Ideas for Reusing Glass Bottles

I have a herd (herd?) of glass bottles sitting in my basement ready for some new life to be breathed into them.

Each bottle once looked like this in its former life.

And (assuming the bride doesn’t want her bottles back) here are some reincarnated options for my bottles.  I’m excited to turn them into something new soon!  But what???
Candle holders
photo credit: This is Glamourous

photo credit: Design Fetish
photo credit: Green Head

photo credit: Ruffled

photo credit: The Nest

photo credit: Design Sponge

photo credit: Ruffled

photo credit: Intoxicated Zodiac
photo credit: Design Sponge


photo: Pottery Barn

photo: FCL Style
Gardening Things
photo: Garden Web
Coffee Table
photo: PR Web
Wow.  Who knew there were so many cool things one could do with an empty wine bottle?  (She is never going to let me keep them now, huh?  Drat!)

**If you’re wondering how to cut glass, this is the best DIY video I’ve seen so far (and I’ve watched several). Wine Bottle Cutting 30 seconds Perfect Edge Bottle Cutter GreenPowerScience Bottleneck Guitar Slide

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  1. The Barnett Family says

    What some neat-o ideas…..I would like to make a bottle tree for my flower garden. Thanks for sharing and some inspiration!

  2. Jemsmom says

    I love those on the steps with the candles in them! I wonder how they cut the bottoms off. It tried to drill a hole one time in a glass jar… didn't go so well! Cute ideas!

  3. Carmen says

    There are some amazing ideas here. I have a couple of skinny bottles; red and blue. I've kept them for years. Maybe it's time to utilize them!

  4. Craftify It! says

    Thanks for the how to video! Very interesting & makes me want to go cut some bottles in half! Can't wait to see what you do with yours…

  5. Jen @ says

    Those are great ideas! I think my favorite are the ones on the wall with the metal holders and those outdoor ones. So cool!

    Thanks Beth! Love ya!


  6. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Wow, I didn't realize there were so many ideas! I think the bottles with the taper attachment to hold candles on the top are my favorite.

  7. Head Neatherer says

    There is an old plantation house on Highway 1 south of Natchitoches, La that has an entire garden (aptly named "The Bottle Garden) completely outlined and separated with old wine bottles. It is absolutely beautiful and I have always wanted to do something like that. Thanks for the other great ideas!!

  8. Kathleen Frances says

    Loved this post! Especially the video. When I saw the blow torch as first I thought, oh no way. But when he showed how he really did it I thought wow, that's actually doable. So creative.

  9. family of 4 on the move! says

    Wow you just made my love for wine take on a whole new light! I need to buy more bottles now. I love love love the torches outside..sooo nice!!

    I have following your blog for a while now and I love your ideas and you truly have inspired me on many occasions. For that I would love for you to come over to my blog and accept an award I have for you!!

  10. Anonymous says

    First: the bride loves you so very much.

    Second: the bride wishes that you use the bottles to your heart's content.

    love to you!

    Meg "the Bride" Hoover 😉

  11. Andrea says

    The glass cutting tutorial was WONDERFUL! So easy! And I DEFINITELY need to use some wine bottles for my flower baskets.

  12. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys says

    I've been saving wine glass bottles to make a chandelier like the one on the Oregon Live photo you posted. I am definately buing that wine cutter tool. Thanks so much for posting the video tutorial.

  13. says

    Wow! These collection of ideas for using old wine bottles are amazing! I was able to pull off making some candle holders and I have to say it was a fun process but a lot easier than some of these. absolutely fantastic!

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