What to do with clear glass wine bottles?

I have 75 empty 1 gallon wine bottles, so what can I do with them?
My state, Arkansas, does not recycle glass.
  11 answers
  • Spi14716243 Spi14716243 on Nov 14, 2016
    i decorate the bottles with 3 d stickers for any holiday and run battery or electric string of lights inside bottle and tie twine and grapes at the neck of the bottle everyone loves this....all bought from dollar store
  • Mermaid Mermaid on Nov 14, 2016
    For the Holidays, place a string of your favorite color Christmas tree lights inside and tie a bow at the neck to make unique lighting/decorations. This effect would also make a nice night light.
  • Spi14716243 Spi14716243 on Nov 14, 2016
    good luck just get creative with decorations....i have fun doing these
  • Julia Kolb Julia Kolb on Dec 12, 2016
    are you a gardener? Remove the bottom and you have a cloche for your garden. Of course you can always plant a terrarium in one . Use battery operated fairy lights inside and you have outdoor lighting to hang or place on table.
  • Laura Laura on Dec 13, 2016
    Wow, so many great ideas on pinterest. You're right. Wish we did recycle glass in Arkansas. I understand we don't recycle plastic bottles. You can put them in a curbside recycle box but they still end up in a landfill.
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Dec 13, 2016
    These are two of my favorite wine bottle upcycles on Hometalk:


  • Janice Janice on Dec 18, 2020

    Find someone who owns a glass kiln and they can "flatten" the wine bottles. They make attractive cheese boards or snack displays at a buffet-type get together. This can be done with most any type of bottle but Grey Goose Vodka bottles are expecially nice to melt down . The lady who melts my bottles charges $20/bottle. Tiy bever jbiw xactly how they will turn out but I've given many of these for gifts. This shows how some bottles turn out depending on the mold the person uses.....


  • Nick Charby Nick Charby on Mar 04, 2021

    I would use some of them to water my plants; fill them up, put them upside down in the soil, (neck of the bottle 5-7inches deep) then the water gets out only when the soil gets dry, the plant takes the water they need. It works well for me! Also you can do some nice pendant lamps, just cut the bottom and paint them different colors. Cheers!

  • Deb K Deb K on Jul 04, 2021

    Hello, this link has some fabulous ideas for you to check out, hope you enjoy checking it out,


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 19, 2021


    Remove the bottom and use as Lightshades. or even Cheese cover etc.