Whether you're an avid or casual drinker, it's always fun to visit the local liquor store to find the products that you enjoy. While you might be focusing on what is inside the bottles, it's also worth thinking about the bottles themselves. When you finally finish the liquor, you can often use the bottle in a variety of creative ways around your house. The next time you visit a liquor store, it's worthwhile to also think about the size, shape, and color of the bottles you're buying. You might even wish to buy a different product than you normally buy, simply to have a unique bottle to turn into something else. Here are some ideas.
An empty liquor bottle can be the perfect size and shape to make a custom soap dispenser for your kitchen or bathroom. You can often buy the threaded pump-top for soap dispensers, which you can then screw onto the top of a liquor bottle once you've rinsed it out and filled it with soap. All you have to do is measure the top of the bottle and make sure that you buy the right size of pump-top. Short, stubby liquor bottles, such as those customarily used for tequila, are visually appealing in this application.
If you have a rotary tool with a cutting disc, you can cut the top half off a liquor bottle so that you're left with an open-topped piece of glass. You can then buy some candle wax that you can melt in a pot on your stove, pour into the glass and set a wick in the center. This will give you a homemade candle in your favorite bottle of liquor. This candle can be an ideal accessory to use in a home bar, for example.
You don't need to make any alterations to your liquor bottles if you wish to use them to store cooking products. After cleaning the bottles out and letting them dry thoroughly, you can fill them with white or brown rice, dried beans, popcorn, and a whole host of different grains, and then display them on your kitchen counter. Or, for a different look, load the bottles into a wine rack. Depending on how you wish to display them, you can put together a visually pleasing assortment of bottles of different sizes — tall, short, round, and square — as well as select bottle colors that match your kitchen.