10 Empty Whiskey Bottle Ideas: What To Do (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on September 22, 2023 by Lydia Martin

After drinking whiskey down to its last drop, you’ll be left with an empty bottle that you may find difficult to dispose of because it looks really cool and nice. Turn your empty whiskey bottle into a work of art and make it a part of your home forever. 

Here’s a list of empty whiskey bottle ideas that will turn any bottle into chic home decor. Let’s go! 

10 Unique Ideas For Empty Whiskey Bottles 

1. Carafe Or Vase


Since the bottle holds whiskey, it can also hold any drink or more. Simply wash your whiskey bottle and use it to carry or store water, iced tea, or anything you like. 

Also, empty bottles make a great flower vase. Just remove the label and paint it as you like or add decoration to the bottles. Then, put on your favorite flowers!

2. Bird Feeder

Bird Feeder

You can reuse an empty whisky bottle and turn it into a bird feeder. Appreciate the birds chirping you every morning. It’s not difficult to create a special bird feeder. 

Use any whiskey bottle shape and turn it into a grain and water feeder, which birds can easily pick and drink any time of the day!

3. Bottle Tree

Bottle Tree

Make a whimsical yard art with your empty whisky bottle. Install a wooden post and drill holes in an interval. Insert metal spikes or sturdy narrow rods and adorn your bottles. Decorate your bottle tree as much as you like by adding lights or painting it with whatever color you desire! 

4. Infinity Bottle

Infinity Bottle

If you have a few drops of whisky left in a couple of bottles, try creating a home blend using the leftover liquid in a bottle– no need for a fancy decanter shape.

Some people build their infinity bottles by carefully blending various components into one large bottle [1]. Others think it’s a collection of memories, and they believe anything can go. 

5. Lamp (Or Twinkle Lights)


This charming lamp creation can be added to your home office desk or favorite nightstand. You might need to install the light bulb of the lamp carefully, but for something worth having, never mind the trouble, right? Also, for a more creative lamp, you can put twinkle lights instead of a light bulb. Feisty!

Read: Top Flasks For Whiskey

6. Lantern


Make your favorite whiskey bottles a beautiful and creative lantern for your bedroom, balcony, or home office. This DIY lantern project may involve some more things or working equipment for upcycling, assembling, and decorating. It may take some time, but, trust us, it’s worth it! 


7. Scented Candles Container

Scented Candles

Light up your night for a more relaxing time with your scented candles placed in your DIY candle container. Ready your materials like whiskey bottles, wick, candle wax, sandpaper, sponge, and Dremel tool with a diamond wheel. 

Decide how tall you want your candle containers would be, draw a line on it and cut straight all the way. Finish the edges, wash the bottles, and decorate as you like. Voila! Enjoy your scented candle! 

8. Soap Dispenser

Soap Dispenser

Level up your bathroom’s interior with a DIY soap dispenser. If you have smaller whiskey bottles, we recommend turning them into soap dispensers or lotion dispensers. 

Rinse the whiskey bottles well. Then, add the stuff you prefer, like soap or anything you desire. Put on the dispenser nozzle on top, and you’re done. Place your DIY soap dispenser in your bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere in your house. 

9. Vessels For DIY Tiki Torches

DIY Tiki Torches

You can make DIY homemade tiki torches out of whisky bottles. You’ll need a copper coupling (make sure it fits your bottle), a funnel, Teflon tape, a Tiki replacement wick, and a Tiki torch fuel. 

If your coupling doesn’t hold tightly into the whisky bottle, use Teflon tape to secure it around the bottle opening. After that, you can feed the fuel through the coupling. Finally, use the funnel to put fuel into the bottle. 

After securing the coupling, cut the exposed wick to 1 inch. For about 10 to 15 minutes, let it absorb the fuel before lighting. Enjoy! 

10. Whisky Tumblers

Whisky Tumblers

This do-it-yourself whisky tumbler is also a perfect gift to your whiskey drinker friends or family members. We prefer using striking old whisky bottles. You will need more tools here, and we recommend watching tutorials first before starting this project. 

You need to measure and cut your whisky bottles using a glass cutter, depending on how tall you want your glass or tumbler would be. After cutting, finish the edges and rinse the bottle until clean. You now have your recycled beverage glass or tumbler. 


What should I do with an empty whiskey tube?

Empty whisky tubes can be an additional decoration to your home. You can transform them into various things like lamps, candle holders, lanterns, soap dispensers, and many more. These ideas may involve a complicated process, but some tutorials might help you do them.

Can you sell empty whiskey bottles?

Yes, you can sell empty whiskey bottles. There are whiskey drinkers collecting bottles of whiskies, especially the premium brands. 

Final Thoughts on Repurposing Empty Whiskey Bottles 

There are many exciting and creative ways to upcycle your empty whisky containers. Turning the bottles into a more fantastic work of art is the best way to keep them with you for life, in the best possible way. 

So, start your DIY projects now and make use of your precious whisky containers.



Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here.

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