10 Creative Uses for Empty Beer Bottles

Published on NewsOK Published: November 5, 2012
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5. In the same style as above, you can cut off the tops of beer bottles to make lovely little votive candle holders. Experiment with different shapes and sizes of bottle bottom. And of course, you could totally decorate them with funky decoupage, glitter, or rhinestones.

6. If candle holders aren’t your bag, how about a beer bottle oil lamp? These can be as simple or as decorative as you wish.

7. Fitted with a small feeder spigot, an upside-down beer bottle full of nectar will serve as a free hummingbird feeder. This would make a fun project for the younger family members. Hang it outside their bedroom window!

8. Beer bottles make beautiful garden borders, for a “found art” DIY feel. Just fill them with dirt and bury them upside down, with no more than 4-5 inches sticking up above the ground. Use this technique to line paths, enclose garden beds, or encircle your front yard. Using many different colored bottles add to the earthy, mosaic-glass effect. This technique is used by urban landscapers in Portland and across the American West.

9. Speaking of mosaic, don’t let that lovely glass go to waste! You can create beautiful homemade mosaics, for stepping stones, bird baths, garden boulders, or even an interior backsplash. Mosaic tutorials are a dime a dozen, so just Google around a bit. Then talk to a local tile contractor to find out what you'll need to install your beer bottle mosaic.

10. And finally make a Bottle Tree. Not only is it a fantastic form of garden art, but southerners swear it will keep the bad juju away!

What do you do with your old beer bottles? Let us know in the comments!

Sayward Rebhal writes for Networx.com.

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