I use old bottles as vases all the time. It's recycling, which I love, plus it has that rustic appeal I like. Plus EASY PEEZY! Momma likes that. I'd rather be working in the garden than inside working on a craft. But during the winter or a rainy day, it's lovely. I'm sure some don't care for my "clutter" of my fav wine and beer bottles, etc., but I so don't care. I like em.