How to Make a Beer Bottle Flower Vase

Last Updated on August 23, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster

Have empty beer bottles lying around?  Learn how to make a beer bottle flower vase!  This easy upcycing project is a great way to use glass bottles of all shapes and sizes.  Put your flowers on the windowsill or give your bottle flower vase to someone who needs a bit of cheering up!

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Decorating beer bottles is an easy way to reuse them!

This beer bottle flower vase was inspired by two things…my husband’s love of good beer and my need to find a new purpose for all of the empty bottles!  We are passionate recyclers but every once in a while I get inspired to check out the internet in search of a few recycled craft ideas. 

Recycling things is great but finding new uses for old things is even better.  If you are entertaining and don’t want to spend a lot of money on vases for flowers just ask friends and neighbors to start saving their old beer bottles.  The only other thing you really need to make this easy DIY home decor creation is a bit of hemp twine.

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How to Make a Beer Bottle Flower Vase

 

What You Need To Make a Flower Vase From Beer Bottles

This recycled bottle project will take very little time and very few supplies.  Here are the things you will need to get started. 

Supplies:

  • 3 glass bottles, washed with labels removed
  • Hemp twine
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Flowers

DIY Beer Bottle Flower Vase

How to make flower vase with glass bottles

First things first, make sure you are starting with clean glass bottles.  If you want this beer bottle flower vase to last a while and hold up to washing you should hot glue everything together.  Just set the bottles on a table and squeeze out a bit of hot glue in between them. 

As you wrap the hemp twine around the bottles just add a tiny dot of hot glue here and there.  If you are making this as strictly a temporary creation…say for an outdoor party or even for a wedding reception, just wrap the twine snugly and tie it off. 

Then just fill it with water and your favorite flowers.  Yard flowers are cheap but I went with store bought ones since our flower season is pretty much shot for the summer.  If you are looking for more recycled craft ideas check out my upcycled tin can desk organizer

empty beer bottles

What else can you do with beer bottles?

Putting flowers in beer bottles is easy, but doesn’t use many bottles.  What can you do with empty beer bottles?  From beer bottle art to homemade candles, try a few of these upcycling ideas:

  • Make beer bottle glasses.  Check out this post on how to cut a glass bottle in half with string.  Then, sand the edges and use as a drinking cup.
  • Beer bottle candle holders.  Similar to making glasses, however, fill with wax and a wick for homemade candles .
  • Decorate the patio with party lights.  Fill a clean beer bottle with bottle string lights for a bit of outdoor ambiance. 
  • Organize your bracelets. Just spray paint your beer bottle and you’ve got yourself a DIY bracelet and hairband organizer.

collage of beer bottle flower vase directions

Beer Bottle Flower Vase DIY

If you want to turn beer bottles into a colorful flower vase, just give it a quick coat of spray paint before wrapping with twine.  Reduce the carbon footprint of your beer drinking with this upcycled glass bottle vase.  Don’t forget to use the caps in some bottle cap garden art, too!

Yield: 1 centerpiece

How to Make a Beer Bottle Flower Vase

flowers in a beer bottle with text overlay 'Bottle Flower Vase easy upcycling project'

Have empty beer bottles lying around?  Learn how to make a beer bottle flower vase!  Keep for yourself or give your bottle flower vase to someone who needs a bit of cheering up!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 3 glass bottles, washed with labels removed
  • Hemp twine
  • Flowers

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Newspaper
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

    1. Make sure you are working on a flat surface and cover it with newspaper to project it from hot glue. 
    2. Wash and dry the empty beer bottles before you start.  
    3. Hot glue bottles together if desired
    4. Carefully wrap the bottles with hemp twine, hot gluing together if desired
    5. Fill bottles 3/4 full with water and arrange flowers as desired

     

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    Comments

    1. This is super awesome!! I never knew there was such a gorgeous way to use old beer bottles!! Thanks for sharing! http://familyfocusblog.com
    2. Jane Sassalos says
      Emptying the bottles was the most fun! Just kidding. I don't drink. I do create and repurpose though and love this idea. Thank you for sharing......back to making books myself.

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