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2x4: Four Home Uses for Beer Bottles

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Jessica
03.18.13

If you enjoy a cold lager or porter every once in awhile, hold onto the bottle after the brewski is gone! Check out these new uses for your old friend, Mr. Beer Bottle:

  

Photos: PopDogDesigns | Etsy / SatterThings | Etsy

Make Magnets. Beer is great and magnets are great, so why not combine them? If you’re feeling crafty, save your popped tops. For an au natural beer bottle look, slap a magnet on the back and you’re good to go! For a personal touch, glue some of your favorite images into the inside of the cap before you magnetize the back. If you’d like to outsource the crafting work for this one, check out PopDogDesign’s greyhound bottle cap magnets.

Display Flowers. If you want to display one flower at a time – or you want to spread a bouquet throughout the house – look no further than the empty beer bottle in your hand. Give your fallen soldier a coat of spray paint or wrap it in colorful string and it’s ready for flowers! Line a few bottles up along a mantle or split up a six-pack between multiple rooms. If you want someone else to craft for you, buy a few vases from the Etsy shop SatterThings.

  

Photos: Redhead Can Decorate / Decoratrix

Store Dish Soap. So, you’ve finally found a dish soap that you love. The scent is great, it cleans your dishes and it’s the right price. There’s only one problem: the bottle is ugly. Like, “hide-under-the-sink-forever” ugly. If you suffer from Ugly Bottle Syndrome, store your soap in an old glass beer bottle, instead! Remove the sticky label, pop a bottle stopper on top and you’re ready to wash dishesTip: If you haven’t found the perfect dish soap yet, make your own non-toxic dish soap.

Organize Jewelry. Have you ever tried to type while wearing an armful of bangles? It’s really hard! Instead of having to choose between productivity and fashion, place a beer bottle by your workspace (if it doesn’t fit with your desk décor, spray paint it!). Beer bottles are the perfect size for temporarily holding bracelets, and you’ll be able to quickly slip them on when you’re ready to leave your home office! If you don’t like the look of a solo bottle, take inspiration from this on-the-wall design by Decoratrix.

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