New and ingenious ways of repurposing empty bottles

There’s not much you can do with an empty wine bottle or any type of glass bottle and not only once you’re empties its content. You could recycle it but it’s usually not worth the trip. Of course, there are also other options. A wine bottle can be repurposed in numerous ways if you just use your imagination. Here are a few examples to get you started.

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Empty wine bottles as such are not exactly pieces of art. But with a little help from you they can become beautiful decorations. For example, you can wrap the bottles in colored thread and display them on a shelf or on the mantel. You just need some colored raffia and some heavy duty glue. Start from the bottom and work your way to the top.{found on craveorcreate}.

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Another great idea is to use the bottles as vases for your flowers. Of course, you would have to give them a makeover first. You can use dishwasher-safe enamel paint. First use a small amount of the paint’s surface conditioner, let it dry and then pour in enamel paint to coat the inside of the bottle. It’s simple and the results are beautiful.{found on martha}.

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Empty bottles can also be used for displaying flowers in a different way. This is a project that works best with plastic bottles. The idea is to remove the bottom and then hang the bottles upside down. You can also put small pebbles on the bottom to hold the plant.{found on poppytalk}.

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If you like beer and have stored a few empty bottles, you can use them for a more elaborate DIY project. You can use them to make a chandelier. Of course, you would need more than just a few bottles for this project. If you have different types of bottles with different colors and prints then the effect will be even more impressive.{found on coolmaterial}.

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Another ingenious idea is to use empty glass bottles to make indoor hanging lamps. They look romantic and they also add warmth and style to your home. To make them you need wine bottles, long lasting, wick, some hardware and a screwdriver. But we’ll show you the whole project and step-by-step instructions in a more elaborate article.{found on apartmenttherapy}.

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Of course, if you would rather stick with something a little more simple, you can turn your wine bottles into candle holders. Their top is already perfect for this project so all you have to do is remove the bottom. You will need a glass cutting kit and sandpaper. You also need patience and dexterity.{found on designsponge}.