Do you wonder what to do with those left over glass jars and bottles? Here are a few ways to re-purpose & up-cycle your bottles you have been collecting! Easy, inexpensive, and make great gift ideas.
Let’s start with Jars
Use them for seasonings!
You can buy these Ball Herb Shaker Lids
or create your own by poking or drilling holes through the original lid.
I used a label maker
to list what was in each jar. Or you can write on the jar with a sharpie.
Take an old Parmesan shaker lid and put it on a glass jar. This one actually contains the Parmesan, but you could use this lid and put your seasonings in it, glitter for crafts … the possibilities!
Turn it into a dish or hand soap dispenser.
You can buy the pump kit
or make your own. Saving a pump out of an old soap container, poke a hole large enough for the pump to fit through on the original lid, and stick the pump in the hole.
Turn it into a coin jar. (Mine is holding pressed pennies, collected souvenir coins, and money from other countries I’ve visited.
Turn it into a memory jar.
Put item from places you’ve been (sand from a beach, rocks, shells), or keepsakes you treasure in the jar.
Make it into a candle holder.
Use them to store things in.
Re-use it in the refrigerator and put home made creamer, left overs, salads for lunch, etc in them.
Turn it into a gift.
Cookie, cake, soup mixes, candy jars…
Or make a kit – crafters, first aid, mani/pedi…
This one my neighbor made for us – super cute!
Turn it into a fun drinking glass or use the lid and it’s a fancy container.
to glue a candle holder to the base of a jar. Let dry and you’re done! Fancy it up a bit by adding a handle to the lid.
Use them as a vase.
Use them to hold supplies like q tips, cotton balls, etc.
Make it into a photo frame.
For this one I put a picture inside and added leaves from the day we took the pictures in the bottom. You could put the lid on to keep dust from getting in.
Turn it into a solar light.
I took the top part off a Dollar Tree solar light and fit it into the lid. You can just set them inside, I have done that as well. Fill the jar with marbles, glass rocks from the dollar tree, whatever your heart desires. For this one I put a bunch of agate rocks I had collected in it.
Use it as a vase.
Clean the label off and use it to serve water.
Add some food coloring too it, and some cranberries. Put a taper candle on top.
Fill the bottle with marbles and put a taper candle on top.
Fill with sand, rocks, shells, etc. Add a solar light on top.
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