wrap twine around the bottle, adding more glue as you cover more surface. Continue until you reach the bottom. Secure the end of the jute to the bottle with glue. Then use ribbon to tie a cute little bow around the bottle or make two more vases and tie them all together in a cluster.

The glass bottle showed on savedbylovecreations looks pretty interesting but it’s not its original design. It started out as a plain, clear glass wine bottle. Then, little by little, it was transformed into this cool container. The process involved frosted glass paint in turquoise and white and a cosmetic sponge. If you want to make something similar, start at the bottom of the glass and lightly apply turquoise paint with the sponge. Then gradually mix it with some white paint as you advance towards the top.

Puffy paint can be pretty fun to work with, as shown on jaderbomb. Once these were simply sparkling water bottles but now they’re chic and colorful vases. It’s all thanks to puffy paint. You can use the same method to decorate your own glass bottles. After you choose the colors that you want to use, start putting dots of puffy paint on the bottles, in any pattern you want.

These bottle vases featured on creativejewishmom are decorated with tissue paper. They were first primed and painted and when the paint was dry, the tissue paper was glued on. At the end, mod podge was applied over the tissue with a brush to seal it in place. If you like the idea, you can turn this into a fun diy project for the kids. They can either cover the whole bottle with tissue paper or just parts of it.

Don’t these coastal-themed bottle centerpieces look exquisite? We love how chic and stylish they are so we’ll show you how to make something similar for yourself. You’ll need glass bottles of various sizes, glass paint, a glue gun, dowel rods, shells and coral and some twine. Fist, clean and then paint the bottles by pouring some paint in and then swirling it around. While they dry (this should take a day or two) paint the lid of the bottle and glue a piece of coral to it. For the bottles that have corks instead of lids, make a hole in the cork, glue a piece of a dowel to a shell and then insert the visible dowel piece into the cork, gluing it in place.

Speaking of coastal-themed decors, check out this stylish project featured on sadieseasongoods. It’s a vintage milk bottle basket filled with painted bottle vases. The bottles were painted using two methods. One involved some sea-glass spray paint and the other some etch-effect paint. All the bottles were then coated with clear polyurethane spray to preserve the frosty paint. The basket was decorated with burlap ribbon.

If you don’t want to go through all the trouble of upcycling bottles into vases yourself, you can find some ready-made ones on etsy. This famkhouse-style wall mounted vase set looks really chic and, if you want, you can make something like this yourself. You just need glass bottles, some scrap pieces of wood and some metal fittings. You can paint the bottles if you want or you can leave them as they are and just remove the labels.

Turn glass bottles into picture frames. Yes, you can actually do that. Take a bottle, clean it and remove the label, then pour some sand and small shells into the bottle. After that, roll the photo and slide it into the bottle. Push it down and open it up a little so it molds around the glass or, if it’s smaller, so it stands up straight into the sand and shells. We found this idea on diynetwork.

You can customize glass bottles to suit every occasion. For instance, to celebrate 4th of July, you could make something patriotic. Take some glass bottles and paint them red or blue. Then take some star templates and paint a bunch of little white stars on the bottles. You can also add some little dots that could look like fireworks. Use the bottles as centerpieces. {found on themelrosefamily}

Here’s something cute you can make for Christmas. These are Coca Cola bottles turned into little Christmas trees. This was done using green paint, a hot glue gun, mini tree decorations and a few other things like pompoms, bells and bows. Paint the bottles green and then glue all the cute ornaments on them, like you would on a miniature Christmas tree. Check out all the details on dreamalittlebigger.

The project showed on thewickerhouse is not tied to any particular occasion. It’s something you can make whenever you want. These glass bottles have been painted white and then pages out of old books were cut into various cute forms and then glued onto the bottles. You can make all sorts of chic book page ornaments, like butterflies, flowers or insects.

By simply cutting off the bottom of a glass bottle, you can turn that into a candle cover. It’s an idea that we got from etsy. To cut the bottles, check out the details at the beginning of the article. It shouldn’t be too difficult if you follow the instructions and you use the right tools.

Remember that recycled glass bottle bird feeder we showed you before? That was a fairly simple diy project. If you like challenges, we have something else you might want to try. We found this tutorial on mommayyougathome. It shows you how to make a bird feeder that looks like a cute little house. You need a wine bottle, some wood, a few screws, nails or a staple gun, wire rope, an L hook, and 2 washers.

In case you’ll ever want to upcycle some glass bottles into a wind chime, we’ll show you an easy tutorial that we found on wikihow and which is related to that. It involves glass bottles, a glass cutter, corks, screw-in hooks, metal chains and beads, shells and other things that could be used as decorations on a wind chime.

Another thing you can turn an old glass bottle into is a tiki torch. For that you need a bottle, some cotton string, salt, boric acid, nuts and washers and torch fuel. First, make the wick.  Combine a tbsp of salt with 2 tbsp of boric acid and a cup of water. Mix well and then pour this into a jar. soak the cotton string in this mixture for at least 12 hours. Then let it dry. Now you’re ready to make the torch. Choose a washer bit enough to cover the mouth of the bottle and keep adding smaller and smaller ones until the last opening is small enough to keep the wick in place. Fill the bottle half-way with torch fluid. {found on greenlivingideas}

Can’t find a decent dish soap bottle? Make tour own. You need an olive oil bottle, adhesive stencil vinyl, a cutter, glass etching cream and a paint brush. You’ll first have to make the stencil. Then apply a thick coat of glass etching cream on the stencil, making sure it only covers the letters. Let it sit. Follow the directions on the cream bottle or use your experience. Maybe you can use the description on unsophisticook as inspiration.

Apart from using glass bottles to make vases and other simple decorations, they can also be used in more complex projects. For example, you could use some bottles to make a custom shelving unit like the one shown on instructables. The bottles keep the wooden shelves apart and give the unit a unique look with lots of character.

Another interesting idea is make a chandelier out of repurposed glass bottles. It’s not as easy as making a vase but not as difficult as you’re probably imagining either. Follow the instructions offered on diynetwork carefully and everything should work out fine.

We’ll end with a grand project: a wall made of recycled glass bottles. It’s definitely a very interesting idea which can be adapted for porches, gardens and even interior spaces where the wall can be a room divider. The idea came from upcyclegardenstyle.

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