How to Reuse Pretty Bottles into DIY Projects

Do you have a collection of pretty bottles that you dont want to throw away? Maybe they are wine bottles, vodka bottles, gin bottles, liquor bottles, perfume bottles, or even plastic bottles. Whatever they are, you can turn them into something useful and beautiful with some creativity and a few supplies. Here are some ideas to inspire you.

1. Make a vase

One of the simplest ways to reuse a bottle is to turn it into a vase. You can either leave the bottle as it is, or paint it with your favorite color. You can also add some embellishments, such as ribbons, stickers, or glitter. Fill the bottle with water and some fresh or artificial flowers, and you have a lovely vase for your table or shelf.

2. Make a candle holder


Another easy way to repurpose a bottle is to use it as a candle holder. You can either cut off the top of the bottle with a glass cutter or leave it intact. You can also decorate the bottle with paint, beads, or twine to give the bottle candle holder a rustic feel. Place a candle inside the bottle and light it up for a cozy and romantic ambiance. If you need some candles check out Snug Scent, Bloom and Wild, or Neom Organics,

3. Make a lamp

If you want to get more creative, you can turn a bottle into a lamp. You will need a lamp kit, a drill, and a lampshade for this project. You can either use the original label of the bottle or cover it with fabric or paper. Drill a hole at the bottom of the bottle and insert the lamp cord through it. Attach the socket and the bulb to the top of the bottle and secure them with glue or tape. Add a lampshade of your choice and plug in your lamp.

4. Make a planter

A bottle can also be used as a planter for your plants. You can either cut off the bottom of the bottle and use it as a pot, or cut off the top of the bottle and use it as a hanging planter. You can also paint or decorate the bottle to match your style. Fill the bottle with soil and plant your favorite herbs, succulents, or flowers. If you need some plants or herbs check out Appleyard Flowers, Leaf Envy, or Bloom and Wild

5. Make a bird feeder

A bottle can also be used as a bird feeder for your feathered friends. You will need a wooden board, some nails, and some wire for this project. Cut off the bottom of the bottle and nail it to the board upside down. Drill two holes on opposite sides of the bottle and insert a wire through them to make a handle. Fill the bottle with bird seeds and hang it from a tree or a hook.

6. Make a terrarium


Another way to reuse pretty bottles is to turn them into terrariums. A terrarium is a miniature garden inside a glass container. You can use any kind of bottle for this project, as long as it has a wide opening. You will need some pebbles, activated charcoal, potting soil, and small plants for this project. First, layer some pebbles at the bottom of the bottle for drainage. Then, add a thin layer of activated charcoal to prevent mold and odors. Next, add some potting soil and plant your plants. You can use moss, ferns, succulents, or any other small plants that can thrive in a humid environment. Finally, water your plants lightly and place the bottle in a bright spot, but not in direct sunlight. Enjoy your mini garden in a bottle.

7. Make a wind chime

You can also use pretty bottles to make a wind chime for your garden or patio. You will need a glass cutter, some sandpaper, some fishing line, and some beads for this project. First, cut off the bottom of the bottle with a glass cutter and smooth the edges with sandpaper. Then, drill a hole in the center of the bottle cap and attach a fishing line to it. Next, string some beads on the fishing line and tie a knot at the end. Repeat this process with as many bottles as you want. Finally, hang the bottles from a branch or a hook and enjoy the soothing sound of the wind chime.

8. Make a soap dispense

You can also use pretty bottles to make a soap dispenser for your bathroom or kitchen. You will need a pump, a drill, and some glue for this project. First, drill a hole in the bottle cap that is big enough for the pump to fit through. Then, insert the pump through the hole and secure it with glue. Next, fill the bottle with liquid soap of your choice. You can also add some essential oils or food coloring to customize your soap. Finally, screw the cap back on and use your soap dispenser as usual.

9. Make a plant propogator

You can also use pretty bottles to propagate new plants and herbs from cuttings. You will need some scissors, some water, and some rooting hormone for this project. First, cut off a healthy stem from your plant or herb of choice and remove any lower leaves. Then, dip the cut end in some rooting hormone and place it in a bottle filled with water. Next, place the bottle in a bright spot, but not in direct sunlight. Change the water every few days and watch for roots to grow. Once the roots are long enough, you can transplant your new plant or herb into a pot or into the ground.

10. Make a Knitted Bottle Cover

You can learn a new skill such as knitting and knit a mini winter wool jumper for your bottles. These will make your bottles simply look like cosy decorations. You will need a knitting kit if you dont have one. Wool And The Gang sell DIY knit and crochet kits to get your started. From there look for a youtube tutorial on how to knit a jumper but do it on a much smaller scale.

These are just some of the ways you can reuse pretty bottles into DIY projects. The only limit is your imagination. So don't throw away those pretty bottles; give them a new life instead.