{upcycled bottle decor}

{upcycled bottle decor}

This is one of my very first posts from the beginning of Wait Til Your Father Gets Home.  I wanted to revisit it with all of my current readers as it’s one of my all time favorite projects, and I think it’s just such a great way to decorate around your home!


Before I lose you, I’m not talking about displaying all the beer you’ve ever had on top of your kitchen cabinets like so many of my friends did in college.  Although it might have been considered really cool back then, times have changed.  We’ve traded in our beer bottles for baby bottles most days. Recently, we had some beer in the house that came in bottles that were kind of short and stubby.  I thought they were really cute and requested my husband drink them over the weekend so I could use them in a project.  He thought I was crazy, but luckily obliged!

To make Upcycled Bottles, you’ll need:

empty bottles {beer, wine, spaghetti sauce, pickles…possibilities are endless}
jute twine {purchased at Hobby Lobby}
hot glue gun/glue

Upcycled Bottle Decor @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home these #twine wrapped bottles make the perfect decor item in your home for any season #bottles #DIY #upcycle #jute

Basically I started at the bottom of each bottle and tightly wrapped the jute twine around the bottle.  I put a skinny line of hot glue to secure the jute twine down.  I used a mini glue gun on this project and probably used about 4 sticks on each bottle.  That may sound like a lot of glue, but they are small sticks, and I have a huge pack of them, so I didn’t mind.  You could probably just secure the jute twine with a small dot of glue every so often if your glue supply is low.

Pretty soon I had three cute little wrapped bottles.  To add some color to them, I cut a green floral stem that I had leftover from my wreath project and gave them all a new home on our kitchen table.

Upcycled Bottle Decor @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home these #twine wrapped bottles make the perfect decor item in your home for any season #bottles #DIY #upcycle #jute

These three bottles consistently find their way into my decor each season {a lot of times as part of my mantel decor}.  I love how versatile they are and that I can make them look so different by just adding a few new elements to them with each season.

You may have seen them in my…

 Spring Mantel


Fall Mantel

full shot

Valentine’s Day Mantel

Valentine's Day Bunting

I’m going to be “redecorating” around the house again over the next few weeks, and I’ll be sure to update you then on where the bottles end up.  I’m going to try for a new location this time around!

Upcycled Bottle Decor @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home these #twine wrapped bottles make the perfect decor item in your home for any season #bottles #DIY #upcycle #jute

Have you done any projects lately that cost next to nothing?

Do you have an obsession with wrapping items around your house in jute twine?

Are there any other older projects of mine that you’d like me to revisit with you all again?


I’ll be linking up at these parties!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.


  1. And it still looks super cute!! :D

  2. Love these bottles, Meredith! It’s great how they are simple and can be changed for different seasons! :D

  3. These are great, versatile pieces thanks for the reminder!

  4. Love this tutorial!! Thanks for sharing Meredith!! Pinning!
    Make it a great day!

  5. Meredith, I love how these turned out! I really want a set of three for my dining room table. I better start saving some cute shaped bottles!

  6. Such a great and easy idea! I like how you have changed a little bit about them with the seasons to make them year-round bottles!

  7. These are so pretty, and I LOVE how transitional they are! Great project, thanks for sharing it!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  8. Great idea!

  9. What a perfect post to revisit as Earth day is approaching.

  10. Those are so adorable and cool!!! I did something similar using rope and cans and just love how organic the feel is! I will have to save my bottles too now!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  11. Cannot wait to do this little project for our spare bedroom! It will go perfectly with a light fixture that I am going to DIY! Thank you for sharing!

  12. Gorgeous! What a perfect way to welcome spring :) Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Ginger Snap Crafts :)


  13. So cute! I love quick and easy decoration updates!

  14. Oh my goodness, how cute…they are perfect for spring!

  15. Well thanks so much for re-posting ~ I love them & they’re so easy =)

  16. Fantastic Mer! Love that how they look great anywhere!

  17. Adorable!!

  18. Very cute! Love quick and easy {and almost free!!} projects!

  19. These are really fun!

  20. I love these! It’s such an easy and cute idea! I’m visiting from Tatertots and Jello. Hope you’ll stop by and say hello!

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries

    PS- I also write for http://www.craftingagreenworld.com and we do a Green Crafts Showcase every month. This would be a perfect fit if you’re interested in entering: http://craftingagreenworld.com/green-crafts/


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