Recycling Glass Bottles

It has been long since I messed my hands in some DIY chore. I am itching to strike at least one project off my ‘never-ending-master-list’ of projects! My constant struggle is to micro manage my time, in other words I am juggling too many things at the same time but I am learning to respect (and utilize) every precious second in the process. I felt the need to break away from the frenetic routine…7 to 5, week after week, I was missing something…my hobbies my getaway… something that helps keep me sane and recharged:-) Today I managed time… finally recycling glass bottles, a long pending project on my list!

I made this for a friend, who wanted something to adorn a table in her patio. I dug out a couple of empty glass bottles from my recycling stash (you know me, I am hoarder!). I started with tinting the olive oil bottles with glass colors, used  two colors for a double tone effect.

Once dry, I did a freehand dot pattern on the bottles using an ear bud! Just put dots with gold acrylic.

Don’t they look pretty? You can use them as they are or as a flower vase or store salad oil, vinegar etc. The glass colors are water-resistant hence the bottles are washable.

While photographing these bottles I have fallen in love with them! I hope I can give them away 😉

My daughter loves to help me in all DIYs…she is so thrilled with the do-ability of this project that she has started to make a set for herself, keeping her room’s color theme in mind…will post the pictures as soon as she completes it.

Have you any recycled glass bottles projects to share? I’d love a peek! Click here to see how to recycle plastic bottles into hanging planters or how about turning soda/beer cans into pretty luminaries!




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27 thoughts on “Recycling Glass Bottles

  1. Very pretty! Lately I have been very into upcycling projects and really love these bottles! Can’t wait to make some of my own! Thank you for linking up at #MerryMonday!

  2. They came out so pretty! I like the idea of using recycled bottles outside, if it gets broken it’s not a big deal to throw it away. Thanks for sharing! Hello from Merry Monday!

  3. These are so beautiful!! I found your lovely blog on the “My Favorite Things Saturday” blog hop.

  4. Love this, they turned out so pretty! Pinned this and shared on my FB page, can’t wait to try it myself as I am always recycling glass bottles, too. I have a few posts I’ve written on my blog on creative ways to reuse glass bottles if you want to check it out. Also, following you on FB and Pinterest, happy weekend. 🙂

  5. Turned out beautiful! Featuring you at this weekend’s party! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

  6. I have so many bottles that I use as vases/candle holders. I just bought some paint with the idea of dressing them up a bit. You’ve given me ideas.

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