Looking for wine bottle crafts? This roundup has you covered from DIY glasses to super chic cheese trays. Find a project to make today!
Wine Bottle Crafts: More Excuses To Buy Wine
Wine bottle crafts are perfect for wine lovers. Personally, drinking wine is one of the ways I choose to unwind after a long day, so I’ve got quite a few bottles to spare. It’s a good thing to know I can put them to good use with these DIY projects.
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.
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
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? Don’t forget to make some tiki torches. Just be mindful of the size of your bottle when looking for a coupling raccord. I recommend finding one at least half the height of your bottle.
Turn your 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, put 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
What makes this bird feeder self-feeding is the L hook placed on the mouth of the bottle. These can be found in your local hardware stores.
Don’t these vases look so elegant? Once you’re done painting your wine bottles white, place tape on the bottom part of the bottles. This will help serve as a guide for when you place your glitter.
Tip: If you’re making more than one for your home, I suggest keeping a theme in mind, such as these white-colored bottles with different colored glitter bottoms.
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 stop the plants from budging.
10. Soap Dispenser
Reuse an old wine bottle and turn it into a soap dispenser. I know this tutorial features a whiskey bottle, but I tried it with a wine bottle and found it an awesome substitute. Simply etch on a label to ensure no one mistakes it for yet another bottle of wine. 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. I’ll admit, sometimes it can be tricky figuring out 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 bottle in warm water and peel off the label.
12. Cheese Tray
This is one of my favorite wine bottle crafts! 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 bottle gets too hot, it could shatter.
13. Drink Mixers
14. Self-Watering Planter
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 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 frost paint on the bottle. Once dried, begin creating your tree. Add a few embellishments with a glue gun and sequins, and then finish off by placing some string lights inside.
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
Decorate 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 3 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 and 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.
Personally, wine bottles crafts are sometimes just my excuse for buying more bottles of wine. What can I say? I like spoiling myself with a glass of red every once in awhile. Don’t you?