Admit it, you have an empty bottle of some sort lying around somewhere. Maybe it's an old olive oil bottle, or maybe it's an empty perfume bottle. Whatever it is, you have it somewhere, unused and unloved (pass the tissues, Karen).

You can up-cycle these empty bottles in many different ways, and the easiest one is to simply use them for decorative purposes. I've started my own DIY bottle decor project and can't wait to share the results with you later, but in the meantime, here's how you can up-cycle your empty bottles to add a bit of flash and style to your home while being environmentally-friendly at the same time.

Let there be light with these gorgeous lanterns!

All you’ll need for this one is string lights or candles! This particular decoration is ideal if you have already-broken bottles! And if you don’t, it’s better to have someone experienced remove the bottom part of the bottle, or create a small hole on the side for the string light plug.


How about a pop of color?

This is one of the easier decorations to make, simply because all you’ll need is spray paint (or watercolor, or even a marker!). Get creative with your favorite colors, and after you’re done you can add little ornaments to give your new decor bottle extra style.


Doesn’t tickle your fancy? Go for some glitter instead!

Just get some glue from your nearest supplies store, your favorite colored glitter, and get to work! You don’t have to cover the entire bottle in glitter. Mix and match with different bottles to give the illusion of luxury decor.


Sheer metallic is my personal favorite for obvious reasons, girl!

Metallic paint is available almost anywhere now, and you can get it in the form of a spray paint bottle too. If it seems to plain even after coloring, feel free to go crazy with more ornaments that may seem little but actually go a long way!