When I was a child, my Grandma used to bring us stacks of little vintage craft books on how to repurpose bottles. I think it was her way of reminding us never to waste and to always create your own fun.
Does anyone else remember these?
My sister and I made a couple of the crafts, but the majority of the ideas in the books were merely decorative knick-knacks. (And who needs more of those?)
Bottle repurposing has come a long way over the years with the creations being much more practical and even sophisticated. For instance, why make a pointless, albeit cute, pig out of a detergent bottle when you could turn that same bottle into a watering can? (Something I need to do since my last watering can blew away over the winter.)
Already own a watering can? Then how about:
- an ottoman
- a chandelier
- some tiki torches
- a greenhouse
I recently teamed up with Hometalk to put together a list of brilliant bottle hacks. I’m super excited to try some of them out–especially the garden border made out of wine bottles. Time to start stalking the recycling bins!
Do you currently have a stash of pretty or interesting-shaped bottles that you just can’t bear to toss or recycle? There’s sure to be an idea or two for you in this clipboard. Click on the link above or on the photo below to see all of these amazing (re)uses for glass and plastic bottles!
The beauty of repurposing is that you most likely already own something that can be turned into the very thing you need or want! Some of these ideas may cost you a few bucks, a few pennies or nothing at all, so why not save that bottle from the garbage and end up with a charming vase instead? 🙂
In need of even MORE ideas on how to repurpose bottles? Feel free to visit my Bottles, Bottles Everywhere board on my Pinterest page.
Let’s make it a summer of creating and saving!
What’s your favorite way to repurpose bottles?