Repurposed Vintage Inspired Glass Bottle

6 Materials
3 Hours

I've taken a blown glass tequila bottle and repurposed it into a home decor accessory! Love this project? You can buy your own by clicking the link below. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.
Take a regular alcohol bottle (this ones a tequila bottle), most alcohol bottles are not recyclable
Remove all labels
Clean both inside and outside, make sure its dry.
Paint the bottom first
Then paint the sides (probably a couple of coats)
Prepare the topper, I used a vintage door knob.
Pre-drill a hole in the cork for the knob
Fasten the cork to the topper with glue (I use E6000)
Insert topper, allow to dry a few hours.
Add rhinestone border around the neck of the bottle
Prepare accessories by painting them and adding rhinestones.
Glue center accessory (this was a vintage brooch), add charms to a chain, add pearl string and its complete!

Suggested materials:

  • <a href="" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chalk Paint</a>  (Amazon)
  • <a href="" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charms</a>  (Amazon)
  • <a href="" class="href-bb-tag" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pearl Strand</a>  (Amazon)
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3 questions
  • Barbara Duhme
    on Jan 29, 2017

    Why do you say that the glass is not recyclable? Our recycling center takes all kinds of glass!

    • Gabrielle Falk
      on Aug 20, 2019

      'YEARS' ago ... you used to keep 'flashy' wine bottles etc.. And just stuck a candle in them. Might have to taper the base of the candle to fit in the neck, but that was all.

  • Kelly
    on Feb 1, 2017

    Why chalk paint?

    • Littlekat
      on Mar 17, 2018

      Aabsolutely! I've used it in altering bottles. You just want to apply it as evenly as possible.

  • Rjs11973840
    on Sep 20, 2017

    What do you do with the bottle is it only for display no actually use?!?

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  • C.B.
    on May 6, 2019

    I crochet around bottles of various sizes & give them as gifts! A tapered candle is added to the bottle opening...the square shaped petron/tequila bottles are super for this because their shear "base weight" prevents them from tipping over.

    This bottle (shown) was done for my Mom, who loves to see the sun shine through the colbalt blue of the glass! Enjoy crocheters out there! These unique candle holders are loved by those who love the ambience of "old fashioned re-using!"

  • Easy does it
    on Aug 29, 2019

    Very pretty.

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