4 Ways to Turn Your Empty Amber Bottles Into Home Decor

November 26, 2018

I love me some good fall decor. I live in an exposed-brick loft, so my home style is pretty boho and earthy year round, but with every new season I like to throw in something special to change it up a bit. I have seen amber bottles everywhere the last few weeks and as much as I'd love to buy a new soap dispenser, spray bottle, etc. made out of pretty amber glass, it pains me to spend money on something I don't need.


In an attempt to save myself some money and reduce the waste I produce, I've been trying to become more thrifty and up-cycle things that I would normally throw away and turn them into something new. As I was organizing my overflowing glass recycling bin a few weeks ago, I noticed how many kombucha bottles were in there, most of them made of amber glass. So I pulled them out {along with a few empty root beer bottles my boyfriend had tossed}, cleaned them off {I peeled off what I could of the label and then used some nail polish remover on a towel to remove the sticky residue}, and started to look for ways I could use them in my home. 



Below I've listed four of my favorite ideas that are super cheap and easy to create yourself, and will end up saving you money, and disposable products in the future. 


1. Decorative Vase


This one is pretty self explanatory, and I absolutely adore the warm look of fall or winter flowers in amber bottles. I'm always looking for a way to display fresh flowers in my home, but you can also hit up your local craft store for fake seasonal florals. 


2. Soap Dispenser


Call me crazy, but I'm picky about the things that sit on my counter. If it doesn't match the room, looks tacky, etc. I don't like it. With a reusable amber bottle, you never have to worry about finding a classy, matching plastic bottle again. I used a soap dispenser from an old soap bottle I had, but you can order one on Amazon here.


Pro Tip: If you want to save yourself even more money on buying soap, invest in some Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap. I've found it the cheapest at Kroger, but you can order some on Amazon hereYou can use it for pretty much anything, but you can make your own hand/dishwashing soap with a 10:1 of water and their soap. 



3. Spray Bottle


Much cuter than a Windex bottle if you ask me. Plus, it's much better for the environment and your body to ditch the plastic and toxic chemicals that are in most household cleaners. You can use Dr. Bronner's soap to make your own all-purpose cleaner with ¼ c. soap in a quart of water. Add ¼ tsp. tea tree essential oil if desired. You can recycle a spray top from an old product, or order one here. 


4. Oil + Vinegar Pours


Have you ever bought the more expensive version of something like olive oil just because the bottle was prettier? I'll admit I'm guilty. But the easiest way to disguise something cheap is to dress it up with a pretty bottle. Lots of grocery stores and liquor stores sell spouts, but you can also order one on Amazon here.


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