Bottle Recycling Idea

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HELLO! I am so excited to be a part of the Creative Crafts Collaboration Recycled Crafts blog hop today!

Today I’m going to show you how I recycled some old bottles to make some vintage inspired flower vases and home decor.

Recycling old items into beautiful and efficient items is one of my favorite things. Not only is it cost effective, but it’s fun to do, too.

Here’s what I did:

Bottle Recycling Supplies


  • Old jars and bottles
  • Paper from old books and brown paper sacks
  • Vintage inspired prints
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Twine and jute


Bottle Recycling Instructions


  • For my vintage prints I went to Pinterest and searched for “free vintage prints”. I got mine from Bountiful Heirlooms.
  • I cut and ripped around the edges to make them look old and used.

  • Attach the prints to the bottles by applying Mod Podge to the back of the prints and then apply them to the bottles. I didn’t brush the Mod Podge to the front of the prints.

  • Another option is to layer the print over brown paper or book paper.
  • Once the prints have dried add jute and twine around the tops of the bottles or even around the print itself. Use your imagination to create old looking bottles.
  • I like to age the prints with watered down acrylic paint. I wet a paper towel and dip it into the paint and dab it around the edges of the prints and wherever you think it needs it. I like to wait until the end to do this so I can better see where I want to put it. You could also use brown ink pads to age the paper.

And there you go. Grouping several bottles together looks so impressive (I like to use odd numbers of bottles and items in my decor). I hope this gave you some ideas on how to recycle your old bottles for hardly any money.

Now, go over to Laura Kelly Designs, Creatively Beth and Makeable Crafts to see all the other amazing recycled crafts.


Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


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