If you’re an avid DIYer, you probably find it pretty difficult to throw away items like glass jars, wine bottles, and mason jars, even when you have a sizable pile growing in your craft room or garage.
Today is your lucky day!
We’ve scoured the internet to find some of the best and most creative ways to upcycle old glass jars and bottles into brand new, awesome gifts and decor items. You won’t believe what you can do with those old jars!
Branch Vases – You can completely hide the old jar by hot gluing twigs gathered from around your backyard to it. The result is a beautiful vase that will look great whether it’s used indoors or outdoors.
Liquor Bottle Soap Dispenser – This is a really neat and useful way to reuse an old bottle, and it doesn’t require any glass cutting! After finishing a bottle of liquor, wash the bottle, add your favorite soap, and add a nice dispenser to the top. Great to give as a gift!
Painted Jar Lanterns – Paint, mod podge, and tea lights help transform these old jars into lovely, colorful luminaries that look great in your home or on your patio!
Citronella Candles – The addition of glass marbles to the bottom of each wine bottle really kicks this project up to the next level. This is a great way to deter bugs without resorting to tacky tiki torches.
Liquor Bottle Lamp – This is another awesome project that’s the perfect way to utilize the remains of an expensive bottle of liquor. Transform a larger bottle into an utterly unique lamp.
Wine Bottle Serving Platters – A simple slice out of each bottle transforms them into beautiful and unique serving dishes.
Mason Jar Tissue Holder – If you don’t really like the way tissue boxes look, this DIY might be perfect for you. With paint, some accents, and a few modifications to the top, you can transform a mason jar into a gorgeous tissue dispenser that doesn’t take up hardly any countertop space.
Twine-Wrapped Mason Jar Vases – With a bit of twine, you can completely transform mason jars into rustic-chic vases. Add large, brightly colored blooms to enhance the effect.
Self-Watering Planters – These planters are perfect for growing an indoor herb garden. Plus, if you tend to forget to water your plants, these will water themselves!
Garden Border – Remove the labels from your jars and bottles, then arrange them upside down along your planting beds to create a unique and colorful border.
Hummingbird Feeder – With a few simple modifications, any wine bottle can become a colorful hummingbird feeder. Add a copper accent to really dress it up.
Mondrian-Inspired Mason Jars – With some paint, you can turn mason jars into a lovely work of art. These look especially fantastic when filled with a tea light or flameless luminary.
Candy Apothecary Jar – An old pickle jar can easily be dressed up into a lovely candy jar that will look great in your kitchen or on your desk at work.
Organizing with Upcycled Pickle Jars – Remove the labels, deodorize your jars, then add chalkboard labels to the side and paint the tops. Your pantry will look organized and clean before you know it!
Upcycled Sea Glass – You can make your own lovely sea glass bottles to display around your home very easily. Add rope and ribbons to take this craft to the next level!
Wine Bottle Bird Feeder – Turn any wine bottle into a self-filling bird feeder without any cutting! This is a great gift to give bird lovers.