While it’s an environmental thrill to recycle empty wine bottles, I am a fun of re-purposing them before throwing them away. Wine bottles are a fun way to just test how creative you can get around your house. Besides, it can be really sad when you have to throw away that expensive bottle of 1960s wine. So before ditching them, be among those who’ve tried these DIY crafts with their empty wine bottles:
Use them as flower vases
Whether you have clear or colored wine bottles, they can make very beautiful flower vases. I once offered one as a wedding gift to a friend when I realized I had run out of cash and I just couldn’t miss that wedding. This idea not only saved me a couple of dollars but also made the couple super happy. Let’s see how you can do it at home.
1. To remove the label from empty wine bottles, soak them in water for about 10 minutes, and then you can use either your hands or a pair of scissors to scrap it off.
2. Once that’s done, apply some glue all over the bottle then dip it into glitters or color with paint spray depending on your design.
Use them as Center pieces on office and living room counters
Empty wine bottles serve as amazing decor for the house or the office. If you decide to use more than one, decorate them in different patterns. Here is how you do it:
1. Take three empty wine bottles and soak in water for 30 minutes.
2. After 30 minutes, remove the bottles from the water and quickly scrape off the labels.
3. Take one of the bottles and fill it with candies until it is full. I would prefer using a clear and not a colored wine bottle.
4. For the next bottle, you can apply crafting glue on it then dip it into some glitter powder. Let it dry overnight. These glitters are readily available at your local supermarket, hardware or you can get them online. They go for like $3-$5 depending on the size.
5. You want to keep the third bottle simple and not standing out from the rest. It needs to blend in the theme created by the other three. I prefer spraying it with a nude paint color such as beige or peach. Let it dry for 24 hours.
6. Once they are all ready, organize them on the counter to form an inverted V-shape.
There are three ways you can do this:
1. Christmas lights: Colored empty wine bottles make very good Christmas lights. They amplify the brightness and make it more colorful. All you need to do is to put the Christmas lights into a dry clean bottle.
2. Candle holders: Cut the bottom of the bottle using heat and a string. To do this, fast tie the string around the bottle tightly. Take the bottle and pass it through a direct heat source i.e. fire for five minutes. This breaks the bottle and it does so at the point where you tied the string. Wait for it to cool off then place it over a lit candle. You can also fit the candle on the cork of the wine bottle. This idea works well with a colored wine bottle.
3. Ceiling light bulbs: Cut the bottle as mentioned above then insert the bulb from the bottom of the bottle to the top of it. This is so that the wire can pass through the opening and leave the bulb in the bottle. Make sure the wire is out of the bottle and tightly secured on the ceiling. Also, works well in colored wine bottles.
4. LED Lamp: Want to make things look lively in your bedroom? Put some red LED lamps inside the bottle. You can use more than one empty wine bottle just to get enough light.
Nothing is as disappointing as when you realize you don’t have a rolling-pin and you’ve already made the dough. Don’t panic! Get your empty wine bottle, wash it and remove the label. If the wine bottle has a wide bottom, then it rolls the dough faster.
From old-fashioned wine bottles to the modernized ones, all of them can be used as vessels so stop throwing out your empty wine bottles. Get creative and try one of these simple craft ideas of re-purposing empty wine bottles in your home.