Whether you live in a frat house or just love to drink beer, chances are you’re hauling lots of beer bottles out to the recycling bin. Why not take it a step further and find something useful to do with your empties? Here we take a look at 50 ways to reuse your beer bottles.

Home

There are a variety of ways you can reuse beer bottles around your home.

  1. Wall of beer bottoms: Cover your wall with the bottoms of beer bottles for an interesting design.
  2. Clocks: Use a clock making kit and 12 bottles for a glass bottle clock.
  3. Fire lamp: Turn beer bottles into fire lamps with this guide.
  4. Pebbled rocks: Use a rock tumbler to create pebbled rocks out of recycled beer glasses.
  5. Chandelier: Set up a chandelier with light bulbs and beer bottles for a creative look and colored glasses.
  6. Beer bottle lamp: Check out this guide to see how you can turn a beer bottle into a lamp.
  7. Vase: For a super cheap vase, just use your old beer bottles.
  8. Candle holders: Create a cheap candle holder for tapers using beer bottles.
  9. Bottle cap mirror: Recycle your bottle caps on a mirror.
  10. Coasters: These coasters are made from old beer bottles.
  11. Sun catcher: Use beer glass to make a great sun catcher.
  12. Beer bottle shelving: With beer bottles, wood, and fasteners, you can create beer bottle shelving.
  13. Beer bottom mobile: Use the bottoms of beer bottles to create a light-reflecting mobile.
  14. Beer bottle headboard: Stack and glue beer bottles together for a creative headboard.
  15. Soap dish: Keep your soap in this recycled beer bottle soap dish.

Kitchen

With these great ideas, beer bottles can find a new home in your kitchen.

  1. Rolling pin: Use your beer bottle as a makeshift rolling pin.
  2. Countertop: These surfaces are made up of beer bottles and more.
  3. Pitchers: Serve your beer out of a beer pitcher made of a large beer bottle.
  4. Platter: Serve cheese on a recycled beer bottle platter.
  5. Bottle cap trivet: Turn bottle caps into a trivet using this guide.
  6. Beer bottle glasses: Cut down bottles for unique glasses.
  7. Juice glasses: These juice glasses are made from recycled bottles.
  8. Spoon rest: Fuse your bottles flat to create a spoon rest.

Construction

Check out these ideas for constructing with beer bottles.

  1. Build a house: If you’re low on lumber, use beer bottles to create a house.
  2. Solar water heater: Make a solar water heater using beer bottles.
  3. Temple: Monks in Thailand have created a temple out of beer bottles.
  4. Wall: Use tons of beer bottles for an indoor or outdoor wall.

Outdoor

Put your beer bottles to work outside.

  1. Buried edging: Bury your beer bottles to create edging in your garden.
  2. Footpath: Use bottles and a mortar mix for an interesting paver.
  3. Flower pots: Fill bottles with dirt and seeds to create an easy flower pot.

Jewelry

Make beautiful glass jewelry out of old beer bottles.

  1. Bottle cap pin: Use this tutorial to make pins out of bottle caps.
  2. Bracelet: This bracelet is made of beer bottle beads and shells.
  3. Earrings: These earrings are made out of beer bottle pieces.
  4. Beads: Melt down beer bottles to create beads.
  5. Glass pendant: This glass pendant is made of fused beer bottle glass.

Art

See how these artists have created art from old beer bottles.

  1. Mosaic tile: Break bottles into pieces to create mosaic tile.
  2. Beer bottle camera stand: You’ll be able to make a magnetic beer bottle camera stand with this guide.
  3. Sculpture: This artist created an array of beer bottle sculptures.

Holiday

Get into the Christmas spirit with these beer bottle crafts.

  1. Beer bottle Christmas tree: Use green beer bottles for a colorful Christmas tree.
  2. Christmas ornaments: Use a hot glue gun, scissors, and arts and crafts supplies to make interesting beer bottle ornaments.

Recreation

Think the fun is over when your beer is done? Think again!

  1. Target practice: Use empty bottles and can for shooting target practice.
  2. Go bowling: If you don’t care about making a mess, throw a tennis ball at your empties for impromptu bowling.
  3. Fishing lures: Use your old caps to create fishing lures.

Creative

Check out these creative crafts and uses for beer bottles.

  1. Play guitar: Use a beer bottle as a glass slide for warm tones when playing guitar.
  2. Beer bottle cap belt: Show off your favorite beers on your belt.
  3. Steampunk beer goggles: Turn beer bottles into beer goggles.
  4. Message in a bottle: Put a message in a beer bottle and throw it out to sea.
  5. Art car: Use beer bottles to create an art car.
  6. Home brewing: Reuse beer bottles for home brewing.
  7. Recycle them for money: Turn in your old bottles for cash at a recycling center.

 

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