Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Glass Bottle and Jars

Earth Day is this Sunday, but why not make Earth Day every day? When it comes to glass,

Developing our new Bottle Art Kits has made me start rethinking a lot of the materials I consume on a daily basis. A while back I wrote about the G2 Bottle Cutter helping me make decisions about beverage consumption (read about that here) and last week, I wrote about how creating these kits inspired me to start repurposing waste materials into new crafts (if you missed it, read it here).

We created these kits so that with the help of a G2 Bottle Cutter and little more than some empty glass bottles or jars you can create a 3 in 1 Plant Keeper, Wind Chimes, Luminary and Keepsake Bottle, but little did I know they would help me start creating other crafts and household items from the trash I used to just throw away!

I love using my glass bottles and jars to create décor and gifts, but when I am not using them for projects, sometimes I score and break a slew of bottles for future projects and others I collect and save for later. I have found quite a few other uses for all of that glass!

My favorite use for glass jars is in the kitchen, I store beans, rice, pasta and other dried goods in them to keep them fresh and I have even started using glass jars as containers for leftovers! It was one of those “why haven’t I thought of this before” things, I was reaching for a plastic container and found that it stunk so bad from the previous meal that I couldn’t bear using it again, I saw the recently cleaned sauce jar from my dinner and put the leftovers in. A large 1.5 liter wine bottle works perfectly as a tool holder in the kitchen, and if you are anything like me, you need two or three! I love the fact that I can reuse and reduce when I can’t upcycle or recycle!

What are some ways you like to repurpose or upcycle? Leave us a comment below and check out our Creative Corner to find more fresh and fun Earth friendly projects.

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2 thoughts on “Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Glass Bottle and Jars

  1. I like to create pretty lanterns from used jars and bottles by covering them with tissue paper. They can hold tea lights or solar window lights easily. With bottles, I sometimes drill a hole near the bottom and feed through a string of fairy lights–they look awesome!

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