Reduce waste, and upcycle used glass bottles!

This post will get you some tips on reusing and upscaling old bottles in storage So it’s time to get creative! By simply adding paint, twine, or other decorative craft supplies, you can give an old bottle a new purpose. Here are three easy and creative ways you can upcycle your old bottles.

Bottle Garden Decor

Want to spruce up your garden or home’s walkway without breaking the bank? You can use old glass bottles to keep your dirt where it should be and spice up your garden with your unique individual style.  Dig a trench about the height of the bottles around your garden bed or walkway and place the bottles facedown in the trench, side-by-side along the edge of the garden bed or walkway. Next, replace the dirt you removed when you dug the trench, filling the dirt around the bottles and tap the dirt around each bottle with your hands so the bottles are secured firmly in the ground.

Bottle Vases

No need to spend money on purchasing new vases, this yarn-wrapped bottle vase idea found on Bob Vila’s website is perfect for those who want to add new décor to their home, but are on a tight budget. All you need is a spool of yarn and some glue to keep the yarn in place. Starting at the bottom, wrap the yarn snugly around the bottle and glue it in place so no glass shows. Apart from yarn, we can also use twine to wrap around for a different look. Another option is to get some glass paint and use the bottles as your unique canvas to show off your art skills.

Glass Soda Bottle Bird Feeder

Once you decide on the bottle to use, , find something to hold the neck to keep it in place (for example, a small glass). Next, under running water, use a 1-inch diamond drill bit to make a hole in the bottom of the bottle. As this is the most difficult part of the project, check out wikiHow’s article on how to drill a hole in glass before doing this step.

After you’ve made the hole in the glass, drill a hole in the center of the chicken feeder base and soda bottle cap. Then, connect the turnbuckle and steel rod by removing one of the eyehooks from the turnbuckle and screwing the rod into place.  Feed the steel rod through the top of the bottle, past the hole in the bottom of the bottle and through the hole in the chicken feeder. Firmly press the bottle cap down on the lip of the bottle. Holding the feeder upside down, place the washer over the threaded rod and screw the wing nut in place. Next, attach a hook and string to the top of the soda bottle cap and fill your bird feeder with your favorite seeds and reattach the bottom. Voila, you now are ready to feed the birds!

Pro Tip: Use WD-40® Multi-Use Product to remove the labels off the glass bottles.


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