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Awesome Crafts to Make With Used Beer Bottles

Updated on September 14, 2015

Recycling used items is a hugely important way to preserve some of our world's natural resources. However, there are more ways of recycling your old beer bottles than simply putting them in the recycling bin. Whether you want to get creative and artistic, or just make something useful for the home, there are several crafts you can make with used beer bottles.

Beer Bottle Clock

Make a clock out of 12 old beer bottles and a store bought clock making kit. Using the kit, you will have to attach one used beer bottle next to each of the numbers on the clock face. The bottles will be attached with their necks pointing inwards, towards the face of the clock, so there will be a wide circle of bottles fanning around the outside of the clock. Display the clock in your home as an interesting design feature.

Beer Bottle Tumblers

It's possible to create tumblers, or drinking glasses, out of your old beer bottles. To do this you'll need a glass saw and a heavy duty sander. Cut your old bottle just below its shoulders and then sand the edge, where you've cut the glass, until it's smooth and rounded. The sanding step is important, to avoid cutting yourself on the edge of your tumbler. Beer bottle drinking glasses are unusual and interesting, and a set makes a nice gift for a beer enthusiast.

Beer Bottle Mosaic Tiles

If you like to mosaic, either as an art form or for decorating your home, old beer bottles can be used as mosaic tiles. Use a hammer or other heavy object to smash the bottles into pieces. Make sure you don't smash the bottle too hard, or the pieces might be too small to use for mosaic. While doing this, wear goggles to protect your eyes and cover the bottle in fabric to stop shards flying at you.

Found Object Sculptures

Found object sculptures are popular in modern art. You could either use old beer bottles alongside other items in a sculpture made from found objects or, if you have enough old beer bottles, you could make your piece from them entirely. Found objects in art are a great way of recycling, because not only are you helping the environment, you are making an otherwise ordinary object into a work of art.


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      Ralph Schwartz 

      3 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Love the creativeness...waste not, want not


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