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5 Creative Ways to Reuse Old Bottles at Home

Upcycle your old jars and bottles into useful containers

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Photography: Cecil Jusi Baltasar

In any functioning family kitchen, empty bottles in various sizes have a way of accumulating at the end of the week. Jam jars, bottles carrying store-bought pasta sauces, condiment bottles—what do you do with them when your family has used up their delicious contents? Do you chuck them into the recycling bin? Or do you take the more fun route and upcycle them into something else?

Picking the second choice would not only remove one more item off your to-buy list (because you already made it with your own hands!); it will also reduce your trash. A win-win situation!

This particular kitchen has collected quite a big number of used bottles, so we went wild on the upcycling department. Take a look at what we fashioned out of these charmingly wavy bottles. (These particular ones used to hold homemade malunggay pesto, with their labels washed off.)

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