Tuesday, March 29, 2011


50 Awesome Ways to Reuse All Your Old Beer Bottles

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.