Tempted to participate in our Art + Design Competition but in need of some inspiration? There are dozens and dozens of uses for old bottles and we searched the corners of the internet to find a few of our favorites to get your creative juices flowing. Remember, you can easily enter our design competition buy picking up a few vintage glass bottles at our Seattle store (3 for $5 includes registration fees) and win up to $150 store credit at our Fall Fest on September 16th!
We also rounded up some tips that will help you safely work with glass bottles in your home or workshop.
- As for how to cut glass bottles, here are 3 methods compiled into 1 succinct video
- This video discusses how to drill holes into glass
- Remember to wear protective glasses, gloves, and never mix electricity and water
Let the design inspiration begin:
Class up your beer drinking experience with this pair of goblets made from beer bottles.
Pour a cold one, and then pour a candle in its place.
Or, take it a step further with a vintage inspired gas lamp.
Now that you have a handle on cutting glass, don’t stop until you have a work of art.
…And use the bottoms for another work of art entirely.
What better way to tell that it’s 5 o’clock somewhere than a beer bottle clock?
Save those deep green and blue bottles for a luminous windchime.
While you’re stringing bottles, make a whole fence / garden feature to match your windchime.
Or bring your garden inside with a series of upcycled vases.
Feeling ambitious and thirsty? Why not go for a beer bottle chandelier or sconce? Use multiple colors of bottles for varied light, or stick with one color for a more unified lighting experience.