DIY Green Glassware

My kids like it when I put a funky twist on the everyday items we use and I like to keep things interesting – so, this idea was a hit with all of us.

Modern milk and cookies – ginger ale bottles are reused as glassware & butter cookies are stacked onto straws.

I used a funnel to fill my bottles.

I used 10-oz ginger ale bottles. Soak off labels and clean bottles with hot water and dish soap. After each use, I place these in the dishwasher and they clean up well, but you could also hand wash with a bottle brush.


  1. Suttons Days  March 13, 2011

    Love this idea!

  2. nagehan  March 13, 2011


  3. Jana @ The homeschool Jungle  March 13, 2011

    Girl, you are soooo clever!
    love J

  4. Romina  March 13, 2011

    Nice idea!

  5. kersey  March 13, 2011

    This is great! We’re definitely going to have to try something similar, thanks!

    • camilla  March 13, 2011

      Thanks Kersey, My kids love this kind of thing – they were thrilled when I served it to them. C

  6. catie  March 16, 2011


  7. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  March 17, 2011

    What a wonderful idea! I love the how the straw is the same color as the bottle. The idea of the cookies through the straw is fantastic! so darn cute!

  8. Jane  March 17, 2011

    I love using bottles. I bought some Grolsch beer and we use the bottles for water. There’s nothing like drinking ice cold water out of a bottle on a hot summer day. I think the same might be true of milk!

  9. Only in Louisiana - documenting the adventures we call Life  March 17, 2011

    Perfect…just finished some bottles and will surprise my girls!

  10. Wona  May 12, 2011

    are they glass or plastic?

    • camilla  May 12, 2011

      Wona, They are glass. Take Care, Camilla

  11. Tina  June 14, 2011

    Hi, I love these! Soooo cute! My question is what brand are the cookies? I ate cookies that looked just like these as a child and can no longer find them! Thanks for any info.

  12. eileen marie'  September 4, 2011

    What a great re-purposing! They be great for single blooms as well, all lined up in a row. I <3 the cookies on the straw!

  13. Amy  February 3, 2012

    Cute idea! I have my bottles ready but can’t seem to find cookies with hole in them…(don’t want those fudge stripe ones)…….

  14. Aunt Jenny  March 17, 2012

    Love this!

    • camilla  March 17, 2012

      Thanks Jen! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! C