Perfume bottles can be some of the most beautiful and luxurious items on your vanity, coming in all sorts of unique shapes and sizes. But what happens when the fragrance runs out? Many people simply dispose of the containers, thinking they have no use anymore. Instead of throwing away your empty perfume bottles, why not think sustainably and repurpose them instead?
Here are 24 great ways to reuse an empty fragrance bottle:
1. Refill It
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One of the simplest ways to reuse an empty perfume bottle is to refill it with your favorite fragrance. You can purchase refillable perfume bottles or you can use a funnel to pour a small amount of perfume into the bottle.
2. Create a DIY Reed Diffuser
Fill the empty perfume bottle with your favorite essential oil and insert a few reed sticks. The reed sticks will absorb the oil and release the fragrance into the air, creating a natural and long-lasting scent.
3. Make a DIY Room Spray
Fill an empty perfume bottle with water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use it as a natural and refreshing room spray.
4. Use it as a Mini Flower Vase
Empty perfume bottles can be transformed into cute and stylish mini flower vases. Fill the bottle with water and a few stems of your favorite flowers and place them on your desk, windowsill, or dining table.
5. Turn it into a Vintage Display
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Decoupage a vintage label onto the bottle to give your space an antique feel. Decorate around the labels to really make them stand out.
6. Use it as an Essential Oil Roller
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If you have an empty rollerball perfume bottle, you can fill it with your favorite essential oil and use it as a natural perfume or stress relief roller.
7. Create a Jewelry Holder
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Empty perfume bottles can be used as unique and stylish jewelry holders. Simply remove the spray cap and fill the bottle or drape it with your favorite bracelets, necklaces, or earrings.
8. Turn it into a Light Feature
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Gather a string of battery-operated LED fairy lights and place it into the fragrance bottle for a cute light feature. If you want to get extra fancy, you can even create a chandelier made of old perfume bottles!
9. Use it as a Bath Oil Bottle
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Fill the bottle with bath oil or bubble bath and use it in the bath for a relaxing night of self-care.
10. Make it into a Decorative Object
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You can display your empty perfume bottle as a decorative object on a shelf or a vanity. It's a great way to add a vintage or chic vibe to your home. Fill it with colored water, beads, or rhinestones for a unique display.
11. Use it as a Party Favor
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Fill your empty bottles with candy or small plants and set them out as party favors for guests at your wedding or other events.
12. Make an Oil Burner
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An empty perfume bottle and a wick can be transformed into an oil burner. Fill the bottle with water and a few drops of essential oil and place a wick in the bottle. The heat from the flame will warm the water and release the fragrance into the air.
13. Build a Snow Globe
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Fill the bottle with water, glitter, and a small figurine to create a fun and festive snow globe.
14. Make a DIY Hand Sanitizer
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Clean out an empty perfume bottle and fill it with a mixture of rubbing alcohol, aloe vera gel, and your favorite essential oil. Use it as a natural and refreshing hand sanitizer.
15. Use it as a Paperweight
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Heavy perfume bottles make for great paperweights. Keep your desk organized and add a touch of elegance with an empty perfume bottle.
16. Make it into a Pin Cushion
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Use hot glue to attach some fabric filled with stuffing to the top of an empty perfume bottle and use it as a pin cushion.
17. Create a Miniature Terrarium
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With a little creativity and a few small plants, you can turn an empty perfume bottle into a miniature terrarium. Fill the bottle with soil and your favorite plants, and watch them grow.
18. Use it as a Bath Salt Container
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An empty perfume bottle with a wide opening can be used as a stylish container for bath salts. Fill the bottle with your favorite bath salts and use it as a decorative object in your bathroom.
19. Create a Piece of Art
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Paint your old perfume bottle or use it to create a unique sculpture or paper-mâché art piece.
20. Turn it into a Plant Mister
Fill the empty perfume bottle with water and use it as a plant mister. This can be especially useful for small plants or indoor herbs.
21. Place a Partially Full Bottle in Your Closet
Keep your clothes fresh with a glass sachet! Remove the cap and place it in a secure spot in your closet to give your clothes a subtle fragrance.
22. Write a Message in a Bottle
Write a message on a piece of paper and put it in the bottle. Close the bottle with a cork or a cap.
23. Make a Potion Bottle Necklace
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If you have tiny perfume bottles, you can fill them with glitter or colorful sand and attach them to a chain to create a stunning potion bottle necklace.
24. Use it as a Scented Candle Holder
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A perfume bottle can be used as a unique and stylish scented candle holder. Place a candlestick in the perfume bottle to create a cute dining table decoration.
With so many creative and practical ways to reuse empty perfume bottles, you’ll never throw away another one! From DIY room spray to mini flower vases, these ideas will not only save you money but will also reduce waste and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.
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