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DIY Glass Spray Bottle

03/20/2014 - 19 comments

Our town has a recycling program, and we do participate, but it still seems like such a waste to constantly be getting rid of perfectly good glass bottles.

There has to be some use for them!

Recently I was shopping online for glass spray bottles to use with my homemade spray cleaner that I use in my kitchen.  At $15 per bottle I knew there had to to another way.

And there is.

DIY glass spray bottles

All of these bottles have one thing in common – they all have the same size cap.

And it just so happens that these caps are the same size as most spray nozzles.

Disclaimer – I am note sure if the tequila bottle is the right size but I think it is and would love to have my kitchen cleaner in a tequila bottle. I cannot properly test that one until it is empty because the cap is taller for some reason. Margaritas anyone?

DIY Glass Spray Bottle

Materials:

  • Empty glass bottle
  • Spray bottle nozzle

Directions:

  • Test to make sure the spray nozzle will fit on the glass bottle by putting the glass bottle lid on the spray bottle. If it fits and threads properly, the spray nozzle should fit on the glass bottle.
  • Remove the glue and label from the glass bottle, directions here: how to remove labels and glue from jars & bottles without chemicals.
  • Trim the spray nozzle tube down to the correct length if necessary.

homemade spray bottle

  • Assemble your new glass spray bottle.
  • Fill with your homemade spray cleaner.

DIY Glass Spray Bottle

We had some leftover spray bottles in our cabinet that we removed the nozzles from and cleaned them but you can also buy cheap empty bottles (make sure you recycle the bottle itself) or you can order nozzles only in 3 packs or in bulk if you look online.

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  • Reply Robin {Mom Foodie} 03/25/2014 at 11:33 am

    This certainly looks a whole lot better than a plastic srap bottle hanging around.

  • Reply Debi 03/23/2014 at 1:29 pm

    That is a great idea. I try to keep things out of the recycling bin when I can.

  • Reply Debbie Denny 03/22/2014 at 10:03 am

    Good ideas. I love reusing bottles.

  • Reply Mama to 5 BLessings 03/22/2014 at 7:33 am

    great idea, I usually clean out my old plastic bottles and reuse them too. Great ways to recycle!

  • Reply Tess 03/21/2014 at 10:22 pm

    I love that idea. I always throw away bottles that I could be reusing-thanks!

  • Reply Liz Mays 03/21/2014 at 10:08 pm

    Miss Kim is a thinker, through and through. What a super idea which I’m totally using.

  • Reply Aly Mashrah 03/21/2014 at 9:46 pm

    That is such a great idea! I’ve been using glass more often lately and can’t wait to make this switch.

  • Reply Lisa 03/21/2014 at 9:10 pm

    That is so awesome. I wouldn’t have thought to do that!

  • Reply Brett 03/21/2014 at 9:10 pm

    Great idea. And much prettier than the plastic

  • Reply Dawn Lopez 03/21/2014 at 7:47 pm

    Oh how amazingly clever! I am the type to always save things like this and then never do anything with them! Looks like I have a fun new project! Thanks!

  • Reply Pam 03/21/2014 at 7:30 pm

    Usually I put my glass bottles in the recycle bin, but this is a much better use!

  • Reply Lisa Jones 03/21/2014 at 7:08 pm

    What Great Idea I Love It Thank You!

  • Reply Jennifer B 03/21/2014 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for this easy and frugal tip for re-using those glass bottles!

  • Reply Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids 03/21/2014 at 3:19 pm

    What a great way to repurpose old glass bottles!! I love it!! Making your own cleaners is definitely the way to go!!

  • Reply Sandra 03/21/2014 at 1:04 pm

    Sharing and pinning this. I have scheduled to share this on my FB this Sunday! xo San

  • Reply Lois Alter Mark 03/21/2014 at 10:29 am

    Such a good idea! I love when you can repurpose stuff!

  • Reply Francine @ Teresa's Family Cleaning 03/21/2014 at 10:03 am

    What a great way to repurpose would be trash!

  • Reply Jen Temcio @dapperhouse 03/21/2014 at 9:29 am

    Oh my goodness this is going to be so fun to DIY my own spray bottles! SO SMART! (I can do spray tequila shots too- lol)

  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) 03/20/2014 at 4:27 pm

    That’s a great way to recycle!!