Bottles are the perfect items to recycle, not just into new bottles, but into totally new decorations! Whether you're planning a summer party, Christmas party, or even your big day, bottles can add a lovely touch to any theme.

With a little imagination, and often a very little amount of money (it's usually free!), you can take this everyday item and transform it into something that will make your event amazing. For more ideas, check out our piece on other DIY decorations for an event, and for help planning, get in touch with our experts.

1. Wine bottle gnomes

Wine gnomes

Perfect for the Christmas party. Just roll up some felt, glue on some fur, and stick on a button nose - easy peasy!

2. Delicate dangling decorations

Dangling decorations

Tying string around bottles, and hanging them from above, can help you to (very prettily) carve your own space inside an outdoor space or large venue.

3. Flower poles

Flower poles

These are perfect for guiding guests around an outdoor venue. Pop fairy lights in the bottles too, and you've got a pretty way to light up the path! Especially great for weddings.

4. Table numbers or settings

Table numbers

Slice the cork and insert a number, or just paint directly on the bottle. Easy! Great for award ceremonies or weddings.

5. Glass lanterns

Glass lanterns

The example in the photo looks complicated, but really all you need is a tealight in a bottle and hang it up.

6. Wheelbarrow bucket


Get your beer bottles and keep them cold with a rustic feel.

7. Candle holders

Candle holders

Watch the candles drip and form a waxy sculpture around your bottles.

8. Table vases

Flower vases

Couldn't be simpler.

9. The all-important wedding favours!

Champagne wedding favours

Go on. Give them a real treat.

So there you have it! Nine simple ideas for using bottles at your event. Don't forget to recycle them - making your events as sustainable as possible is important!

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