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Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

I am a couple spritz away from finishing my first full sized perfume, a 1 oz Chloe, and i am trying to come up with a way to use the bottle, once the perfume is gone.  It is kind of a difficult shape to work with since it is basically a cube, but I hate to just throw it away because it is so pretty!

 

I'd love to hear any ideas you may have on how to reuse it, or ways you have reused other empty perfume bottles!   Thanks! Smiley Happy

 

Re: Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

If it's the kind where you can twist the top off, refill it with something sprayable you use (water, toner, alcohol to sanitize), or colored water or sand to make it pretty.

 

If it's not, then paperweight, bookcase ends, and if it's not heavy enough then maybe glue a decorative stone or something on the bottom. You can even put it in your fish tank (but wash well first!) so it looks like a sunken treasure or something.

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Those are some good ideas!  I especially like the fish tank one, although I don't have any fish (the cats would terrorize the poor things).

 

I was thinking maybe I could take the metal part and sprayer off, then use it as a mini vase and put short, dried flowers in it.  Using your idea, maybe I could fill it with pretty sand THEN put flowers in it...hmmm...THEN use it as a bookend!

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Haha, that sounds pretty, but if it's a sand-filled bookend, make sure you seal the opening with some wax, hot glue or something so if you accidentally tip it over you won't get sand everywhere.

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Yeah, nobody likes sand in the cracks.....

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You can get mini sprays of flowers from the florist and put them in the bottle, after you remove the spray apparatus. Or one stem of a bigger flower.

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yes, i think this would look great!  Thanks Smiley Happy

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photo credit to lulupowers

Re: Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

this is so pretty and what a cute way to reuse a beautiful bottle Smiley Happy!

Re: Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

very pretty!  I think I am definitely going to do something with flowers Smiley Happy

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Maybe you could use it as a reed diffuser or turn it into a mini lava lamp! It is a cute bottle, it would be a shame to toss it!

Re: Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

I am intrigued!  What is a reed diffuser?  And how would one go about making a mini lava lamp?!  OK, i'll Google it lol

Re: Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

The reeds soak up the scented oils and diffuses the fragrance into the air

photo credit: favecrafts

Re: Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

You could put water & food coloring in it and them mix some flameless candles and beads, glass rocks and/or crystals around it for a warm accent in any room. You could mix other bottles & colors and it would be really pretty if you displayed it all on a mirror. Maybe that would look pretty. I hope you'll let us know what you end up doing, fun seeing how creative people are. Have fun with it. Smiley Happy

Re: Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

Ooooo!  This is a good idea too!  I never would have thought of it!  And a flameless candle would be kitty-friendly too!  Thanks Smiley Happy

Re: Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

Just found another cute idea: mini snow globe! All you need is water, a couple of drops of glycerin, and glitter in your favorite colors and shapes. 

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I love the snow globe idea! Perfume bottles always seem so whimsical to me anyhow so this would be such a perfect re-purpose! Smiley Happy

Re: Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

that sounds really cool!  I will have to try that!

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How do you get the sprayer portion off of the bottle?

Re: Ideas for how to repurpose perfume bottles!

You need needle noise pliers.

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