Earth Month DIY: Upcycling Glass Bottles Into Vases

DIY Painted bottles

We are so thrilled to not only bring you another amazing DIY today, but a DIY that uses recycled material to help honor Mother Earth (we are quickly approaching Earth Day, April 20th!). Today’s adorable do-it-yourself project is brought to you by the always talented Amy of Homey Oh My blog. Take it away, Miss Amy…

Hey guys, Amy here! Without a doubt, my favorite way to recycle bottles is to use them as vases. Just some spray paint is enough to transform them into colorfully chic decor to bring Spring indoors. All you need to do is save those bottles and follow this simple tutorial!

-glass bottles
-rubber bands
-painters tape
-aluminum foil

Rubber bands

Step 1: Slide the rubber bands on to the bottle to create a striped pattern.

Painters tape

Step 2: Apply painters tape above the top rubber band.


Aluminum foil

Step 3: Cover the top of the bottle with aluminum foil and tape down the bottom edge, making sure that tape doesn’t go below the tape that was applied in the previous step.

Spray paint

Step 4: Spray paint the bottle in several light coats until opaque, waiting about a minute in between each coat.

Step 5: Wait about an hour or until the paint is fully dried before cutting off the rubber bands. Very carefully pull the rubber band away from the bottle and use scissors to snip it. From there you can rip the rubber band right off.


DIY Spray painted bottles

Step 6: Remove the rest of the tape and foil and fill your new vases with flowers.

Striped vase DIY

Painted bottles

What do you think!? Be sure to check out more amazing DIY projects on the PBteen Pinterest page. Enjoy!

What brand and type of spray paint was used as well as what colors were used for the bottles in the pictures? I would like to do this project for a rehearsal dinner.

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