Decorating a home or apartment with antique glass bottles is one way to make living quarters more attractive without spending a lot of money. There are various ways to use antique glass bottles to beautify a space. Antique glass bottles can be used as vases and candleholders. Colored bottles look pretty sitting on a mantel, bookshelf, or windowsill. Wide-mouthed bottles can be filled with polished stones, marbles, colored sand, or seashells to add a decorative touch to any room.
Antique glass bottles are a natural way to decorate a bathroom and are often used as containers. Bottles with wide mouths can be used to store cotton balls and swabs, combs, hair rollers, toothpaste, and other sundries. Antique glass bottles come in many different colors, so it will be easy to find one to complement any bathroom décor. Another way to spruce up the bathroom is to fill the bottom of a wicker basket with fake grass or colorful ribbons. Placing several small antique glass bottles in the basket will create a very pretty yet inexpensive decoration.
Old wine bottles are often used as candleholders. The top of the bottle is usually just the right size to hold a taper candle without allowing the candle fall through. As the candle burns, the wax will drip down the sides of the bottle. It is best to burn candles of different colors in the bottle candleholder. After several candles have been burned, the dripping wax will make a festive, colorful pattern on the neck and sides of the bottle.
Antique glass bottles make attractive vases for floral bouquets. An old milk jug filled with dried flowers will add a vintage touch to the décor. Adding a row of colored bottles to a windowsill will look attractive anytime, but will be especially striking when the sun shines through and turns them into sun catchers.
Colored antique glass bottles may also be used as sun catchers in a valance that can be made to hang over a window. Corks should be affixed to the bottles with a strong adhesive, and thick twine should be nailed to the corks. The other end of the twine needs to be securely tied to a sturdy curtain rod. Hanging the bottles at different heights by alternating high and low will look more attractive and help to keep the bottles from banging against one another. When the sun shines through the bottles, the colors will dance around the room.