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20 Upcycled Ideas for Recycled Glass Jars and Bottles | Pretty Handy Girl

I have a hard time throwing away glass bottles and jars. Even though I recycle glass, I see amazing potential for those pretty glasses and jars. With that confession out of the way, I have 20 Upcycled Recycled Glass Crafts to share with you today.

Painted recycled glass jars and bottles give them a colorful new look. Luckily, you aren’t restricted to just one type of paint. Available options are chalk paint, glass frosting paint, even straight latex paint will work if you prime your surface first. Here are a few ways to paint recycled glass jars and bottles:

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Shabby Chic Chalk Painted Vases

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Paint and Gold Striped Vases

 

Spraypainted Bottle Vases

Spray Painted Recycled Bottles

 

Frosted and etched bottles can give a classy look to your recycled bottles. Try one of these techniques to transform your recyclables into collectible vases or dispensers:

Frosted Vases from the Recycling Bin | Pretty Handy GirlGlass Frosting Spray Painted Bottles

 

Upcycle some old milk bottles or glass containers into these beautiful and chic Glass Etched Vases!

Etched Vases using Etching Cream

 

Faux Etched Soap Dispenser

Faux Etched Soap Dispenser

 

It’s amazing how easy it is to transform regular recycled glass with a few embellishments. Use paper, beads, wires, washi tape, glitter and more to make a recyclable a collectible!

Holiday Votive Holders

 

Hanging Beaded Vases

 

Easy Washi Tape Vases

Washi Tape Decorated Jars and Bottles

 

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Gold Leaf Vases

 

Sometimes you can reuse those glass jars and vases to create a vase out of an object that otherwise isn’t water tight. Check out these fun ideas:

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Spring Showers Boot Vase

 

Beautiful rustic DIY decor for any room in your home!

Birch Bark Vases

 

Pounded Flower Paper Vase

 

Fake Flower Arranging

DIY Copper Sheet Metal Vase

Ready to break out the power tools? If you dare, you can transform recycled wine bottles and mason jars into something new and unique:

Wine Bottle Centerpiece

 

DIY Foaming Soap Dispenser

 

Sometimes a recycled jar or bottle doesn’t need anything but a beautiful spot to be displayed. You’ll love how easy it is to upcycle these recycled glass bottles:

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Living Trellis Screen

 

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Wall Sconce Vase

 

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Colorful Mini Light Lit Bottles

 

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Easy No Power Tool Table Centerpiece

Tell me, will you ever look at those recycled jars or bottles the same way again? I thought not. 😉

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