Wine bottle crafts are perfect for wine lovers. Drinking wine is one of the best ways to unwind after a long day or bond with friends. But what are you going to do when you're getting overrun by all those glass bottles left over? Upcycle wine bottles with this list of ideas which cover everything from trendy tiki torches to super chic cheese trays. Find out which wine bottle crafts you can add to your list of DIY projects here!
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1. Hanging Planter
This hanging planter would look gorgeous in a garden or on a patio. When making this project, don’t forget to add soil near the mouth of the bottle. To do this, simply put some tissue in the mouth to cover the hole. Turn the bottle on its side, and place two handfuls of the soil in.
An easy way to cut a wine bottle is to use a green bottle cutter. However, if you don’t have one, simply use a sharp object to help cut the glass. Also, don’t forget to clean and refrigerate the bottle before you begin.
3. Bulb Lights
Here’s another great way to cut bottles in half to make bulb lights: Soak cotton wick in acetone and tie it around the bottle. Light the wick with a match, then dip your bottle into a basin of ice cold water. Soon after, you’ll find the bottle has split into two.
4. Citronella Candles
If you're thinking of buying new candle holders, used a recycled wine bottle instead. A citronella candle makes for a good mosquito repellant. Don’t worry if you don’t have any marbles to place at the bottom of the bottle. You can swap these out for small rocks instead.
5. Tiki Torches
Planning a luau soon? You can use your wine bottle corks as tiki torches. Just be mindful of the size of your bottle when looking for a coupling raccord. Try finding one at least half the height of your bottle.
6. Wine Bottle Centerpieces
Decorate wine bottles into gorgeous centerpieces you can display in your room or during your next dinner party. To create this project, simply spray paint your bottles in your preferred color. Once dried, brush on a light coating of glue and sprinkle on a few pinches of glitter.
Tip: When working with glitter, I recommend laying out a sheet of paper to catch the excess. This will help reduce the clean up after the project is done.
7. Bird Feeder
The best craft ideas are recycled crafts for animals. What makes this bird feeder self-feeding is the L hook placed in the mouth of the bottle. These can be found at your local hardware stores.
8. Wine Bottle Vases
Aren't these bottles fancy? Turn your wine bottle with this eye-catching repurpose home decor. Sweet and simple, right?
9. Succulent Terrarium
Cut off one of the sides of a wine bottle to make a succulent terrarium. To make sure the plants don’t shift, fill both the body and the neck of the bottle with soil. This will prevent the plants from budging.
10. Soap Dispenser
One of the simplest DIY crafts ideas is turning a recycled bottle into a soap dispenser. You can also use other glass bottles like a whiskey bottle, beer bottle, and soda bottle as a substitute. Simply etch on a label to ensure no one mistakes it for yet another bottle of liquor! If you need help with a stencil, your best bets are either vinyl or contact paper.
11. Garden Marker
A garden marker is a great way to keep track of where your different herbs are. These are especially great for times when you forget which is which. Fortunately, these garden markers should do the trick and make identifying them easier.
Tip: Need help taking the wrapper off a bottle? Simply soak the glass bottle in warm water and peel off the label.
12. Cheese Tray
This is one of the best DIY wine bottle crafts for your next dinner party! Good wine tastes even better when paired with good cheese and this DIY cheese tray is such a chic way of plating the appetizers.
Tip: Although it’s tempting, do NOT preheat the kiln. If the glass bottle gets too hot, it could shatter.
13. Drink Mixers
14. Self-Watering Planter
One of the best ways to upcycle your wine bottles is by turning them into sustainable home decor. You won't need to worry about forgetting to take care of your plant with this self-watering planter. Now, all you have to do is remember to refill the water in these vases once it runs out.
15. Hand Painted Centerpiece
Show off your artistic side with this hand-painted centerpiece. Start off by coating a layer of frosted paint on the bottle. Once dry, begin creating your tree. Add a few embellishments with a glue gun and sequins, and then finish off by placing some string lights inside. For Christmas, paint a pine tree and fill it with Christmas lights instead.
Tip: When putting on the branches for your wine bottle artwork, don't forget to start from the base or the part of the branch attached to the tree. That way, you end up having a drawing of a thicker branch base.
16. Dragonfly Yard Art
Add some decor to your yard with this unique dragonfly made from wine bottles! Looking for materials to make the eyes of the insect? Use a pair of Christmas ball ornaments. Simply paint them in a metallic green before you attach them to the rest of the bug.
17. Wind Chimes
This wine bottle wind chime makes use of three recycled wine bottles. But you can opt to lengthen this as well. When picking accessories to place at the end of the chime, don't forget to get something lightweight but not feather-light. If your accessory is too heavy, it might not flow with the wind. However, if it's too light, it won't make an audible sound.
18. Food Storage Containers
Instead of cutting your wine bottle in half, why not cut it at the base of the bottleneck? You could even opt to cut it in a diagonal way to retrieve your treats easily.
19. Beachy Accents
Missing the beach a little too much? Cure it with a little DIY project you can place on the table or shelf, like these beach-inspired accents. Want a tighter weave on the netting? Simply use more strands of rope.
Looking for more awesome wine bottle crafts? Check out this video to make accent lights for any room!
Who knew empty wine bottles can be recycled into classy home decor? You can also give these wine bottle crafts as great Father's Day and Mother's Day gifts for your family. Wine bottles crafts may be a great excuse for stocking more bottles of wine at home!
Have you tried making any of these craft ideas? Which of these wine bottle crafts do you fancy? Tell us in the comments section below!
Editor's Note – This post was originally published on April 10, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.