6 DIY Glass Milk Bottle Craft Ideas
When you buy milk in glass bottles, you might be wondering, “What can I do with glass bottles?” after you finish with the milk inside.
Good news! You don’t have to throw the bottle away after you finish the milk. There are tons of ways you can repurpose your glass milk bottles. Why not create DIY glass bottle crafts or unique home decor items?
Reusing glass milk bottles can also help save dairy farmers resources and money, so be sure not to throw those bottles out!
Below, we’re going to cover a few of the different ways you can reuse glass milk bottles for crafts, gifts, and do it yourself home decoration ideas.
Recycling and reusing glass bottles isn’t only great for the environment, it’s also great for anyone who loves craft projects.
These DIY glass bottle ideas are perfect for family activities with children or a relaxing crafting day!
If you’re looking to create a wide variety of projects using glass milk bottles, you can choose to purchase wholesale glass milk bottles from Stanpac.
1. Painted Flower Vases
A popular DIY glass milk bottle decoration idea is painted flower vases.
By taking some acrylic paint and creating a pattern (think stripes or polka dots), you can customize your glass milk bottle any way you choose.
Whether you choose to use a pattern or create your design freehand, you can create one-of-a-kind glass milk decorations that will adorn your home, dorm room, or office and brighten your space.
Once dry, you can finish the design with an acrylic clear topcoat to keep the paint from chipping, and then choose to use bouquets of fresh flowers or even silk flowers to add a pop of color.
2. DIY Homemade Candy Jars
Reusing your milk bottles, especially smaller bottles, can be great for storing candy and other snacks, such as granola or popcorn kernels. Storing them in these bottles can help keep them from going stale, allowing them to last longer and stay fresher.
You can decorate the DIY glass bottle decorations any way you want – if you are giving them as holiday gifts filled with the recipient’s favorite candy, try painting a candy cane pattern on the glass using acrylic paint.
You could also paint the bottle white, glue on a few buttons, and make the bottle look like a snowman.
The opportunities to make these personalized DIY glass bottle candy jars are limitless, and the effort put into them will make them stunning on your counters or in your pantry!
3. Centrepieces for Tables
Using your imagination, you can create lots of fun looks for your kitchen or dining room table!
Dress up the bottle using fabric (glue the fabric on with a hot glue gun), paint it with acrylic paints, and add some pretty designs or a small plate under the bottle. You can then use the decorated bottle for a vase, or to hold commonly used kitchen items, such as straws.
This DIY glass bottle craft will help give your table some fun design, and it can even be changed to match holidays, seasons, or whenever you’d like a change of scenery.
4. DIY Glass Milk Bottle Bird Feeder
If you love having birds in your yard and want to create a fun and environmentally friendly bird feeder, a DIY glass milk bottle bird feeder craft is a great way to give back.
Feel free to add designs onto the glass milk bottle using stencils and acrylic paints, and then fasten the bottle to a wooden board using zip ties and screws.
Add a small bowl underneath the milk bottle to hold the birdseed, and as the bowl empties, the birdseed in the milk bottle with flow into the bowl, keeping plenty of seed for the birds to eat.
As a bonus, if you keep the majority of the milk bottle free of paints and designs, it’s easy to tell when it needs to be refilled!
5. Seasonal Decorations
You can use your milk bottles to create fun seasonal crafts, such as snowmen or pumpkins, with just a few craft items such as buttons, twine, and ribbons, along with acrylic paint.
Paint your jars your desired colours (for example, orange for pumpkins and white for snowmen), add faces, and then fasten the accessories to give your decorations some character.
If using outdoors, don’t forget to add a clear coat of acrylic paint to your creations to keep them from becoming damaged by the elements. You’ll have cute DIY milk bottle holiday decor for years to come!
6. Create an Ocean Bottle
If you have a love of the ocean, why not bring some home with you?
If you’re headed out to the beach, grab a glass milk bottle, add some sand, a few small shells, and even a bit of ocean water. Sea glass is another beautiful idea to add to the bottle.
If you can’t get to the beach, purchase some pretty round rocks in any colour you’d like, add some water, a few shells or other decorative items, and close it securely.
These beautiful bottles can be adorned with shells glued to the outside of the bottle, ribbons, or anything to add more charm.
By reusing glass milk bottles and turning them into DIY crafts and milk bottle decorations, you can easily create fun and unique projects that will add distinct character to your home.
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