Miniature milk bottle drinkware is a popular choice for children’s parties. I love the vintage look and appreciate covered beverage containers for youngsters. This easy tutorial shows you how to make your own upcycled DIY glass milk bottle drinkware to reduce waster and save money.
I love all the sweet details you see at Pinterest-worthy kids’ parties . One of my favorite items is the old-time milk bottles that can be paired with paper straws for beverage service.
They’re a fun non-plastic alternative for kid’s drinkware. They are made of sturdy glass, they are just the right size for little hands and they are chemical-free!
How to Make Glass Milk Bottle Drinkware
I recently discovered a way to add upcycled milk bottles for party decor. They are easy to customize and cost about $1 each!
The secret is Starbucks Frappuccino! Bottled Starbucks Frappuccino Coffee Drinks come in a 9.5 oz size that is packaged in glass milk bottles).
You’ll need one empty bottle for each guest, an electric drill, and a 9/32 inch grommet (these can be found in the hardware section of your local home improvement or hardware store for about $0.90).
- 1- 9.5 oz (or larger) empty glass bottle with lid
- 1 – 9/32 inch rubber grommet per bottle
- 1 – 3/8 inch paddle drill bit and drill
- 1 – nail and hammer
- Clean the Bottles: Save the lids and remove the labels from the bottles. You can use nail polish to remove the ink expiration date printed on the back of the bottle if desired. Wash and dry the bottles.
- Make the Lids: Place the lids upside down on top of a piece of scrap lumber and use a hammer and nail to make a hole in the center of your lid. This makes a pattern for your drill bit. Use a 3/8 inch paddle drill bit to make hole in the center of each lid. Paint the outside of each lid using your desired color of spray paint. Once the lids are dry pop in the grommet.
- Decorate bottles (optional): You can decorate the outsides of the bottles using glass paint or Sharpie oil-based markers. Learn how I use Sharpie markers on glass here.
- Enjoy your new DIY milk bottles! The 9/32 inch grommet fits standard size paper straws. I used mine for a fairytale-themed birthday party. Get the free Drink Me labels.
Tip: This technique can also be used to transform a Mason jar lid or any glass bottle with a metal lid into a drink container. Imagine the possibilities!