Grocery Store to Gorgeous Recycle Bin Projects

When your a crafty creative person who loves to make your own home decor, you can spend a small fortune on supplies , so I’m always thinking up cheap and free project ideas that keep my costs under control.

With some creative thinking, a lot of the packaging our products from the grocery store come in can become beautiful home decor, and best of all, it doesn’t cost any extra money, since the packing comes with the food.

Some of my blogger friends and I have teamed up to show you lots of projects that can all be made with items from the grocery store, so let’s take a look at  some Grocery Store to Gorgeous Decor!

Pull those bottles, jars and cans from the grocery store out of the recycle bin and repurpose them into farmhouse decor! -

Bottles, jars, boxes and cans – all of these items are the start of some wonderful home decor!

My family loves Starbucks drinks in glass bottles, and I’ve used them to make lots of projects, I’ll show you some of my favorites first. (Click on the bold links above each photo to view the full posts).

Upcycled Starbucks Bottle with Free Farmhouse Graphic

tape image transfer on Starbucks bottle

The same method was used on these bottles, with a new (FREE!) graphic.

County Fair Bottles & Free Printable

vintage milk bottles

The exact same method was used on this glass juice bottle.

DIY Vintage Style Milk Bottle

DIY Vintage Style Milk Bottles -

This bottle was done with decoupage, rather than an image transfer, which is just as easy as the others.

Upcycled Bottle with Free Seed Packet Printables

seed packet bottle - Knick of Time

I also did decoupage to repurpose small candle jars into apothecary jars.

Vintage Style Apothecary Jars

Repurpose small candle jars into vintage style apothecary jars with free vintage printables -

Every so often we buy soda in glass bottles, but I often find vintage ones as well, so this is one way to repurpose them.

Hanging Soda Bottle Vases

recycled repurposed bottles flower vases -

I also love repurposing tin cans.  They are sturdy and make wonderful upcycled storage.

This wall organizer was one of my very favorites, and I use it constantly.

Tin Can Wall Organizer

tin can organizer kitchen storage

Tin cans also make wonderful hanging planters.

Tin Can Planters

recycled tin can planter with free vintage pritables -

I have several free vintage tin can labels you can print and add to your cans.

tin cans projects

I used one of those labels to make this Pallet Wood Wall Organizer.

You’d probably never guess what this was before I repurposed it, but it came from the grocery store too!

DIY Clementine Crate into Vintage Style Crate

DIY wooden crate

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Grocery Store to Gorgeous team made too!

Upcycled Grocery Store Crafts -

 Visit our hashtag #grocerystoretogorgeous on social media or click on the photos below to see each blogger’s project!

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  1. hi…love the color that you use for the bottles as it does look like milk to me. can you tell me the color and brand of paint that you use to paint the glass

  2. Such great recycles! I love how do-able they all are! And as always thanks for the free artwork to go along with them! Such a fun round up of projects!!! Thanks for sharing

  3. Angie -Mic drop…jaws open!! You are unbelievably super creative! Especially love the former Starbucks bottles turned milk bottles! You’re an upcycling genius!

  4. Omgoodness Angie these are so so gorgeous! I love them all! Gosh you have me thinking the grocery store is going to be my new best crafty place to shop!

  5. Just…Love your blog. 🙂

  6. Love all your grocery store to gorgeous creations. Hard to choose a favorite, but I’ll have to go with the hanging flower cans.

  7. You are amazing! So much inspiration for so many different kinds of sweet homestyle decor. I think I’ll have to bookmark this post for later. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  8. Wow! So many great ideas for projects! I think my recycle bin is about to get a lot lighter because I want to make some of these. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. You do a wonderful job repurposing household items, Angie…I love all of these ideas!

  10. Love your blog, just recently discovered and now having fun looking through all of your awesome projects. Awesome job!

  11. Each and every one of you gals in this blog hop are amazing – love the way you all think! I love your labels, Angie and enjoy seeing how you creatively use them to transform ordinary things. Pinned to share 🙂

  12. Naomi S. says

    I really like the old-fashioned-looking can labels. I’ve used some like a baking powder can and retro-looking cocoa can to hold small plants in their own pots that I am starting. You do indeed have a super-creative mind, though. It sure is fun to read your posts!

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