We love upcycles of all different materials, but glass and wood are two of our favourites. It should come as no surprise that we absolutely adore this glass bottle and wood vase! The design is simple and easy to replicate, and it’s a perfect use for those glass bottles you’ve been collecting.
This glass bottle and wood vase upcycle is an inexpensive project. We also recommend using reclaimed wood or offcuts rather than buying new wood. You’ll need:
- 2 boards, each 30 inches long
- 2 boards, each 8.25 inches long
- Drill and drill bit
- Wood glue
- Hammer and nails
- 8 soda bottles
This tutorial uses a top and bottom board that are each 30 inches long. The sides are 8.25 inches. The height of your side boards will depend on the height of your bottles. Make sure that the height of your side boards is 1/2 and inch shorter than your soda bottles. The bottles shown here were from Jarritos soda.
Next you’ll want to add holes to your top board. Clamp your top board to some scrap wood and drill 8 holes with a 1 3/8 inch forstner bit. The first hole should be 2.5 inches from the end of the board and your holes should be spaced 3.5 inches apart. This accommodates nicely for the width of the glass bottles.
It’s now time to assemble your glass bottle and wood vase. Attach the bottom 30 inch piece to the sides with some wood glue and nail to secure. Attach the top 30 inch board in the same manner.
You can now finish the vase in your preferred style. For reclaimed wood you’ll likely want to give the wood a good sanding. Perhaps add a wood stain. It’s totally up to you!
If you used a stain be sure to let it properly dry. Finally assemble your glass bottles and add water and your favourite flowers. Step back and admire your new glass bottle and wood vase!
Source: Shanty 2 Chic