Over the past few years I’ve really begun to experiment with repurposing, trying to reduce our household waste and add some fun into our personal space. But even before my days of repurposing I’ve always had an affinity for glass bottles. One trip through my kitchen and you’ll quickly note an abundance of pretty oil containers and glass jars. The same holds true for my bathroom, which is quickly being overrun by perfume bottles I just can’t seem to part with. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the bottle is half the reason I try a specific perfume. So what can I do with all these bottles lining my sink (and my husbands?)
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Repurposing Perfume Bottles
Keep it freshMake a stately reed diffuser by adding your favorite aromatherapy oil and a few reed sticks. This is a great way to repurpose your bottle and keep your space smelling fresh.
- If your bottle has a spray mister try adding some fruit or flower essence and you have your own air freshener!
Not all perfume bottles are the right size for decor, crafts, etc. If you’re like me you might have a favorite discount fragrance you purchased in a large size bottle. You can pour some of your favorite fragrance from the large bottle into a smaller one. This is great for travel or even for keeping on your vanity as a more convenient size.
A Unique PiecePut a little of your personal style into the bottle with a little paint. If you're crafty you can make a beautiful hand painted bottle for display or even a gift!
- Make your own bubble bath; place it in the bottle, cork the top, and add a nice piece or ribbon for a great looking tub display you’ll actually use.
A Unique Piece
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- Not a painter? Try filling your bottle with pebbles, colorful stones or even faux pearls to use as a paper weight in the office or just a pretty display piece.
- It’s a perfume bottle, no wait, it’s a vase! Add some water and a fresh cut flower of two for your own unique vase.
Fun for the kids
Use your old bottles for arts and craft time. Pick up a funnel and some colored stand to fill the bottles, for much less than a standard sand art kit at the store. With a little help from Mom or Dad kids' can even create some really chic ornaments for the Christmas tree – the way the light reflects of them is brilliant.
Do you repurpose items? Do you have any additional repurposing tips for perfume bottles? I certainly can use them all!