Repurposed Starbucks Bottle

Here’s something for all you Starbucks lovers out there! (And no, we don’t mean Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”)

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I’m sure you’ve had your fair share of Starbucks bottles at some point or another. Whether you threw them away, used them as piggy banks or as spice jars–we’ve all encountered them at least once. Being a person who collects all unnecessary things (a problem for all crafters, I would presume?), I have collected at least a dozen of these coffee bottles. I love them. Just wash out the stickers and voila. You’ve got yourself a jar for all kinds of creative projects.

As you might imagine, I’ve repurposed a lot of these bottles already. Today, I have decided to show you guys how to spruce it up and use it as a flower vase. Trust me, with just three very easy steps, it’s the easiest D.I.Y. project you’ll see today.

Here are the materials you will need:


  • Flowers: Fresh or faux–any will do. For this project, I’ll be using my plastic flowers.
  • Scissors
  • Bottle: You can actually use any kind of bottle. But for the purpose of this D.I.Y., you might want to get that Starbucks bottle.
  • Tissue Paper: I will be using three colors for the tissue paper. Buta ny color will do. You can also try using just one color for this.
  • Jute String: I am in love with my jute string (I bought 6 rolls). I can use them anywhere. But also feel free to use what ever ribbon you have there around the house.

Step 1: First thing you need to do is get your jute string, pair of scissors and bottle. Hold the end of the string against the bottle and start swirling it around the bottle.


When you are satisfied with the thickness of the string around the bottle, cut it and make a double knot to secure it.


Step 2: Grab a hold of your scissors and tissue paper and just start cutting them up like pieces of confetti.


After that, insert it in the bottle. It will look something like this.


Step 3: Next and final step is to put your flowers in the bottle. Here’s a tip: I like to put only half of my confetti in first in the bottle, then put the flowers next. Then put the rest of the confetti in so that it does not get pushed down further by the confetti. That way, your bottle looks full and colorful.


And with just three steps, you have successfully upcycled your Starbucks bottle. Now wasn’t that easy?

Here is the final product!

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There are a hundred ways of sprucing these bottles up. All you need is a pair of creative eyes.

I have a lot of upcycling ideas for this bottle so just let us know in the comment box below if you would like more.

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