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Privacy screen from bottles – ideas for creative DIY projects with upcycling of plastic or glass bottles

For a creatively and sustainably created outdoor privacy, you can make your privacy screen out of bottles by upcycling. Moreover, instead of purchased variants, you can reuse plastic bottles or glass bottles to form the structure of your privacy screen with them. Accordingly, with such a colorful divider, your garden can be beautified in a creative, affordable and eco-friendly way. Here are some inspiring ideas that you can implement with your next DIY garden or patio project.

Find inspiration for privacy screen from bottles in garden

colorful and inspiring privacy screen made of bottles of any kind as a decorative element in the garden area

Crafts made from recyclable and eco-friendly materials are always eye-catching. If you have empty plastic or wine bottles lying around your home, you can reuse them by making some simple fun crafts. Such creations will surely add a cool and versatile style to your outdoor space or backyard garden patio.

various beer bottles creatively integrated into a garden wall for light penetration

This also allows you to build a fence for even more privacy. Empty bottles also look great on a patio set into the wall in front of a bar. There are so many ideas for DIY projects like this, if you have the time and inclination.

upcycling old glass bottles to create a work of art for more privacy in the courtyard

However, you will need to drill holes in the bottles for one of these projects and wash them thoroughly or the residue will be visible. Also, remove the labels. In fact, the hardest part of this project is removing bottle labels. You can use environmentally friendly acetone for this. However, the time it took you will be worth it, as the final result will surely be impressive for you and your guests or family members. When you are done with the labels, push rebar through the holes and separate each bottle with rubber bands.

Implement eco-friendly ideas through upcycling

reused empty plastic bottles as a transparent screen for more privacy in the outdoor area


Plastic and glass recycling are very hot topics these days. Using empty plastic and glass bottles to build beautiful fences, flower beds and privacy screens out of bottles are interesting and creative green ideas that can add beautiful touches to garden design.

garden terrace built from wood with privacy screen made from bottles and a sunshade over two armchairs

In addition, empty plastic bottles, wine, beer or water bottles made of glass are excellent materials for creating unusual and environmentally friendly privacy and are even suitable for garden furniture or house walls. The examples show pretty creations and privacy screens made of bottles in green, brown, blue or other colors. As an elegant and attractive element in the garden, such a privacy screen can also act as a beautiful decoration.

Creative options for privacy screens from bottles

colorful garden design with a fence made of blue recycled glass bottles as an environmentally friendly diy project


A fence made of empty glass bottles looks stunning in the sunlight and adds a splash of color to the exterior of a garden or patio on a gloomy day. Steel wire or thin rods and a diamond drill are all you need for an interesting DIY project that creates a beautiful privacy screen or eye-catching garden decoration for your home.

stack wine bottles on top of each other with rebar to create a creative privacy screen in the garden

Building and crafting delightful and eco-friendly outdoor privacy options accordingly adds a creative touch to the design and allows for an attractive improvement by reusing any bottles, which benefits the environment. If you want to add charming accents to your garden, you can get inspired and motivated by these ideas.

Create a fence or garden wall with glass bottles

using old and empty glass bottles as environmentally friendly decorative elements in garden walls

If you want to make your outdoor space a little more private, then this project with repurposing old glass bottles might be just the solution for you. By reusing and assembling empty bottles, you’re sure to have a unique privacy screen that can blend in nicely with your colorful garden. Just be sure to avoid or minimize the use of clear glass bottles. The more varied the colors, the better. You can definitely use solid colored bottles for this as well.

Vertical garden made of bottles and recycled wood as a privacy screen.

vertical garden as a screen made of bottles with cut bottoms suitable for garden terraces

Cut the bottom off plastic or glass bottles, turn them upside down and attach them to a fence, wooden garden wall, or wall for a quick and easy vertical garden. This idea fits diverse areas of the garden and provides a privacy screen with biophilia design.

Use glass bottles in mud walls

realize ideas for privacy screens made from bottles by upcycling while building clay wall outside

Glass bottles can also be used in mud walls for a decorative effect. You could use such garden walls to mark the boundaries of a plot with such privacy screens, to delineate different garden zones or to enclose a raised bed, or other growing area.

reuse wine bottles or glass bottles and install them with mortar in a garden wall or fence

Accordingly, the walls with glass bottles can be installed with mortar. So you can create stronger and higher retaining wall and fix a slope or border a higher structure.

Privacy screen from bottles in the entrance

decorate the entrance door of a courtyard with a privacy screen made of bottles and create colorful accents in the garden

This summer or fall, why not try something special for the entrance to your garden? Make a creative and unique bottle fence. Drill a hole in the bottom of each bottle and then run rebar through them. Can you imagine how stunning it would be with the sun streaming through?

garden fence made of recycled materials and privacy screen made of bottles with reinforcement steel

As mentioned above, this could be at least one model for inspiration. If you decide to build such a privacy screen from bottles, choose different colors of bottles. This will allow you to create a special effect in the outdoor area. Moreover, this idea still fits perfectly on a summer terrace or in your courtyard.