Fun With Bottles – How To Turn Them Into Vases

People have been using glass bottles as vases for nearly as long as bottles existed. This comes as a natural thing to do. But simply filling a bottle with water and putting a flower in it doesn’t really count as a transformation. If you’re serious about using bottles as vases, then perhaps you’d like to also find a chic and beautiful way to display or to customize them.


Recycle a few empty wine bottles and turn them into wall-mounted vases. For each vase you’ll need an empty bottle, a top plate connector or ceiling flanges, a 1” split ring hanger, two screws, a piece of threaded rod cut into two pieces and some double sided foam mounting tape. You’ll find a full description of the project on designsponge.

Wall mounted flower vases

Wall-mounted wine bottle vases can actually look very nice. You can leave the labels on if you think they look nice or if they have a beautiful image on them. Use the vases to fill the empty spaces on a wall. Perhaps you can display them on the hallway where there’s usually not much to look at.

Wine bottle centerpiece

Empty wine bottles can also be used as centerpieces. You can either turn them into vases or into candle holders. Either way, the transformation is really simple if you choose to use the idea suggested on inspiredbythis. You’ll need spray paint and adhesive remover for the labels. Also, if you decide to use chalkboard paint, you’ll also need chalk to customize the bottles.

wine bottle vases centerpiece

You can avoid having to remove the labels on the bottles if you cover the bottles with burlap as shown on beauteefulliving. Basically you just have to cut a piece of burlap, wrap it around the bottle and secure it with a hot glue gun. You can then wrap some tape around the neck of the bottle if you want and add some chalk labels which you can stick to the burlap.

Painted wine bottles

Wine bottle aren’t your only option. In fact, you’ve already seen how soda bottles can be used in the same way. Beer bottles can also be turned into vases. Since they don’t usually look pretty, you should consider spray painting them. You can use tape to make some interesting patterns or motifs.{found on brit}.

White painted wine bottles with gold glitted

Any type of glass bottle can be spray painted and turned into a vase. You can also have fun using some glitter or different types of paint. For example, paint the bottle white and then give it a glittery bottom or dip it in some colored paint for a nice contrast.

Hanging wine bottles with flowers

Bottles recycled into vases aren’t just for the dining table or the mantel. They can be used in a lot of beautiful ways. You can event ake them outside and hang them from a tree or display them on a fence. You can do that with some rope or twine. Wrap it around the neck of the bottle and then attach it to any surface.

glass bottles turned into flower vases

As easy as it may be to clean and paint a bottle and call it a vase, one of the problems with that strategy is that you won’t be able to use the vase for bouquets of flowers since the bottle has a narrow neck. The solution can be simple: cutting the bottle. You can find out how to safely do that at home from the instructions provided on ehow.

Sliced glass bottle

If you enjoyed cutting the top of the bottle off, perhaps you can do something a bit more complicated next. An interesting idea suggested on nur-noch is to cut some bottles into slices and to then put them back together alternating different colors. That’s quite an intriguing idea and you should try it if you’e confident you can do it safely.

Basil planter

Or you can just cut off the top of the bottle and sand the edges on both pieces. Then take the top and place it inside the bottle upside down. Use it as a planter. Add some soil and plant some herbs or flowers.

wine bottle sconce

Another idea is to cut off the bottom and to display the bottles on the wall, upside down. Insert a cork so the bottle can hold water in. You can either use this as a vase or as a candle holder. Either way, it will look interesting and pretty.

water plants with a wine bottle

There’s also another way in which you can recycle a wine bottle. This time you won’t be turning it into a vase but into a watering system for your potted plants. Rinse the bottle and fill it with water. Next, stick a cork in it and push it down as far as it will go. Then use a nail to make a hole through the cork. Take the nail out. Insert the bottle upside down into a planter. It will keep the plant hydrated for up to three days. This idea comes from julieblanner.