10 Amazing Wine Bottle Crafts

Today is New Year’s Eve day and what am I thinking about but….wine bottles!  There may be a few extra ones lying around before the day is through.  So, I figured that now is a good time to start thinking about what I can do creatively to recycled those empty wine bottles.

My most favorite wine bottle craft is the one that I did covering the bottle in birch bark.  However, I am up for some new ideas and have found several creative crafts that I just have to try.

10 Wine Bottle Crafts:

I first made a winter vase from an idea that I had floating around in my head.  It was an easy project and I already had all of the material in my craft room.

10.  Winter Vase Wine Bottle Craft

To start, I painted a wine bottle with 3 coats of Martha Stewart’s pearl acrylic paint.  Once the paint was dry, I added some snow-tex and the top and neck area and sprinkled that with glamour dust while the snow-tex was still wet.  Then, I wrapped the upper neck and bottom with some jute twine that I glue in place with fabric glue just at the ends.  To finish the whole thing off, I added some vintage typewriter keys to spell the word “live” and glued those down the center of the bottle with E6000 craft glue.

winter wine bottle craft by rustic-crafts.com

Here are some other wine bottle crafts that I found:

9.  Wine Bottle Dish Soap Dispenser by Real Coake

wine bottle dish soap dispenser
Wine bottle dish soap dispenser by Real Coake

8. M&M’s Candy Storage Wine Bottle by Instructables

candy storage wine bottle
Candy storage wine bottle by Instructables

7.  Wine Bottle Bird Feeder by The Garden Roof Coop

wine bottle bird feeder
Wine bottle bird feeder by The Garden Roof Coop

6.  Wine Bottle Lantern by Shannon Eileen Blog

wine bottle lantern
Wine bottle lantern by Shannon Eileen Blog

5.  DIY Sparkly Bottles by Ideas Evite

diy sparkly bottles
DIY sparkly bottles by Ideas Evite

4.  Twine Wrapped Wine Bottle by The Scrap of AurOre

twine wrapped wine bottle
Twine wrapped wine bottle by The scrap of AurOre

3.  Wine Bottle Candle Holders by Swanky Chic Fete

wine bottle candle holders
Wine bottle candle holders by Swanky Fete Chic

2.  Champage or wine bottle guest book by Wedding Window

wine bottle guest book
wine bottle guest book by Wedding Window

1.  Bottle Lamp DIY by Homedit

bottle lamp diy
Bottle lamp diy by Homedit

Happy New Year! Wine Bottle Free Printable

new years eve wine bottle label

To dress up the bottle a little more, I added some pearls and a satin bow!

Happy New Year!

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A Roundup Of Recycled Bottle Crafts

I think it is safe to say that most of us have an empty bottle or two laying around.  Maybe you have a pile of them in a recycle bin or you just finished off a bottle of wine but whatever the case you should have the resources for a recycled bottle craft!

The wonderful thing about bottles is that they come in so many cool shapes and sizes that they can be easily incorporated into a decorative accent for your home.  All you need to do is embellish a little.

I have come up with a collection of some of my favorites, starting with one of my own, that will hopefully inspire you to clean out that recycle bin or….go drink a bottle of wine!  Just click on  the photos for more details on any of the projects.

I had taken one of my favorite wine bottles and covered most of the glass with birch bark to make a rustic vase.

recycled bottle crafts by rustic-crafts.com

I had left the part of the wine bottle that had an embossed deer on it open.

recycled bottle crafts
Wine bottle lights by Recyclart

Recyclart shows an easy way to cut glass so that you can make things like these fun wine bottle pendant lights.

recycled bottle crafts
Glittered wine bottles by Organize Your Stuff Now

These bottles are gorgeous and are perfect for holiday decorating.

recycled bottle crafts
Recycled Starbucks bottles by Damanda Lynn

Another type of bottle to recycle are those bottles that Starbuck drinks come in.  Damanda Lynn shows a variety of different things that she does with these bottles.  I love lining them up to spell out a word.

recycled bottle crafts
Chalkboard wine bottle vases by Curbly

Of course, when you combine chalkboard paint and a bottle with a cool shape you are going to end up with an artsy accent that is super fun to display.

Did you see anything that you might want to try?  What ideas have you come up with?  Share your thoughts below!

Happy Crafting!

Five Budget Friendly DIY Shabby Chic Decor Ideas

If you love decorating shabby chic and are interested in doing it on a budget, look no further!  Whenever you can make your own decorative accessories, you can usually save yourself a bundle and even have a little fun in the process.

These five ideas, for diy shabby chic decor, are definitely worth taking a look at.  All of them are easy to put together but are not lacking at all in style power.

So sit back and enjoy the inspiration and then get busy with your own project and reap the rewards!  Just click on either the photos or corresponding links for more details on any of the projects.  You can also find the tutorial for the mason jar soap dispenser here.

1.  Recycled tin can vases by Edit Design House.

diy shabby chic decor
Recycled tin can vases by Edit Design House

For a quick party tablescape or anytime shabby chic centerpiece, try using recycled tin cans as vases.  Just spray on some fun metallic paint to “soften” the tin and add some pretty white flowers for a super chic look.

2.  Recycled bottle vases by Zank You.

diy shabby chic decor
Recycled bottle vases by Zank You

Along those same lines, recycled bottle vases can be just as chic and stylish.  These green bottles wrapped in burlap ribbon with pearl embellishments are just the ticket.

3.  Shabby chic tray by Redefining C.

diy shabby chic decor
Shabby chic tray by Redefining C

You can distress about anything and make it shabby chic.  This stylish tray was once a cabinet door!  You will want to check out the tutorial for this.

4.  French style candles by Confessions Of A Plate Addict.

diy shabby chic decor
French style candles by Confessions Of A Plate Addict

These candles and candlestick makeover are easier than they look and make such a fun accessory.  I will be trying this one out myself!

5.  DIY Tray Table by Rustic Crafts & Chic Decor

diy shabby chic decor
DIY ladder tray table by Rustic Crafts & Chic Decor

If you can combine an old weathered crate and a vintage step ladder, then you can make a tray table like mine!  I had painted the ladder and left the crate totally distressed for this project.  It now makes a fun little side table in my dining room.

I hope you have been inspired!

Happy Decorating!

A Roundup Of Great Wine Bottle Crafts

Since empty wine bottles are non-returnable, there should be a way to make use of them instead of having them pile up at landfills.  Fortunately, wine bottles can be turned into works of art with a little embellishing.  I have found several wine bottle crafts, from around the web, that I want to share with you here.

In an earlier post, I published a tutorial on making a birch vase out of a wine bottle.  Now I want to show you some more great ideas for re-using your bottles.

This first idea by re-nest is a simple but very useful way to make use of your wine bottles.  All you need is a package of plant Nannie stakes and you can insert your most decorative bottles into your plants for continuous watering.  You actually don’t even have to use the stakes.  Instead you could fill your wine bottle with water and tip it over into the planter.  The dirt will clog the bottle opening allowing for a slow trickle of water.  What a great way to ensure that your plants are getting watered when you are away!

I love this idea from Garden Web for making lighted wine bottle decor.  This craft takes some special tools but the resulting lights look to be worth it.  These would be a great decorative way to have a night light.

Another idea that I have seen is to fill the wine bottle with glass grapes as well as the lights.  It would make a very romantic table light.

This time of year we tend to spend a lot of time outdoors.  Turn your empty wine bottle into a fun tiki torch to light up your patio.  Design Sponge has all of the instructions for making these outdoor torches.

And, for indoor lighting, who can resist this chic table lamp made from a wine bottle.  This idea from remodelista.com is an excellent way to add some fun lighting to your home.  The tutorial is not too hard and the look can be made custom with the color of wine bottle, type of lampshade, and shape of bottle.

For a romantic look, this candle holder idea is just the ticket.    I love this setting with all of the different sizes and shapes of bottles.

This last idea for a hummingbird feeder is one of my favorites.  Check out the full tutorial at Allie Makes.  If you love to watch birds, this craft is a must do.  I can picture this just glistening in the sun with the glass and embellishments.  What a pretty way to decorate your yard!

Wine Bottle Craft

I hate to throw out wine bottles to the recycle bin – especially one that once held a favorite fine wine.  Quite often, I save the labels, from a particular bottle of wine that I especially like, to put in my wine journal.  But what to do with the bottle?  Some are so decorative in the styling and may even have the producer’s logo embossed in the glass.

One idea I came up with was to make bark vases out of birch bark.  You get the rustic styling with the birch bark and the elegance from the shape of the wine bottle.  If you want to keep part of the glass open, if it is embossed, it is simple to just glue the birch around the embossed area.

If you have access to an area of woods with birch trees, then finding birch bark is pretty easy.   You wouldn’t want to take bark from a live tree but fallen trees are a perfect resource.  Quite often the wood inside has already started to pull away from the bark, making it very easy to peel.  You can also buy birch bark from various retailers.  Just do a search on-line and you will find several places.

Make sure to carefully brush off any loose dirt or debris if you are using your own birch bark.

This wine bottle craft is a little time consuming but I think it is well worth it in the end.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials Needed:

  • empty wine bottle
  • birch bark
  • hot glue


Step 1:  Peel any labels off of the wine bottle.  Wash bottle and dry thoroughly.

Step 2:  Peel sections of birch bark as thin as possible.  Try to get all of the brown layer off of the bark as shown in the partially peeled section of bark, above.  The thinner the bark is, the easier it is to work with and wrap.  Your fingernails will be in sorry shape when you are through but it should be worth it in the end!

Step 3:  Starting from the bottom of the bottle, glue a strip of bark around the circumference.  Continue adding pieces artistically to try and get the finished piece to look as natural as possible.  Let some of the thin ends curl just a little in some places.

Step 4:  If you are going to leave part of the decorative glass open, use extra care around this area so that the edges of the bark look like natural endings.  In my example, I left the producer logo showing.  The wine was a Stag’s Leap, so the logo was a deer.  This would be offset perfectly with the birch bark.  If you would like, you can spray the finished vase with a satin finish polyurethane spray to give it a little sheen.

Step 5:  You can twist a little birch bark covered wire around the top of the wine bottle for a little extra flair.  This type of wire can be found at most craft stores.  Another idea is to just tie some raffia around the top.

Step 6:  Now just fill your new vase with your favorite floral picks!  Just a few are all that is necessary.