Glass bottles are part of our daily life, in the products we use every day. Recycling is always better than normal garbage. Crafting with glass bottles is an easy, inexpensive, and practical way to reuse empty bottles. With your creativity, you can create pieces with beauty and purpose in your home.
The glass bottles can be painted, cut, coated, broken, melted and kneaded to form various kinds of decorative objects. Today we’re going to show you some examples to inspire you.
Craft models with glass bottle
There are many artisanal ways to make with glass bottles. It is important to look for lots of references and see the videos with the correct techniques. To make this work easier, we separate the main references of handicrafts with glass bottles:
Glass bottle vase
Creating a vase is one of the quickest and most practical alternatives to using it with a glass bottle. If your preference is for flowers, one option is to create holes in the bottle to style it in a different way.
Image 1 – Glass bottle vase with colored stripes.
Image 2 – Glass bottle vase with holes for flowers.
Picture 3 – Glass bottle painted white as a flower pot.
In this proposal, the dark bottle became a vessel that was given a white color and delicate fabric at its base.
Picture 4 – Bottles of wines hanging on indoor plants.
Image 5 – Glass bottle vases for flowers attached to a wooden stand.
The bottles were attached to the top of a wooden base on the wall. They received a delicate flower-shaped painting. A practical solution for the home.
Figure 6 – Glass bottle lined as a vase with flowers.
This transparent bottle was covered with a thin fabric with flowers.
Image 7 – Simple vase with glass bottle.
Quick and practical: fill the transparent bottles with water and place the flowers. To add detail, create ties with straw or twine.
Image 8 – Vase with blue striped paint.
Picture 9 – Glass bottle as a fixed vase cut the wall in metal holder.
This bottle was cut off at the top and attached to a metal stand end to end to create a hanging vase.
Image 10 – Cut glass vase.
Image 11 – Glass bottle cut as a potted plant.
Image 12 – Soda glass bottles as a flower pot.
Image 13 – Colored vases made from glass bottles.
Image 14 – Individual vases with different bottles.
Picture 15 – Bottles painted with colored drawings
In this example, an embossed color was used to create the color drawings.
Crushed glass bottle (melted)
This type of bottle is certainly more complex to make as it requires a special oven to heat the bottles to a high temperature. Over time they become deformed and get that “wrinkled” aspect. At the end of the post we have the video that explains how this process is done.
Picture 16 – Crumpled bottle as a tray.
This type of application works well as a slide or as a tray and snacks.
Picture 17 – clock made of glass bottle.
Image 18 – Glass bottles as a support for cutlery.
Melted bottles can be used to carry cutlery and other dishes.
Glass bottle with newspaper
Enjoy this old newspaper to coat your glass bottles. Create cutouts and paste them differently as in the examples below.
Image 19 – Glass bottle vase covered with newspaper.
Image 20 – Bottle covered with newspaper and magazine collages.
Glass bottle with crochet
For those who love to crochet, an alternative is to make vases and pots out of bottles. It protects and creates a different look. See below:
Image 21 – Small glass bottle vases with crocheted lids.
Painted glass bottle
Glass bottles can be painted to make beautiful illustrations and colorful designs. The inks you can use are:
- Latéx (PVA) inks for handicrafts;
- Water-based enamel paint;
- Acrylic paint;
- Stained glass (to leave the colored bottle)
Use your creativity to make your bottle beautiful. Take a look at some examples:
Image 22 – Beautiful glass bottle with paint.
In this example, the dark bottle has been painted purple / pink with small flowers.
Picture 23 – Bottle with dark color and white lines.
In this example, the bottle was given a dark color as a base and then the flower designs were done. A relief ink of white color with red details was used.
Glass bottle with candle
How about making your environment more rustic and cozy at night by combining the bottles with the candles? In addition to simply connecting the two objects, it is possible to create beautiful compositions of lamps with metallic supports, flowers, stones and other details.
Image 24 – Suspension lamp with glass bottle.
Picture 25 – Candlestick with glass bottle.
A simple and practical solution. The bottle was filled with stones and a white candle was placed on the top. Useful for composing in the dining room, kitchen or kitchen.
Picture 26 – Glass bottle as wick holder.
Image 27 – Candlestick with a cut glass bottle.
Picture 28 – Glass bottle envelops the candle.
Image 29 – Suspension lamp with glass bottle and candle.
Picture 30 – Support for candles with glass bottle.
Picture 31 – Support for candles printed with triggers.
Picture 32 – Cut glass bottles that house the candle and other items.
Picture 33 – Glass bottle with balls and candle.
Picture 34 – Cut glass bottle with candles.
Another option is to draw souvenirs or gifts to sell. In this example the bottles are cut, filled with the candle, given an adhesive and given a packaging.
Picture 35 – Glass bottle cut as a candle holder.
Picture 36 – Glass bottle with candles.
Cut glass bottle
Picture 37 – Glass bottle, cut out as another meal.
Picture 38 – Cut glass bottles.
Picture 39 – A bottle of champagne is cut into a stem holder.
Photo 40 – Glass bottle to support candles and other objects.
Lamp and lamp with glass bottle
Image 41 – Suspension lamp with an orange glass bottle.
Picture 42 – Lamp with green drinking bottles around the lamp.
Picture 43 – Wooden lamp and glass bottles.
Image 44 – Table lamp with a frosted drinking bottle.
Picture 45 – Lamp with a piece of glass bottle around the lamp.
Figure 46 – Suspension lamp with glass bottles.
Picture 47 – Lamp made of tubes and bottles.
Image 48 – A simple lamp.
Penduricals with glass bottle
Image 49 – Painted and cut bottle.
Picture 50 – Crumpled bottle with hanging glass rings.
Image 51 – Hanging from a chain of stones with a glass bottle.
Picture 52 – Penduricalho with pieces of glass.
Figure 53 – Penduricalho made with transparent bottle.
Picture 54 – Penduricalho made with a blue glass bottle.
Objects for birds with glass bottle
Picture 55 – Bird food container with glass bottle.
Picture 56 – Wooden stand with glass bottle for storing birdseed.
Image 57 – Metal holder with glass bottle for storing birdseed.
Glass jars made from glass bottles
Figure 58 – With white coating.
Picture 59 – Glass bottles with colored stripes.
Glass bottles with Christmas lights
Picture 60 – Christmas lights with glass bottles.
Picture 61 – Christmas lights with sunflowers in the bottle.
Image 62 – Frosted bottle with lamps and a straw tie on top.
Glass bottle with stained glass
Picture 63 – Glass bottle with stained glass.
More pictures of craft with glass bottle
Picture 64 – Art with bottle on bottle.
Image 65 – For storing sweets.
Picture 66 – Bottle backgrounds on the bathroom wall.
Figure 67 – Another example of a bottle on bottle.
Image 68 – Candlesticks.
Picture 69 – Support for beer bottles from another kneaded bottle.
Picture 70 – Art with metals and blue bottles.
Image 71 – How about a small glass of cachaça with a bottle of soda?
Picture 72 – A toothpick with the tip of the cut glass bottle.
Picture 73 – Bottles decorated with other pieces of glass.
Image 74 – Glass bottles with printed lids.
Figure 75 – Bracelet with small rings made from glass bottles.
Picture 76 – Bottle as door bracelets.
Image 77 – Bottles decorated with jewelry, photos and stones.
Image 78 – Metal earring with pieces of glass from bottles.
Picture 79 – Hummingbird made of broken glass.
Image 80 – Bottle decoration with plant hanging from the head.
Step by step glass bottle craft
Don’t forget to see the techniques and examples on video, they will surely help you to make your own craft. Check out the technique below that is used to melt bottles and make them look “wrinkled”:
In the following video you can see how the bottles are cut using the string method:
More examples of glass bottle craft: