You can throw away empty whisky bottles, but why not let your favorite bourbon or Scotch bottle reincarnate as a lantern, soap dispenser or bird feeder? These are some of the most creative ways to re-use an empty whisky bottle.
Turn it into a lamp
You can do this the hard way, by cutting up a bottle and using a bulb and wire, or use one of these rechargeable LED cork lights. Either way, it definitely brightens up every man cave. You can re-use your whiskey bottle as a lamp base or as a pendant light, whatever you prefer.
Use it as a lantern
Repurpose your empty whisky bottle as an outdoor lantern without using a glass cutter. Simply follow these instructions, and you’ll have the coolest outdoor lighting in the neighborhood.
Create a unique set of whiskey tumblers
Cutting and sanding glass so smoothly you can drink from it can be quite difficult, so your ex-bottle tumblers are probably used best as decorative glasses. Or order them as a set on Etsy.
Give it a second life as a soap dispenser
All you need is the top part of a regular soap dispenser – preferably with an extra long tube – and mount it on top of the empty whisky bottle. Looks good in every bathroom.
Turn it into a candle
One of the easiest ways to re-use an empty whisky bottle is to turn it into a candle. Cut the glass and full the bottom with (perfumed) candle wax and a wick, and you’re basically done. You can even use the top half of the bottle as a candle holder, although the glass will turn dark very quickly this way.
Use it to store your old corks
It’s always useful to have a few old corks laying around, so you can replace a broken or mouldy cork when you need to. And why not store them in an empty whisky bottle?
Create a whisky birdfeeder
This is probably the most creative way to re-use a whisky bottle. Build a whisky birdfeeder yourself, or buy one on Etsy.