If you’re a fan of those on-the-go Starbucks Frappuccino, don’t throw away the glass bottles just yet. Like Mason jars, those bottles are great for do-it-yourself projects.
Instead of recycling the glass, you can make some pretty neat stuff out of the bottles. Their labels are easy to remove, making them a great choice for crafts, and they’re easily painted or decorated for uses around the house.
If you’re looking to do a cool new project, consider these creative DIY uses for old Frappuccino bottles.
1. Soap Dispenser
Instead of constantly buying soap from the store, make your own soap dispenser and continue to keep it filled. All you need to do is cut a hole in the cap and add in a soap pump. You can even paint the cap or jar to make your soap dispenser look fancier.
2. Spice Jars
Create attractive spice jars with your upcycled Frappuccino bottle. This is especially useful if you like to buy your spices in bulk. Label your different spices with lettered stickers, and spray paint the caps to match your kitchen.
You don’t need to buy vases if you’re a coffee drinker. Just paint those old bottles with a matte white spray paint, and you’ve got some cute milk jar vases that go well with bright-colored flowers. Or, opt for your favorite paint color to make multicolored vases that match your home’s decor.
5. Sugar Scrub
Looking for a good gift idea? Give someone a homemade sugar scrub made with sugar, almond oil and peppermint oil. Just remove the label from your bottle and replace it with one of your own. You can experiment with different oils and colors depending on the time of year or who is receiving the gift.
6. Teacher Appreciation Presents
Need a good gift for your children’s teachers? Make them some candy-filled bottles, and create some of your own clever puns for the labels. Spray paint the lid and slap on your own labels, and you’ve got an inexpensive gift that’s sure to make a teacher smile.
7. Infused Cooking Oils
Spice up your cooking by keeping some homemade infused oils on hand. All you need is some olive oil, your favorite herbs, a strainer and a funnel, and you’ve got some fancy-tasting oil for when you feel like switching up your meals. Decorate the bottle with some ribbon if you feel like gifting them to friends.