This is one of my favorite upcycling holiday projects because it's easy and the end result is gorgeous. Here's my take on creating a menorah from recycled materials: Antique glass bottles are a common item to find stashed away in the attic, in thrift stores or at flea markets. Find nine bottles, and fill each one with leftover paint in the color of your choice. Swirl and dump out the excess paint to coat the inside of each bottle. Allow the paint to dry, then put a candle in the bottle. Instant menorah!