10 great ways to reuse glass bottles
The problem of bottles accumulating at home happens to all of us. But instead of throwing them away, why not reuse them to make some amazing home decorations? It's a great way to add your own personal touch to your home decor while being environmentally-friendly at the same time. Here are 10 ways you can transform glass bottles into something truly special. Some of them involve cutting the bottles, so here's a video that shows three ways to do it...
Now that you know how to cut them, you can try out some of these ideas...
1. Festive Bottles
With a little paint and some decorations, you can add some very original touches to your next social event. Whether Christmas, Easter or even Halloween, with a little imagination you can set the scene for every season.
2. Photo Bottles
Why settle for the same old picture frames when you can take this unique approach. First, wash out the bottle with water and soap, remove the labels (nail polish remover can help with this), and let it dry.
Now roll up the photo you want to put inside the bottle. To put it in the bottle, use a pencil, paint brush or any other long object. Once inside, try to open the photo a bit to make it look better.
Now it's time for some decoration: sea shells, necklaces... whatever you can think of. The final product is a real eye-catcher.
This is an original and, at the same time, beautiful way to reuse a glass bottle. The added bonus is that you'll gain a few new winged friends:
4. Pretty Vase
With a bottle of vodka you can make a truly artistic vase like the one in the photo. Just wrap zig zag contact paper around it (smooth it with your fingers to avoid bubbles ) and then spray it with two layers of spray paint (in this case, silver). Once the paint is dry, remove the contact paper carefully and voila! The part where the contact paper was left shows the original blue color of the bottle and adds a charming touch to your new decorative vase:
5. Table Lamp
How about a bottle of beer as the base of a customized lamp?
6. Angled Vases
Now that you know how to cut your bottles, you can experiment with different angles and create pieces as original as these:
7. Self-watering Flowerpots
If you're passionate about gardening, you can use your bottles to provide your plants with a home that keeps them watered at the same time. I love this idea!
Using bottles as candlesticks is a great way to add a real rustic touch to your decor and create some nice ambience as well. Looks a bit like something from a fairy tale!
9. Bottle Tree
A great way to add some flair to your backyard or garden.
10. Gift Vases
Homemade gifts are always the best and your friends and family will love your special bottle creations.
Reusing and upcycling aren't just trends — the creations we can achieve with things we normally throw away are often more interesting than anything you can find in a store. Give it a try!