Glass bottles are part of our everyday life, in the products we use every day. Recycling is always better than ordinary waste. Crafting with glass bottle is a simple, inexpensive and practical option to re-use empty bottles. Using 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 compose in different types of decorative objects. Today we will show you several examples to inspire you.
Craft models with glass bottle
There are many craft possibilities to make with glass bottles. The important thing is to search for many references and watch the videos using the right techniques. To facilitate this work, we separate the main references of craftwork with glass bottle:
Glass Bottle Vase
Creating a vase is one of the quickest and most practical alternatives to use with a glass bottle. If you have preference for flowers, one option is to create holes in the bottle to fit them in a different way.
Picture 1 - Glass bottle vase with colored stripes.
Picture 2 - Glass bottle vase with holes to house flowers.
Picture 3 - Glass bottle painted white as flower pot.
In this proposal, the dark bottle became a vessel that received a white paint and a delicate fabric at its base.
Picture 4 - Bottles of wines suspended to house plants.
Picture 5 - Glass bottle vases for flowers fixed to a wooden stand.
The bottles were attached on top to a wooden base on the wall. They received a delicate flower-shaped painting. A practical solution to have at home.
Picture 6 - Glass bottle as vase lined with fabric with flowers.
This transparent bottle received was covered by 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 a detail, create ties with straw or string.
Image 8 - Vase with blue striped paint.
Image 9 - Glass bottle cut as a fixed vase the wall in metallic holder.
This bottle was cut at its top and fixed to a metal stand, from end to end to form a hanging vase.
Image 10 - Cut glass vase.
Image 11 - Glass bottle cut as a potted plant.
Image 12 - Bottles of soda glass as flower pot.
Image 13 - Colored vases made with glass bottles.
Image 14 - Single vases with various bottles.
Picture 15 - Bottles painted with colored drawings
This example used an embossed paint to make the color drawings.
Pounded glass bottle (melted)
This type of bottle is certainly more complex to be made, since it needs a special oven to warm the bottles to a high temperature. Over time they become deformed and get this "crumpled" aspect. At the end of the post we have the video explaining how this process is done.
Image 16 - Crumpled bottle to serve as a tray.
This type of application serves well for object support or as a food tray and snacks.
Image 17 - Clock made based on glass bottle.
Image 18 - Glass bottles as support for cutlery.
Melted bottles can be used to support cutlery and other tableware.
Glass bottle with newspaper
Enjoy that old newspaper to coat your glass bottles. Create cutouts and paste them differently as in the examples below.
Image 19 - Glass bottle vase coated with newspaper.
Image 20 - Bottle covered with newspaper and magazine collages.
Glass bottle with crochet
For anyone who loves to crochet, an alternative is to create vase covers and pots made from bottles. It protects and creates a different look. See below:
Image 21 - Small glass bottle vases with crochet cover.
Painted glass bottle
Glass bottles can be painted to form beautiful illustrations and colorful designs. The inks you can use are:
- Ink latéx (PVA) for handicrafts;
- Water-based enamel paint;
- Acrylic paint;
- Stained glass varnish (to leave the colored bottle)
Use your creativity to make your bottle beautiful. Check out some examples below:
Image 22 - Beautiful glass bottle with paint.
In this example, the dark bottle was painted with lilac / pink paint with small flowers.
Image 23 - Bottle with dark paint and white dashes.
In this example, the bottle received a dark paint as the base and then the flower designs were made. A relief ink in white color and red details was used.
Glass bottle with candle
How about leaving your surroundings more rustic and cozy at night by combining the bottles with the candles? In addition to the simple joining of the two objects, it is possible to create beautiful compositions of lamps with metallic supports, flowers, stones and other details.
Image 24 - Suspended luminaire with glass bottle.
Picture 25 - Support for candle with glass bottle.
A simple and practical solution. The bottle was filled with stones and on its top was fitted a white candle. Useful for composing in dining room, kitchen or kitchen decor.
Image 26 - Glass bottle as wick holder.
Image 27 - Candle holder made with cut glass bottle.
Image 28 - Glass bottle wrapping the candle.
Image 29 - Suspended luminaire with glass bottle and candle.
Picture 30 - Support for candles with glass bottle.
Picture 31 - Support for candle coated with prints.
Image 32 - Cut glass bottles that house the candle and other objects.
Image 33 - Glass bottle with balls and candle.
Image 34 - Cut glass bottle housing candle.
Another option is to draw souvenirs or gifts to be able to sell them. In this example, the bottles are cut, filled with the candle, gained an adhesive and received a packaging.
Image 35 - Glass bottle cut as a candle holder.
Image 36 - Glass bottle with candles.
Sliced glass bottle
Image 37 - Glass bottle cut out as a different dish for a meal.
Image 38 - Cut glass bottle jars.
Image 39 - Bottle of champagne cut to form a trunk holder.
Image 40 - Glass bottle cut to support candles and other objects.
Lamp and lamp with glass bottle
Image 41 - Suspended luminaire made with orange glass bottle.
Image 42 - Lamp with green drink bottles around the lamp.
Picture 43 - Lamp made with wood and suspended glass bottles.
Image 44 - Table lamp made with frosted drink bottle.
Image 45 - Lamp with piece of glass bottle around the lamp.
Image 46 - Suspended luminaire with glass bottles.
Picture 47 - Lamp made with pipes and bottles.
Picture 48 - A simple lamp.
Penduricals with glass bottle
Image 49 - Bottle painted and cut.
Image 50 - Crumpled bottle with hanging glass rings.
Image 51 - Chain of stones hanging with glass bottle.
Image 52 - Penduricalho with pieces of glass.
Image 53 - Penduricalho made with transparent bottle.
Image 54 - Penduricalho made with blue glass bottle.
Items for birds with glass bottle
Image 55 - Container for bird feed with glass bottle.
Image 56 - Wooden stand with glass bottle to store birdseed.
Image 57 - Metal holder with glass bottle to store birdseed.
Glass bottle jars
Image 58 - With white coating.
Image 59 - Glass bottle jars with colorful stripes.
Glass Bottles with Christmas Lighting
Image 60 - Christmas illumination with glass bottles.
Image 61 - Christmas lights with sunflowers inside the bottle.
Image 62 - Frosted bottle with lamps and straw tie on the top.
Glass bottle with stained glass
Image 63 - Glass bottle with stained glass.
More pictures of craft with glass bottle
Image 64 - Art with bottle on bottle.
Image 65 - To store sweets.
Image 66 - Bottle backgrounds on the bathroom wall.
Picture 67 - Another example of bottle on bottle.
Image 68 - Candle holder.
Picture 69 - Support for beer bottles made with another kneaded bottle.
Image 70 - Art with metals and blue bottles.
Picture 71 - How about creating a small glass of cachaça with the top of a bottle of soda?
Image 72 - A toothpick made with the tip of the cut glass bottle.
Image 73 - Bottles decorated with other pieces of glass.
Image 74 - Glass bottles with printed cover.
Picture 75 - Bracelet with small rings of glass bottles.
Picture 76 - Bottle as door bracelets.
Image 77 - Bottles decorated with jewelry, photos and stones.
Image 78 - Metal earring made with pieces of glass from bottles.
Image 79 - Hummingbird made from pieces of glass.
Image 80 - Bottle decoration with plant hanging from the head.
Step by step glass bottle crafts
Do not forget to watch the techniques and examples on video, surely they will help at the time of making your own crafts. Check below the technique used to melt bottles, leaving them looking "wrinkled":
In the video below, see how the bottles are cut using the string method:
More examples of glass bottle crafts: