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How to make Christmas empty glass bottle decorations

Updated February 21, 2017

Recycle glass bottles of any shape and size to make funky Christmas decorations. Get kids involved in this craft for something entertaining to do for everyone. This craft repurposes any old bottles you have and yields decorations that will be a sure conversation starter. Place several decorated bottles together for a themed decoration, or display them as a table centrepiece or along a windowsill during the Christmas season.

Clean the bottles thoroughly with warm water and soap. Allow them to dry before you begin this craft.

Paint Christmas designs on the outside of the bottles with oil paints. Christmas trees, wreaths, snowmen, snowflakes, reindeer and holly leaves are traditional ideas for the decorations. Allow the paint to dry.

Fill the bottles with embellishments that will look interesting from the outside of the bottle. Small Christmas lights inside, little ornaments, pieces of greenery or ribbons and pieces of silver tinsel are all options. Another idea is to fill the bottles with Christmas sweets or colourful beads.

Tie a red or green ribbon around the top of the bottle.

Things You'll Need

  • Oil craft paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Embellishments (small Christmas lights, miniature ornaments, berries, tinsel or greenery)
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Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.