12 DIY Ideas For Turning Your Old Unwanted Beer Bottles Into Beautiful Upcycled Glasswear
If you drink a lot of beer, wine, or cocktails - don't worry, no judgement - you've probably become pretty preferential over the years, dare I say, picky.
And when it comes to your favorite drinks, you might even be picky about what you drink them out of. Because as any alcoholic drink epicure knows, with certain drinks, it matters. Don't just settle for store-bought glassware though - try these upcycled DIY ideas on for size.
Once you've finished a refreshing brew, you can flame cut the bottle, sand it down nicely, glue the tops to the bottom, and voila! Wine glasses. Or, you could skip all of the middle steps and purchase them onÂ Etsy.
As long as you can re-attach the cap - which may require some jimmying or glueing - you can use the same flame cutting technique and create yourself some custom shot glasses! Bottoms up!
If a German Kolsch is your preferred beer, a Stange glass is recommended.Â ReworksÂ from Calgary, AB specializes in blowing old glass bottles intoÂ beautiful tall beer glasses, or, if you're feeling ambitious, you can make your own!
If pilsner is your favorite brew, Tumbler glasses are what you want. The inward tapering effect is perfect for maintaining a nice full head and showcasing its color.
Don't limit yourself to just glassware. The new aluminum Budweiser bottles can be altered easily, and to whatever size you fancy. And the fact that they aren't glass makes them more durable, and thus, better suited camping, beach days, and other outdoor activities.
The more unique the bottle design, the more creative the upcycled glassware! This Lucky beer bottle makes for an awesomely distinctive pint glass.
Go all out! After all, it is yourÂ DIY project - make the most of it!Â These elegant gold leaf tumblers are perfect for a more formal occasion and could house any number of your favorite signature cocktails.
Similar to the wine glasses, these glasses are easily made by flame cutting the tops, sanding the edges, and attaching the top to the bottom. Only this time, make the cut higher up on the bottle. Goblets are best for enjoying heavy, malty beers, such as Belgian ales and German bocks.
Distinguished by their inflated bottom and linear shape, English pint glasses are great more just about any type of beer. These larger Innis & Gunn bottles are the perfect size and have a great, nostalgic look.
If cocktails are your more your thing, simply cut the bottle slightly closer to the bottom and make yourself the perfect glass for a Manhattan on the rocks.
The options are practically endless. Make sure you do your homework and know what you're doing before you start making your own upcycled glassware. Then, get creative!