New week, new crafts! Today we have tons of bottle crafts for the whole family. If you are looking for a new use for your old glass bottles, empty wine bottles, water bottles or just any old bottle you have around the house, we are sharing with you our favorite 56 bottle crafts.
Best Bottle Crafts For Kids and Adults
Here at Kids Activities Blog we love DIYs, and that’s why today we’re sharing with you some great ideas for things to do with your empty bottles. Why throw them away if you can find creative ways to turn them into fun crafts instead?
We just know you’re going to have so much fun making a simple project (or two, three, or as many as you want).
Keep on reading to create new home decor, a great gift, or just have fun doing DIY projects with the kids. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for as long as you have fun!
Enjoy these step by step tutorial compilation and don’t forget to tell us which one was your favorite bottle craft!
Let’s get started.
Easy Plastic Bottle Crafts
1. Make a Magical Bottled Fairy Dust Necklace
This is the cutest bottled fairy dust necklace craft for kids of all ages. Bring out your glitter, yarn, food dye, and small glass bottles! You won’t believe how fun it is to make.
2. Let’s Make Soda Bottle Bats for Halloween
This soda bottle bats Halloween craft is easy and great for kids of all ages, and it only requires common household supplies like a soda bottle, googly eyes, and construction paper.
3. Homemade Recycled Bottle Hummingbird Feeder & Nectar Recipe
We love teaching our kids about recycling! That’s what makes this homemade bird feeder the perfect DIY project for the whole family, at the same time we get to spend time outdoors. It’s a win-win all around!
4. Jellyfish in a Bottle
This jellyfish in a bottle is a fun preschool activity – and the kids are going to love how the floating jellyfish moves in the bottle, just like it does in the ocean. You can follow the step by step directions or watch the video tutorial to create this craft.
5. How to Make Pokemon Sensory Bottle
If you have a young one that likes Pokémon, then you definitely need to create this Pokemon sensory bottle. Kids will have so much fun shaking the glittery sensory bottle trying to catch ’em all!
6. Water Bottle Craft ~ Whirligigs
It’s time for a summer-time water bottle craft! This one is not only easy to make, but it also works as a beautiful outdoor home decor. And the best thing is that it teaches children the meaning of recycling.
7. How to Make a Sparkly DIY Galaxy Jar
Looking for another sensory jar that is fun for both younger children and older children? Then let’s learn how to make a sparkly DIY galaxy jar with a clear glass bottle, cotton ball, and other easy supplies.
8. Valentine Sensory Bottle
Here’s another cute sensory bottle! You can make your own Valentine sensory bottles full of sparkles and fun. Toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarteners will love these fun sensory bottles.
9. Make Lightning in a Bottle: A Percy Jackson Craft for Kids
Let’s make lightning in a bottle! To make this exciting craft based on Percy Jackson and the Olympians, you’ll need an empty water bottle, food coloring, iridescent cellophane, and other supplies you can find in your local craft store.
10. Mini Fishbowl Craft for Kids
Children will enjoy creating a Mini Fishbowl Craft! This fish craft is fun for kids of all ages and only requires a jar, buttons, string, and other fun things to decorate it with.
11. Glowing Sensory Bottle for Bedtime
Time for a bottle full of sparkles and glowing stars. This sensory bottle is a great way to help children relax and start getting ready to sleep. Get your used plastic bottle and the best part, glow in the dark paint!
12. DIY Tutorial: Sunflower Wine Bottle Centerpiece
We love wine bottle projects! This wine-themed centerpiece is beautiful, and all you need is a few empty wine bottles, mason jars, and your favorite decoration supplies. Fresh flowers look great in these DIY wine bottle crafts! From Craft and Sparkle.
13. Frosted Luminary Wine Bottles
If you are looking for a DIY hostess gift, this is it! Make a frosted luminary wine bottle with a glass wine bottle with cork (this is important!), mini Christmas lights, and other supplies. This craft is suitable for adults. From That’s What Che Said.
14. DIY Tutorial: Wine & Lace Centerpieces
Hostess with the Mostess shared a fun DIY Tutorial featuring an artistic way to repurpose those empty wine bottles! Just follow the tutorial with 8 steps and enjoy the beautiful finished result.
15. DIY Macrame Wine Bottle Hanger
Wondering what to do with an empty wine bottle, besides recycle it? If you want to upcycle a wine bottle, then you’ll love this easy DIY macrame wine bottle hanger from Single Girls DIY.
16. Wine Bottle Crafts ~ Make Spring Vases
Don’t you just love good wine bottle crafts? They’re very fun to make and even prettier to use or look at. Follow this tutorial to make pretty and glittery vases from wine bottles. From Real Creative Real Organized.
17. DIY Wine Bottle Citronella Candles (Video)
Make your outdoor entertaining area look more classy by replacing your tiki torches with recycled colorful wine bottles. Here’s a simple tutorial to make your own wine bottle citronella candles in a matter of minutes. From Hello Glow.
18. How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder
Down Home Inspiration shared how to build a wine bottle bird feeder that is not too difficult to make (even less so if you have the right tools) and the end result is simply beautiful.
19. DIY Painted Bottle Lamp Upcycle
20. Beer Bottle Tiki Torches
Here are two variations of how to reuse and repurpose beer bottles into tiki torches. Of course there are endless possibilities, so just use your imagination and get some inexpensive accessories. From Craft Beering.
21. DIY Steampunk Wine Bottle Lamp
Follow this tutorial to create your very own DIY steampunk wine bottle lamp. It’s very retro-looking and the best of all is how nice it’ll look in your home. From Morena’s Corner.
22. DIY Wine Bottle Bird-Feeders
Here’s another bottle bird feeder craft that will look so nice in your garden. Drilling the bottle is a bit difficult, but this tutorial has all the needed steps to make it easier. From Rebecca’s Bird Gardens.
23. How to Put Christmas Lights in a Wine Bottle
Transform your old bottle of wine into a useful memento or festive home decor. Then, use these bottle lights to brighten up any room! Don’t they look so beautiful? From eHow.
24. DIY Glittered Wine Bottles!!!
Here are two different ways to transform your old bottle into glittered wine bottles. Yes, glitter! Both ways are easy and the result is simply gorgeous. From Jenny In The Spot.
25. DIY Basics: Ombre Wine Bottles
Here’s a quick and easy way to create an ombre wine bottle centerpiece – all you need is a few cans of spray paint! These are perfect for Halloween but you can decorate them on different colors depending on the occasion. From Brit & Co.
26. My Ballard Design Demijohn Knock Off Only Better With Bling!
Get some inspiration to make your own fish netted demijohns with your old bottles. They are much cheaper than the original ones and just as beautiful, if not more. From Cameo Cottage Designs.
27. Snowmen Wine Bottle Art
Want a wintery bottle craft? Then you have to make these snowmen wine bottle art crafts! As long as you have acrylic paint, black felt, ribbon, and the empty bottles, you’re all set to make your snowmen. From Lipstick On The Lake.
28. Recycled Wine Bottle Christmas Craft Idea
Here’s a recycled wine bottle Christmas craft idea that you can’t miss. It’s fairly easy and you can make many in the same afternoon. It’s time to get into the festive mood with these bottle crafts! From Debbie Doo’s.
29. Upcycle Wine Bottles to Terrarium Wonderlands
Create your own whimsical land of tiny garden fairies, mushrooms, moss and more with this DIY terrarium wine bottle world. Isn’t it beautiful? From Saved by Love Creations.
30. How to Make a Wine Bottle Lamp
Transform your wine bottle into a wine bottle lamp! You can use any type of wine bottle for this project and feel free to get creative with your decorating. Simply follow the video tutorial! From Diane Hoffmaster.
31. Decoupaged Wine Bottle Inspired by Blue and White Porcelain
Recycling a glass wine bottle into a vase is a wonderful and clever way to make a decorative item for our homes while being kind to the earth at the same time. This beautiful Asian-style vase is easy to make but does take some time – but trust us, the finished result is worth it. From The Spruce Crafts.
32. Halloween Crafts: Upcycle a Bottle into Frankenstein
Get a green bottle and transform it into a simple Frankenstein! It’s the perfect Halloween decoration, inexpensive, and definitely still playful enough for the kiddos. From Crafting a Green Word.
33. DIY: How to Make a Bottle Tree for Your Garden
Love gardens? Then this garden art craft is for you. Follow this tutorial to create bottle trees that glisten in the sun and howl in the wind. You’ll love how easy they are to make and that you don’t need to water or worry about them. It’s a great way to make your garden look even more beautiful. From Dengarden.
34. Monster Mash….
Let’s make some cute monsters for Halloween – don’t worry, these are not spooky at all so they are perfect for your little one to play with or add some candy inside… They are candy-gorging monsters, after all! From Craftberry Bush.
35. Crystal Crowns
You won’t believe how pretty these crystal crowns look, and you’ll be more surprised to hear they’re made out of empty plastic bottles and glitter glue. Really, that’s it! From Paper Plate and Plane.
36. Water Bottle Fish Craft
Have a little one that simply loves the ocean? Then this is the craft for you. This water bottle fish craft is both easy and fun for kids of all ages and kids can make so many different fish designs with a simple empty water bottle and some markers. From Meaningful Mama.
37. Plastic Water Bottle Flowers
Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate spring or summer? Here’s a fun project for kids that uses the entire bottle, and is completely friendly with kids of all ages, although kids might need help from an adult to cut through the bottle. From Crafts by Amanda.
38. DIY Recycled Plastic Bottle Hairstyling Doll
This DIY craft project uses recycled plastic bottles to turn them into a fun hairstyling head doll, with “hair” that actually grows! You only need big plastic water bottles, yarn, and the typical craft supplies. From Handmade Charlotte.
39. Art Projects for Kids: Recycled Bottle Koinobori
Kids will have so much fun making their own version of a Japanese koinobori wind sock. With a few craft supplies and a kid willing to make this craft, you’re all set for an afternoon of good fun. From Childhood 101.
40. Recycled Plastic Bottle Wind Spinner
Check out this easy craft for kids to do during the summer which is super functional too – this wind spinner is made from a recycled plastic bottle and is a great way to keep critters out of your garden. From Crafts by Amanda.
41. Plastic Bottle Wind Chimes – a Recycled Craft for Kids
To make these DIY wind chimes from Happy Hooligans, all you need is a plastic bottle, paint, yarn and buttons! They will make your backyard space so much colorful and exciting. Plus, you can make them in many different colors and add different details!
42. Apple Juice Bottle Snow Globe
This apple juice bottle snow globe craft is suitable for toddlers and preschoolers (and up) because it is very easy to make. Just get the supplies and follow the video tutorial to make your own pretty snow globe made with an apple juice bottle. From Smart School House.
43. Plastic Bottle Pet Pot
Here’s a tutorial to make plastic bottle pet pots (tutorial shows how to make a bunny and a bear but you can make whatever animal you prefer). They make the perfect nursery room decoration or wherever you want to place your new plant pots. From Handimania.
44. Fairy House Night Lights
Turn empty plastic water bottles into adorable little fairy house night lights! Fun for a child’s room or a nursery, or even the garden. You can also find some information about the importance of recycling, that you can share with your children. From Crafts by Amanda.
45. Wrapped Bottle Centerpieces
Wrapped bottle centerpieces are so popular right now, especially for weddings or other events. Follow this tutorial from Bride On A Budget to see how easy and adorable these centerpieces are. With just some recycled bottles, twine or yarn, glue and scissors, you’ll be able to make your own.
46. Water Bottle Penguin Craft
Preschoolers will love turning empty water bottles into penguins with this super easy tutorial. This is a perfect winter craft and requires very basic supplies – all while reducing trash by recycling plastic bottles. From Homeschool Preschool.
47. Baby Play Simple Ideas: Sea in a Bottle for Crawling and Sitting Bubs
If you can’t go to the beach, then bring the beach to the house! This “sea in a bottle” is super quick and easy to make, and great for babies to play with. Follow the step by step instructions and you’ll have your own sea in a bottle in a matter of minutes. From Childhood 101.
48. Adorable Yogurt Bottle Snowmen
Get your recycling bin and have fun creating these snowmen… made out of yogurt bottles! Kids will have so much fun creating these yogurt bottle snowmen – especially adding the funny googly eyes! From Happy Hooligans.
49. Water Bottle Wind Spirals
These colourful water bottle wind spirals are not only beautiful, but they are very easy to make as you only need empty water bottles and sharpie markers. Yes, that’s it! Make a few and watch them dance in the wind. From Happy Hooligans.
50. Frosted Wine Bottle Centerpiece Idea
Find a new purpose for your old wine bottles! These wine bottle centerpieces are very elegant and look good on any coffee table. If you have some empty wine bottles lying around, then this is the craft you need to make today. From Sustain My Craft Habit.
51. Recycle Plastic Bottles and Make Super Cute Apple Shaped Boxes
These apple shaped boxes made out of recycled plastic bottles are more than a fun craft, you can actually use them to keep candies or even give as a present. From Creative Jewish Mom.
52. Make a Unique Piggy Bank out of a Plastic Bottle
Let’s recycle and teach kids to save money with these coin banks made out of bottles. You just need empty plastic milk bottles and permanent markers. You can make a rocket, a doll, or anything you want – the possibilities are endless. From Krokotak.
53. DIY Painted Vases
These painted vases are absolutely gorgeous! It’s a great way to “up-cycle” some glass bottles and make them into the perfect wedding centerpiece, using just recycled glass bottles, paint, plastic syringe, vase liner & flowers. From Rustic Wedding Chic.
54. Gift Idea: Upcycled Wine Bottle Vases for Mom with Free Printable
These upcycled wine bottle vases are great for Mother’s Day and take no time to make. This great tutorial also includes a free printable card to complete your Mother’s Day present. From Tatertots and Jello.
55. Milk Bottle Elephants
Here’s another fun craft for kids to make – a colorful elephant using a recyled milk bottle and tissue paper. Try making a whole family of elephants with different colors for ultimate fun! From My Kid Craft.
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56. DIY Plastic Bottle Bird House
Let’s take care of birds while decorating our backyards with these super cute DIY plastic bottle bird houses! With some plastic bottles, a pair of sharp scissors, a paint and brush, and a string of wire, you can make your own recycled bird houses. From Goods Home Design.
Not enough Crafts? Here are OUR FAVORITE IDEAS from Kids Activities Blog:
- You’ll love how much fun these farm animals foam crafts are to make.
- This tissue paper apple is the perfect back-to-school craft (although you can make it anytime you want a quick activity!)
- Let’s learn how to make a lego bracelet – an original and cute gift for friends and family.
- These easy rock painting ideas are the best thing you can do with inexpensive supplies!
- Let’s make a paper lantern craft that is super fun to make and great home decor as well.
- Make a picture puzzle craft with popsicle sticks and other simple supplies.
- You have to see all of these perler bead ideas!
Which bottle craft do you want to try out first?