8 Ways to Turn Your Wine Bottle Into a Fun, Decorative Project
Calling all wine lovers! Instead of tossing your empty bottles in the recycling bin, transform them into a DIY project for your house or garden. Not only will you save money on decor, but it's a fun way to show off your love for wine. Check out these eight creative ways to use your wine bottles.
Make a Candle
Make a DIY version of these pricey (but adorable) wine bottle candles from Amazon (or you can buy them from Amazon, $28 each). Watch a step-by-step tutorial from Lovely Greens and be careful when you heat the bottle. While the project is a little time intensive, you'll be compensated with hours of calming light from your wine bottle candles.
Build a Bird Feeder
Check out this fun project from Better Homes & Gardens. They transform a wine bottle into a bird feeder! Plus, you can add in some personal flair with the addition of an ornament or swipe of paint. This easy project will be a great addition to your yard, and you'll have a cute upcycled habitat that all the birds will flock to.
Use It as a Bookend
If you love to enjoy a glass of wine while reading, this is the project for you. This Old House suggests using finished bottles to create bookends. All you have to do is fill the empty bottle with sand and your bookend is done (I would stick a cork in the bottle just in case you knock it over!). How's that for a fast project?
Make a Centerpiece for Your Table
Create a showstopper perfect for any dinner table or gathering. Thanks to lifestyle blog, Inspired by This, this four-step process transforms your bottles with the help of spray paint. After you've achieved the finished product, you can fill the bottle with candles or flowers for a gorgeous display. Get step-by-step instructions here.
Create a Border in Your Garden
Instead of buying stone pavers, use your empty wine bottles to create a fun border around your plants. You'll have an easy garden project and all of your neighbors will be envious of your yard. Get step-by-step instructions here.
Turn It Into a Soap Dispenser
This project from Living Well Spending Less transforms your wine bottle into a soap dispenser. While these instructions include etching a design on the bottle, feel free to skip those steps if you love the look of your wine bottle already. Then, all you have to do is fill the bottle with soap and add a wine pourer on top (we like this one from Crate & Barrel, $10).
Make a Light Display
This Old House is back with another fun project. This time, they use wine bottles as a holder for fairy lights by drilling a hole in the bottle and stringing the lights through. Look for battery powered lights like this multi-colored set, so you can display the bottle anywhere (buy them: Target, $12).
Create a Succulent Planter
This project comes from La Crema Winery and is an adorable way to reuse your empty bottles. Again, this project involves cutting the bottle in half, so be careful. And once you have your cut bottle, it transforms into a planter with some soil and a succulent (check out these gorgeous rainbow succulents). Get step-by-step instructions here.