Recycle Glass Bottles and Jars for Crafts


Creative Ways to Recycle Glass Bottles and Jars

Spaghetti jars? Baby food jars? Pickle Jars? Recycle Glass Bottles and Jars by getting crafty!

It IS easy being green! Everyone has glass bottles and jars just waiting to be recycled in their cupboard.  I actually didn’t realize how interesting spaghetti  jars and pickle jars were until I peeled off the label the other day. They actually make perfect sized drinking glasses or craft storage containers.  Mason jar crafts are omnipresent.  I’ve done a few of my own!

Here are some eco-friendly crafts from recycled glass bottles and jars. 

Use them for Parties

Here’s a free printable you can use for your next party! It only takes a minute to print and add to three recycled sauce jars. Watch the video:

Jars as Centerpieces

Use bottles and jars as flower vases to make elegant centerpieces… such a fun and inexpensive idea for a wedding. You can also just display them at home. Add a little lace and voila! 

Mason Jar with lace and Tulips

You can also glitter them and spray paint them gold! Play around with different colors to match your decor. Painter’s tape works wonders for this fun craft idea. Of course, fresh flowers are a must!

gold and glitter mason jars

Make Recycled Jar Outdoor Lighting

Make this DIY Mason Jar Chandelier with a succulent garden to display tea lights in your backyard. Hang it from a tree or a patio slat for some pretty lighting at night with no wiring needed.

…or this mason jar chandelier… This one is practically free! Go on a walk to find the perfect stick.

DIY Outdoor Mason Jar Chandelier

Make Terrariums and Herb Gardens

Here’s a fun way to start an herb garden in your window sill. Transfer them in your garden as they grow.

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

This is a fun terrarium to make with succulent clippings. Add little fairy miniatures to create a whimsical feel. Michael’s a great selection of fairy garden miniatures.

How to Make a Mason Jar Terrarium

Make Kids Crafts

Make different animals out of bottles to make drinking milk more fun! All you need is paper and scissors, glue or tape. The kids can use their imagination.

Glass Milk Bottle Crafts for Fall

…Or add some sparkles to make a sweet at home party with some cookie treats!


I hope you like these ideas! Before you go, watch this video on how to make your own bath salts. Place them in an old jar near your bathtub!



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  1. Hi Stephanie! How strange! When I clicked on it it still went to the correct link to Natural Modern Interiors. 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by!

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