You’ve just sprayed the last bit of your favorite perfume, but before you buy a new one, you need to decide what to do with the empty bottle. But like the fragrance, the bottle itself is probably a real masterpiece and you can’t imagine throwing it in the trash with all the other boring bottles. But don’t worry, that’s not necessary! There are many creative and cool ways you can reuse your empty perfume bottles. Not only do you recycle them and help the environment, but you also have a new stylish DIY decoration or useful tool for your home. Read on to discover our 8 suggestions on how to reuse empty perfume bottles.
Empty perfume bottles are versatile objects with untapped potential
You don’t have to say goodbye to this beautiful bottle
Reuse empty perfume bottles: 8 super cool ideas
Empty perfume bottles are often considered waste, but with a little imagination and a bit of DIY skill, you can transform them into beautiful decorative pieces or functional accessories. Many perfume bottles have attractive designs and features that make them perfect for reuse. The following tips and ideas will show you what you can do with empty perfume bottles:
You’ve just realized you’ve sprayed the last of your favorite perfume – now what?
#1. Flower vases made from empty perfume bottles
Empty perfume bottles have a unique charm and elegance that can be converted into beautiful flower vases. First, clean the bottles thoroughly to remove any residue. Then choose your favorite flowers or small plants and carefully arrange them inside the bottle. Decide whether you want to use fresh flowers or artificial flowers. Fresh flowers need water, while artificial flowers are easy to care for and long-lasting. Cut the flower stems to the desired length, making sure they fit comfortably in the bottle. If using fresh flowers, add enough water to keep the flowers hydrated. Be careful not to put too much in as perfume bottles tend to have a narrow neck. To visually enhance the vase, you can place decorative accents such as ribbons, cords or beads around the neck of the bottle.
You can use decorative or fresh flowers
#2. Make your own room fragrance dispenser
Empty perfume bottles can be turned into chic pipe diffusers that not only fill your home with wonderful scents but also show off your creativity. To do this, you will need reed diffuser sticks, essential oils, and a carrier oil. Clean and disinfect the bottle thoroughly. Remove all labels and adhesive residue. Then fill them with a mixture of essential oil and carrier oil. The ratio can vary, but a common mix is 70-75% carrier oil and 25-30% essential oil. Insert the sticks into the neck of the bottle. They absorb the scent mixture and distribute it into the air. To ensure the scent lasts longer, you should turn the sticks over regularly, usually every 1-2 weeks. If the scent becomes too weak, you can add more essential oil and carrier oil to freshen it up.
You can even use the last drops of your perfume to make a diffuser
#3. Jewelry storage made from empty perfume bottle
Empty perfume bottles can be repurposed into a creative and functional jewelry storage solution. Simply remove the spray head of the bottle and clean it thoroughly. You can paint the exterior of the bottle or leave it as is for a vintage look. Insert hooks or wire loops into the bottle to hang necklaces, bracelets and earrings. You can also hang the chains around the neck of the perfume bottle to prevent them from getting tangled. This original jewelry storage idea not only brings order to your accessories but also adds a glamorous touch to your dressing table.
Old perfume bottles are perfect for storing jewelry
#4. Reuse empty perfume bottles as candle holders
Converting empty perfume bottles into candle holders is a creative and eco-friendly DIY project that will add an elegant touch to your home. Clean the bottles thoroughly and make sure they are free of any fragrance residue or labels. Then all you have to do is remove the top elements of the perfume bottles and replace them with a long candlestick or LED candles to create a cozy atmosphere. To prevent the candle from falling out, melt a small piece at the bottom that will fit into the neck of the bottle. You can even string several of these candles together to create charming decor for your dining table. To increase visual appeal, you can add decorative accents such as ribbons, strings, or beads around the neck of the bottle.
Empty perfume bottles make stylish candle holders
#5. Reuse empty perfume bottles as a mini terrarium
Empty perfume bottles can be converted into attractive terrariums, offering a unique way to bring a touch of nature into your home or office. Clean the bottle and place a layer of small stones or pebbles as drainage. Then add some activated charcoal and potting soil. Carefully insert small succulents or air plants into the soil. Optional decorative accents, such as miniature figures or small stones, can increase the visual appeal. Place it in a well-lit, indirect sunny spot and enjoy the nature inside!
You can integrate nature into your home
#6. Oil lamps made from perfume bottles
Transform empty perfume bottles into beautiful oil lamps that create a romantic ambience. First, clean the bottle and remove all labels. Then fill the bottle with lamp oil and put a wick through the spout. Cut the wick to the desired length and light it. These perfume bottle oil lamps create a warm and cozy atmosphere, perfect for a nice dinner or an outdoor gathering.
This use can evoke romantic moods
#7. Make your own incense stick holder
Make unique incense holders out of your empty perfume bottles. First, clean the empty perfume bottles thoroughly and make sure they are free of any residual fragrance. Remove all labels and adhesive residue. Make sure the bottles are completely dry before continuing. Place incense sticks in the bottle and let the smoke pass through the neck of the bottle. This creates a fascinating optical effect and spreads a wonderful scent. Make sure the incense sticks fit comfortably in the neck of the bottle. The neck of the bottle helps hold the ashes and release the scent into the air. From time to time, remove the ash that accumulates at the bottom of the bottle. These incense holders will add a touch of mysticism to your room and provide great conversation starters.
This is another creative solution for your home
#8th. DIY perfume bottle scented candles
Reuse your empty perfume bottles as scented candles. Clean the bottle and attach a wick to the center with a small dab of hot glue. Choose the type of wax you want and melt it in a double boiler or microwave-safe container. Monitor the temperature with a thermometer to make sure it doesn’t overheat. Add the fragrance oil of your choice to the melted wax and stir thoroughly. Carefully pour the wax into the bottle and allow it to cool and solidify. Then light the wick and enjoy the intoxicating scent that fills your room. These scented candles not only give your room a pleasant aroma, but also serve as a decorative element.
You can make beautiful DIY candles