30+ Things to Do With Old Wine Bottles
This collection of empty wine bottle decoration ideas will absolutely inspire your creativity.
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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, and there are many other things to make with wine bottles. Don't forget to save the corks, too!
This list of 30+ Things to Do with Old Wine Bottles is full of clever, chic, and just plain stunning. You'll adore them almost as much as the wine that comes in the bottles. From DIY home décor ideas to surprisingly simple organizers, these pretty DIY crafts are the wine bottle craft ideas you have been looking for! If you do not have any bottles to use now, simply bookmark or pin this collection for later.
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Before you begin, you have to clean the bottle! 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). You'll be amazed at the empty wine bottle decoration ideas in this collection. Learn how to remove pesky wine bottle labels completely when you check out our full tutorial: How to Remove Labels from Wine Bottles: 2 Solutions
Top 10 Ideas for Wine Bottle Crafts
How can you actually use them?
- Faux Dichroic Glass Recycled Bottle
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.
- Tuscan Lights Candlesticks
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 these Tuscan Lights Candlesticks.
- Extraordinary Vase Craft With Recycled Glass
After washing and removing labels, fill the empty bottle with bulk dishwashing liquid or a few stems of silk flowers, as seen here.
- Beaded Glass Votive Candle Holder
Turn wine bottles into drinking glasses or these beaded votives. 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.
- Recycled Bottle Lamps
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.
- Wine Bottle Herb Garden
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.
- Faux Sea Glass Bottle
Fill with layers of colored sand and set on a windowsill to recall the beach.
- Etched Vanilla Jar
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.
- Chalkboard Paint Bottles
Create your own Chalkboard Paint Bottles and write inspiring words or phrases on each one.
- Green Pendant Wind Chime
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.
More Wine Bottle Crafts
But that's not all: 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 inexpensive wine bottle decorations handmade come in. Check out these easy tutorials and make some crafts for home, garden, parties, and more.
- Snowball Wine Bottle Vases
You'll turn something destined for the recycling bin into a gorgeous and dramatic centerpiece, perfect for holiday parties.
- Decoupaged Mosaic Wine Bottle
Change the look of your space with an upcycled glass bottle. It's never been easier to go green - simply create a Decoupaged Mosaic Wine Bottle using scrapbook paper and an empty glass bottle. As you'll see from this project, glass bottle craft ideas are anything but trashy.
- Tuscan Grapes Wine Bottle
Bring the feel of the "old country" into your home with this Tuscan inspired wine bottle craft. Recycle an empty wine bottle and turn it into a beautiful decoration with these free tole painting patterns.
- Tissue Wine Bottle Vases
Turn old wine bottles into decorative vases using pretty patterned tissue paper. All you have to do to make this wine bottle craft is decoupage! Check out these fun projects with wine bottles.
- Illuminated Wine Bottle
Create a lovely ambiance with this Illuminated Wine Bottle project. Wine bottle craft ideas like this are great for centerpieces or adding a soft light to a bathroom or bedroom. Use different colored stones for a neat lighting effect.
- Candy Corn Wine Bottle Craft
- Such a trendy and unique idea! This project is a great way to recycle old bottles into adorable decorations for your home.
- Wine Bottle Topiary
Wine bottle craft projects make great conversation pieces, and this one is no exception! Use it as your centerpiece for your next wine tasting or dinner party!
- Hemp Wrapped Wine Bottle
This hemp wrapped wine bottle is one of the coolest, easiest things to make with wine bottles. Recycle your empty bottles into stylish home decor using little more than glue and hemp cording.
- Beachside Votive
These glass votive holders are easy to make and also make great party favors for a beach-themed celebration...plus candles are great at keeping bugs away!
- Wine Bottle Candle Shelter
Wine bottle crafts are great for Earth Day and make fun and unique gifts for all your friends. A simple candle makes this a beautiful decoration for inside or out!
- Wine Bottle Pendant Necklace
You can transform a broken piece of glass into an amazing pendant in a few easy steps. Perfect for using with wine bottles or beer bottles, this lovely and thrifty pendant necklace is a budget-friendly way to jazz up your accessory collection.
- Stars and Stripes Wine Bottle Centerpiece
- Reader fave. Click to see why. This Independence Day, decorate your table with a Stars and Stripes Wine Bottle Centerpiece. It will look cute and patriotic, and it will also be unique amongst other people's store bought decorations.
- Old Textured Beach Bottles
Recycling is so important, which is why wine bottle crafts are always wonderful things to create. These Old Textured Beach Bottles are a great way to get crafty while helping the environment. Without a doubt, crafts with wine bottles are some of the best craft ideas around.
- I Heart Wine Bottle Stopper
Handmade wine stoppers like this make great gifts and are a fun way to present your favorite bottle of wine! Make one for your Valentine, too!
- Wine Bottle DIY Christmas Decor
Add the Wine Bottle DIY Christmas Décor to your mantle, Christmas dinner tablescape, entryway, or any other spot in your space that needs a hint of holiday glam.
- Love Letter Bottles
- Hello, garden! Looking for a fun upcycled craft to make from old glass bottles? Create Love Letter Bottles. This is a fun way to show someone you care! Get creative and write inspiring notes to loved ones.
- Wine Bottle Herb Garden
Transform old wine bottles into cute herb gardens. This Wine Bottle Herb Garden is a great project for all you green crafters out there, and is a fun and clever way to add some decor and style to your back yard. Plant one herb per wine bottle to prevent overcrowding and give your herbs plenty of room to grow.
- DIY Wine Bottle Centerpiece
Wedding planning can be overwhelming and rather expensive. If you are planning on a budget or you just want personalized centerpieces at your reception, try making this DIY Wine Bottle Centerpiece.
- Upcycled Looking Glass Wine Bottles
Upcycle empty wine bottles with this easy craft idea: Upcycled Looking Glass Wine Bottles. Your wine bottles can become gorgeous decorations with some looking glass paint. This free craft is simple and only involves a few materials, some of which you can find around your house.
- Customizable Wine Bottle Crafts
Are you a wine lover? Reuse your special bottles and turn them into fun vases. This tutorial shows two ways to make recycled bottle vases that can be personalized with words and pictures. This is a craft that kids love to be involved in and is a great gift to mothers and grandmothers from little ones!
- Free Printable Teacher's Appreciation Gift Idea
What better way to say "thank you" to a teacher at the end of the school year than with a little wine present? This free wine label printable makes an easy, yet memorable DIY teacher appreciation gift and is as easy at printing and trimming the free label and glueing it to a wine bottle.
- Meow-velous Wine Bottle Craft
My friend mentioned there were wine bottles shaped like cats - I had to track one down & decorate it to put on my coffee table. It's so cute! This was an easy project once you figure out how to use the adhesive.
- Citronella Wine Bottle Crafts
Repelling bugs and chasing away mosquitos is an essential for any outdoor summer party. Sometimes, however, it is not pretty. From smelly bug sprays to gaudy tiki torches and candles, sometimes battling bugs means sacrificing your style.
- Easy Decoupage Wine Bottles
Get your home ready for a fabulous dinner party with these Easy Decoupage Wine Bottles. This decoupage project is a simple way to transform used wine bottles into ornate decorations. It's very inexpensive, and this decoupage idea can add an atmosphere of class and elegance to your decor.
Crafts with Corks
Wait, there's more! 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
Wine corks are not an entirely sustainable resource, making it a shame to throw them away. Reuse and repurpose your corks into something you will actually use.
- Cork Tree Ornaments
Reuse those old corks to make your own Cork Tree Ornaments from Andrea Currie. This homemade Christmas ornament looks great on any tree.
- Wine Cork Keychains
Repurpose an old wine cork into a personalized and stylish keychain with these crafts from wine bottles and corks. You can easily create a large batch to use as wedding favors, stocking stuffers, and more
- Beaded Wine Cork Keychains
If you like to make crafts from wine bottles, make something from the corks too! These beaded wine cork keychains are adorable and thrifty, and you can customize them by switching out the beads.
- Wine Cork Balls
Who knew you could create an expensive looking decorative accent using old wine corks? If you're looking for things to make with wine bottles and corks, check out these wine cork balls!
- Succulent Wine Cork Planter Magnets
If you've run out of vases but want to create an indoor garden, make some Succulent Wine Cork Planter Magnets. Crafts with wine corks are a great way to use items you already have in your trash bin.
- Quirky Cork Wedding Favors
Wine and weddings go together like peas and carrots. Set the tone by making these quirky cork wedding favors for your guests to use as keychains. Wine bottle crafts are fun because you have to drink wine first!
- Coaster Wine Cork Crafts
These DIY Cork Coasters are an easy and fun eco-friendly way to turn your love for wine into awesome coasters that will protect your countertop in style.
- Poppy Wine Cork Painting
Whether you want to make your own stunning wall art or are on the hunt for painting activities for kids, this Poppy Wine Cork Painting technique is an excellent way to spend an afternoon.
- Cork DIY Photo Clips
Create a place to display your photos while upcycling your wine corks with these Cork DIY Photo Clips. You can either use the wine corks as they are or dye them to match your room.
- DIY Wine Cork Pumpkin Tutorial
This wine cork pumpkin tutorial is not only easy and fun but a great way to use up some recycled wine corks. A perfect addition to your Fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving home decor!
- Teeny Tiny Wine Cork Reindeer
If you have wine corks and twigs from your yard, you can make these teeny tiny wine cork reindeer. Add a hook to hang on your Christmas tree, make a few to march across your mantle, attach them as toppers to gifts.
- 17 Whimsical Wine Cork Crafts
Create cute, budget-friendly ideas for your home, friends, and even the holidays. 17 Whimsical Wine Cork Crafts is full of unique recycled crafts for adults that make drinking wine even more enjoyable.
Want to learn more about wine?
If you're going to be making all of the crafts above, you're going to have to drink the wine first. Whether you are a wine newbie or just someone who is looking to learn more, TheWineBuyingGuide.com has everything you need to become wine wise! With tons of wine reviews and information articles, this wine library and resource is a premiere wine resource on the web. Get all of your wine questions like What is Chardonnay? answered in one place.
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