For decades, glass bottles have made their way into our homes. They store bubbly beverages, your favorite vino, olive oil, and plenty of other household necessities. After a bottle has served its purpose, it usually ends up in the recycling bin. Good news – now you can upcycle your old wine bottles or other glass containers and use them as decor in your backyard!

Check out these five ways to incorporate glass bottles into your backyard decoration and landscaping!

1. Wine Bottle Torch

With a few adjustments, wine and liquor bottles can easily serve as a torch for light during warm summer evenings in the backyard. Check out the steps to DIY your own wine bottle torches, here.

Hello Glow

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2. Bottle Path Border

You can use a collection of your favorite bottles to border paths around your home. Mix up the colors, shapes, and sizes of your bottles for a unique pathway in your backyard.

The Oregonian via Apartment Therapy

Image Credit: The Oregonian via Apartment Therapy

3. Self-Watering System

While you may be finished drinking from a beverage bottle, your plants aren’t! Follow this super simple DIY to create a self-watering system that keeps plants hydrated for up to three days. No need to ask a neighbor to come over and water your plants when you’re away for a long weekend!

Julie Blanner

Image Credit: Julie Blanner

4. Bird Feeder

Your upcycled bottles can keep your plants hydrated and keep the birds fed! Grab a few tools and an old wine bottle, and follow these instructions to DIY your own bird feeder.

Down Home Inspiration

Image Credit: Down Home Inspiration

5. Bottle Vase

This trick is the easiest of all! Turn a bottle into a vase by removing the bottle label and placing fresh flowers, decorative branches, or any foliage you’d like into the neck. Display on a deck railing or patio table, and rotate the fillings as often as you’d like!

Uncommon Designs

Image Credit: Uncommon Designs

What’s your favorite way to reuse empty bottles? Share your ideas in the comments below!