Creative Ideas for Alcohol Bottles

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Instead of throwing them away, save all those alcohol bottles you would normally discard. Get crafty and use them in creative ways and around your home, apartment or office. From a pretty decoration or seasonal applications to daily function, you'll find several methods for repurposing alcohol bottles.

Plant Life

  • In your back or front yard, use rows of partially buried alcohol bottles as borders to lay out vegetable gardens, accent flower beds, borders and walkways. Place fresh water and a long-stemmed flowers into a bottle to use as a vase. Or, turn your bottle into whimsical flower pot. Look into what flowers grow well in small pots and purchase a seed packet at a plant nursery. Drill two or three holes in the bottom of the bottle for drainage. Use a funnel to put potting soil in the bottle. Drop in a seed, add more soil and give as much sunlight and water as the packet instructs.

Wall Art

  • Use bottles to make a very unique clock. If you have a bare, boring wall, this is a creative way to liven it up. Start by measuring your wall to determine what size clock you want. Purchase a clock-making kit in the right size -- one that has the hands, but not the numbers. Mount it on the wall. Mount 12 bottles end-to-end on the wall in the 12 number positions in a circular pattern, with as much or as little space as necessary to create as small or large a circle as you need.

Holiday Thoughts

  • Bottles can be used for a number of uses around the Christmas season. One creative idea is using them to make an accent piece to decorate for a Christmas party. Have the bottoms of several bottles removed. Take a rope of Christmas lights, pack them into the bottles, tape the bottoms to hold the lights in place and arrange the bottles in a basket to hide the tape. Place the basket wherever you like, plug it in, and you have a festive basket of bottled light.

Knick Knack

  • Turn bottles into bookends or curios by fill them with sand or small pebbles and sealing closed with a layer of glue or rubber cement. Break bottles into large pieces, then glue the pieces onto stool legs, end/coffee table tops, countertops or window frames, to perk up a room or piece of furniture with a creative mosaic effect. These ideas work with any glass bottle: alcohol, syrup, root beer, juice, water, oil, wine or milk.

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