$10 DIY Glass Bottle & Wood Vase

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I am so happy about this project turned out!  Our friends at Ryobi Nation challenged us to come up with a project that repurposes an item to create something else.  Count us in!  Check out my  $10 wood and glass bottle vase!

Shanty2Chic Bottle Vase

This is such a fun project!  It took me under an hour to do the entire thing!  I have shared a full tutorial here, and you can also download and print the free plans by clicking HERE!!

Print Bottle Centerpiece Plans

 Thanks so much to Jay of Jay’s Custom Creations for putting all of Shanty2Chic’s original ideas into printable plans for our readers.  You guys should check his site out!  He has some great ideas!  So… Let’s get started!

Supply List

1 x 6 x 8 Pine or Whitewood Board

1 3/8″ Ryobi Forstner Bit


Brad Nailer

Wood Glue

8 Soda Bottles ( I used Jarritos from Target)

First, you need to make your cuts!  I used my  miter saw to make the cuts below.  These pieces are all cut from the 1 x 6 board.   My top and bottom pieces are both 30″ and the sides are 8.25″.  If you are using different bottles than I am using, make your cuts on this part 1/2″ shorter than the height of your bottles.

Wood for Bottle Vase

measurement of side pieces

Once you have your cuts done, you are ready to add some holes!  We are only putting holes in the top 30″ piece.  To make these holes, I used Ryobi’s 1 3/8″ forstner bit.  You can find a whole set of these at The Home Depot.

Ryobi Forstner Bits at Home Depot

I clamped my 30″ piece to a scrap board and used my 18V cordless drill to make the holes.

Ryobi 18V drill

Holes for bottle vase

 Each of the holes are 3.5″ apart, and I started the first hole at 2.5″ from the side of the 30″ board.  These measurements are the middle of each hole.

Top of Bottle Vase

Now, it’s time to put it all together!  I used my Ryobi AirStrike nail gun for this part.  This thing is the BOMB people.  It uses the same battery as my drill, and requires no cord or compressor… Too legit.

Cordless Nail Gun

I attached the sides to my bottom 30″ piece first.  Add a line of wood glue to each seam before using the nail gun.

Attach sides on vase

Finally, I attached the top piece!  I used the nail gun on this part too.  Just add a line of wood glue to the top of each side piece, and use the nail gun to nail the 30″ top board in place.

Ryobi AirStrike Nail Gun

Here she is all finished up!

How to build a soda bottle vase

You can finish your vase however you like!  I chose to use a Varathane stain from Home Depot in American Walnut.  Just brush it on, let it sit for a couple minutes, and then use a rag or old t-shirt to wipe off any excess.  I love this stain because it only requires one coat, and dries in under an hour.

Varathane Wood Stain

After the vase dried, I decided to ‘shanty’ it up a bit.  I used my Ryobi Corner Cat sander with 80 grit paper to go over the entire piece.  This gives it a fun, vintage look!

Ryobi Corner Cat Sander

I found these bottles at Target.  I let the kiddos drink a few of them, and then repurposed them :-)…

bottles for diy vase

I bought a few tulips, and I was set!  I am loving the results!  I also added a few black furniture tacks on the top for a fun touch.  These don’t hold it together at all… They are just for fun!

What do you think??  Pretty cute for an $8 board, right?? ;-)

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Thanks so much for stopping by guys!  Let me know if you have any questions at all!  I would LOVE for you to pin and share this project with all your friends!

Have an awesome week!



  1. I do agree with all the ideas you have introduced on your post.

    They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the
    posts are very brief for novices. May you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time?
    Thank you for the post.

  2. This is awesome! Would you be willing to make them and sell them!?

  3. chantal says:

    Where did you get that dishware I love it!

  4. Jess Cox says:

    I totally won the set from SNAP! by adding almost 70 pictures of your beautiful faces on instagram using these tools! I kid you not! This will be my first project!

  5. Laura Pearce says:

    I LOVE this idea. I am making them for Mothers Day gifts. Here is one I made today using Starbuck’s bottles I have been saving

  6. I also wanted to know–how did you wipe the Jarritos labels off the glass bottles easily?

  7. Cheryl Aronson says:

    How about those chargers!! what a cute idea!!!

  8. Leigh McAllister says:

    LOVE this!! question for you! how do you suggest taking the labels off the bottles? i picked up some of the same jarrittos tonight and those labels are stuck good!!

  9. Evelyne Rolot says:

    J’aime beaucoup. (I like this)
    Thanks for this idea.

  10. Marissa Perry says:

    What a Great Idea!!! Thanks for the free plans -marissa @www.4herhome.com

  11. Very cute Whitney! I have a ton of old cream soda bottles, I love this idea!


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