Today I have a fun little makeover for y’all. Ever wonder what to do with old glass bottles you might have lying around? Most of us probably just throw them away… but wait! Instead of throwing it away, keep that beautiful bottle and turn it into a vase!

Every now and then my hubby and I will enjoy a little drink or two. My choice is typically a glass of wine, but he will sometimes go for a whiskey drink.  Whiskey bottles always seem to be so pretty in their shape and form. For example, I really love the seals that you typically see on the front of the bottle. It almost reminds me of some of the vintage glassware you find in antique stores! Unfortunately, those bottles run for a pretty penny. I’ve been drooling over a few but didn’t want to spend $20-30 per bottle. And besides, why spend that much money when I already had a replica right in my liquor cabinet!

Alrighty, moving on to the tutorial! This project was basically free and took just about 15 minutes!


First, I had to take off the whiskey label. I filled the sink up with warm soapy water and let it soak for about 10 minutes. By that point, the label had become soggy enough to peel off.


I used a dish washing brush to scrape off most of the label. For the glue that didn’t come off with the brush, I used my fingernail to scrape off the rest.


And tada! All done:) Once the label has been removed, the bottle takes on a completely new look. So elegant and simple!


For a little while I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to use the bottle for. I knew I would most likely use it as a vase, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to use flowers or just some simple greenery. I think either option would work, but since I didn’t want to go to the store to buy fresh flowers, I took the lazy way out! I literally walked out my back door and picked some weeds. Who knew weeds could be so beautiful??




I topped off the look with a little starfish peeping out of the mouth of the bottle. I’m really happy with the final product – a little bit of simple elegance paired with some coastal charm!








 Hope you all enjoyed today’s makeover!!

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Thank you for stopping by The Blissful Bee! I'm Amy and I'm the writer and designer behind the blog. I have a passion for interior design, fashion and simply living a stylish life. I hope you enjoy your "stay"!


  1. So pretty. I love how the bottle looks with the greenery and the shells placed in front of it. I have a wine bottle I’ve been saving (I don’t drink much) and have been looking for inspiration.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing at One More Time Events…. Party runs all week and new Party is on Sundays… Hope to see you again…Have a great week…hugs…Tammy

  3. Cute idea using weeds and shells. I’m often without any good flowers to bring in, but there is always greenery. Shells make wonderful bling!

  4. I’ll never look at a Wild Turkey bottle the same way.

    Great idea and great transformation.

    Thanks for linking up to Home{work} Wednesday. I hope you’ll share another project this week.

  5. Love your bottle and how you styled it. I love glass bottles, jars, hate to get rid of them. We keep glass jars to recycle so sometimes I go out to recycle barrel to take something back.
    I could really kick myself as my son had given me all kinds of gorgeous bottles, really pretty blue shaped ones and I got rid of them, Ok I’ll bend over so you can kick me. That was before I discovered blogs and all the awesome things to be done with throwaways. I didn’t want to get rid of bottles but hubs was complaining about the room they took up. I just think how pretty they would have looked in a caddy. Ah well no sense lamenting the past (but still wish I had them darn it). Happy summer

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  7. I love this idea for the home, it’s so simple and clean!
    For some reason I can never throw out my odd or elegant shaped wine/champagne bottles, I think I have at least 5 waiting for me to do something with them…I better get on it!
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