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27 Things to Do With Old Wine Bottles

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Instead of tossing those old wine bottles, use them in a variety of wine bottle crafts. You can create lamps, decorative vases, and hurricanes from old wine bottles, and there are many other things to make with wine bottles. Don't forget to save the corks, too!

To remove the labels from wine bottles, soak them in hot water with a few drops of soap for 20 minutes. Then, simply scrape or peel off the label. You can also keep the wine label intact and create lovely wall art (especially with those fancy French wine labels).

27 Things To Do With Old Wine Bottles

27 Things to Do With Old Wine Bottles

Table of Contents

Top 10 Ideas for Wine Bottle Crafts

More Wine Bottle Crafts

Crafts with Corks

 

 



Our collection of 20 Crafts for Wine Bottles provides more great ways to recycle an empty wine bottle. If you're looking for inventive things to do with wine bottles and don't know where to start, this is the perfect collection for you. Learn how to make recycled crafts that you can display with pride.

 

 

 


 

Top 10 Ideas for Wine Bottle Crafts

  Recycled Bottle Lamp  Extraordinary Vase Craft With Recycled Glass

  1. Create a Faux Dichroic Glass Recycled Bottle and give your old wine bottles a unexpected look. The fancy bottle can be used to store homemade oils or vinegars, or you can display it as a decorative vase. If you're looking for things to do with old wine bottles, this is the perfect project.
     
  2. Turn an empty wine bottle into a Recycled Bottle Lamp. To do this, you need a 1/2-inch glass, tile drill bit or diamond bit, and a string of mini lights. Lay the clean and dry bottle on a cloth.
     
  3. After washing and removing labels, fill the empty bottle with bulk dishwashing liquid or a few stems of silk flowers, as seen with the Extraordinary Vase Craft with Recycled Glass.
     
  4. Turn wine bottles into drinking glasses or Beaded Glass Votice Candle Holders. Flat-bottomed bottles of certain white wine varieties or Bordeaux wines are best for making drinking glasses. You can even add etched monograms for that extra-classy touch.
     
  5. Cut off the top and bottom of a wine bottle to create candle “hurricanes.” Use a bit of wire to create a holder for a tea light or small pillar candle. If you're looking for more things to do with old wine bottles, you can even make Tuscan Lights Candlesticks.
     
  6. Use wine bottles to create garden edges. Bury upside down about halfway up or further. For another garden idea, learn about the great Southern tradition of bottle trees.
     
  7. Fill with layers of colored sand and set on a windowsill to recall the beach.
     
  8. Use as decorative containers for flavored olive oils, such as by adding dried chilies, sun dried tomatoes, dried basil, or rosemary. You can purchase a plastic pour spout for the bottle top.
     
  9. Create your own Chalkboard Paint Bottles and write inspiring words or phrases on each one.
     
  10. Turn an old wine bottle into a Green Pendant Wind Chime. You can use the spout or simply cut off the bottom of the wine bottle and use a shell or other weight for the chime.

 


25 Cool Things to Do with Wine Bottles
Looking for even more reasons to indulge in a glass of wine?  Be sure to download your own free copy of 25 Cool Things to Do with Wine Bottles, a free eBook filled with great ideas for reusing old bottles and corks.  One look at this eBook and you'll never look at your glass bottles the same way again!

 


 

More Wine Bottle Crafts

If you liked our Top 10 Ideas for Wine Bottle Crafts, you'll love these bonus projects. It can be difficult to figure out what to do with empty wine bottles, but that's where these eco-friendly and inexpesive wine bottle crafts come in. Check out these easy tutorials and make some crafts for home, garden, parties, and more.

Snowball Wine Bottle Vase   

Snowball Wine Bottle Vases

Beachside Votive

Wine Bottle Herb Garden

Decoupaged Mosaic Wine Bottle

Tuscan Grapes Wine Bottle

Tissue Wine Bottle Vases

Illuminated Wine Bottle

Beer Bottle Holder

Wine Bottle Topiary

Hemp Wrapped Wine Bottle

Wine Bottle Candle Shelter

Wine Bottle Pendant Necklace

 


11 Ways to Wrap Wine Bottles

Wine makes a fabulous hostess gift or housewarming present...and we've got the perfect projects to help you wrap up that bottle!  From sewn projects to crocheted projects, this collection of 11 Ways to Wrap Wine Bottles will help you add that special touch to your wine gift. You won't believe all of the crafty uses for empty wine bottles and will want to dip into your recycle bin as soon as possible.

 


 

Crafts with Corks

Now that you've made some fabulous crafts out of wine bottles, what should you do with the corks you've been saving? These DIY cork projects can be just for fun or totally useful, depending on your needs. You can use wine corks to make pieces of home decor as well as everyday items like keychains. Once you've tried some of these cute crafts with corks, you'll start collecting these bottle stoppers in earnest.

Wine Cork Board  Tree Ornaments  Wine Cork Balls

Wine Cork Board

Tree Ornaments

Wine Cork Balls

Wine Cork Keychains

Beaded Keychains


 


Get ready for indoor and outdoor entertaining with these extra 10 Clever Wine Bottle Crafts. You'll love all of the genius crafts with wine bottles in this guide and will want to host a wine and craft party immediately. Create cute decor and fun gifts for all of your favorite people - it's never been easier to make show-stopping wine bottle crafts.

 

 

 

 



 

 

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Hey I got a great video showing how to easily remove labels and glue residue here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr9E3xhSZqQ

I made an elegant lamp using a liqueur bottle. It's amazing what can be made from every day items! Here is the link to the project: http://auraverdecrafts.blogspot.com/

I started to crochet whimsical covers for wine bottles, and thought I was the only one doing something like it...until I received two sweaters for MAKERS MARK bottles (we are Ambassadors for the company). Now I am having fun doing diff. themes, colors for the bottles. (Incidentially our neighbors safe their bottles for me, we do not drink.) I make the 'black' family, Father, Mother and children, with black sndf white yarn. I make the 'red' family, I also glue eyes on them, or attach things I find at the 'hair' display of my store (WALGREENS etc.), for the 'top' I found diff. things...such as door knobs..anything that will fit onto the bottle, for BAYLES IRISH CREME I found green yarn and clover, the hats I make from green yarn, I crochet the 'tommy' of the bottle really 'thick'...there is nothing you can not do to the bottles.You can also leave the cork on the bottle, and glue 'hair' to it. Chris Baltruschat

Would love to see some of your pictures!

Selecting a wine bottle could be a very challenging task. The right bottle of wine is essential for any kind of social dinner. Consider personal preference, of course. Another aspect to consider though is the meals. You might want to try wine pairing. This is when the flavor profile of the food is complimented by the taste profile that the wine has. One strategy is to pick a wine that has comparable characteristics as the meals, so that they go well together. The other strategy is to have contradicting profiles, so that the wine can balance the food, and vice versa. Pairing wine with food is not an exact science, however, you will find some things that should be looked at when choosing a bottle of wine.

before and after pictures would be appreciated!

My father used to have a garden and all the beds were bordered with old bottles the way described here. As a kid I didn't appreciate it much, but now I love the memories of all the colors and the irregular lines.

Hello, etjada, My Father did the same, but nt for borders. He placed the bottles into the ground to deter the ground hogs. Supp.when the wind was 'blowing' into the bottles it made a sound, the ground hogs did not like it...and left the area. He broke the botles in two halfs for that. They have to be put all the way in, so that noone gets hurt stepping on them. To be honest: I don;t know if it worked, and he is gone now, so I can not ask him. Bu he was from the 'country' and I think he knew what he was doing. (he also lived in Germany) Chris B.

For idea 2 With all the new LED light sets around these days , the bottles won't even get over heated by the lights any more AND they will use less electricity! Cool ! I even have a battery powered set of LED's.

Recycled leather belt bracelets link doesn't work.

Try this: http://www.favecrafts.com/Leather/Recycled-Belt-Leather-Bracelets/ct/1 The link *still* doesn't work (after 2 years), but it just was missing the "ct/1" at the end. Since the wine bottle link also has a "ct/1" at the end, I would guess that if you find another link that doesn't work, add that to the end and see if it works!

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