As for what you can make with your old wine bottles, the possibilities are endless:
Homemade vases filled with flowers
Hanging bird feeders to encourage birdsong outside your window
Floating candle holders for birthdays, weddings and dinner parties
Elaborate lighting devices that hold real wires and bulbs
As you can see, some of these repurposed DIY wine bottle craft ideas are quite simple. They can be made with nothing more than a little paint and a lot of imagination. Even if you have your eye on something more complicated, however, you shouldn’t fret. Picture guides and tutorials can guide you through the DIY process even if it’s something that’s completely new to you.
Whether you’re an old hand at crafty creations or a total beginner in the world of glitter and glue guns, these repurposed do-it-yourself wine bottle crafts are sure to exercise your creativity. Grab your stencils and go nuts! These 37 ideas might get you started, but the sky is the limit when it comes to fun, thrifty ways to reuse and recycle your wine collection.
1. All You Want for Christmas
DIY Project Details: ehow.com
This Christmas light lantern is a great example of wine bottle crafts. All you need to do is to drill a hole in the lower part of the wine bottle and insert Christmas lights.
2. Alfred Hitchcock Would Approve
DIY Project Details: thegardenroofcoop.com
This adorable bird feeder starts with a hole drilled in a wine bottle. This can be challenging at first, but most experienced DIYers should be able to do it without too much trouble. Attach a hanging wire to the top of the bottle and a tray for seeds at the bottom.
3. Tip-Top Tiki Torches
DIY Project Details: mecraftsman.com
Fill the bottle with oil when you are ready. Assemble the tiki torch wick with the metal fittings and place it in the bottle with the gravel.
4. The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg
DIY Project Details: jennyonthespot.com
This is a super simple example of wine bottle crafts. All you need are fine sandpaper, a clear acrylic sealer, and glitter. Make sure your bottles are clean inside and out for the best finish. Sand the outside of the bottle gently to make a surface the glue can stick to, and glitter away.
5. A Zen Garden for Your Desk
DIY Project Details: melted-bottle. com.
Cutting the bottle is the difficult part. Use wine corks as rests to keep the bottle from rolling over.
6. Fancy Floral and Pretty Pastels.
Fancy Floral and Pretty Pastels.
DIY Project Details: youtube.com.
These gracious decoupage bottles bring a touch of shabby chic sweetness to your home. Start by rubbing the bottle with alcohol to make sure it is clean. Paint with acrylic paint and varnish.
7. Ring in the New Year in Style.
Ring in the New Year in Style.
DIY Project Details: blog.vickybarone.com.
To make these cute year numeral bottles as wine bottle crafts, start by cleaning the glass bottles. Spray the bottles with metallic spray paint. Cut out numbers from glitter scrapbook paper. Put the numbers on stem wire and insert them in the bottle. Decorate with curling ribbon. This piece is fun and it can be updated every year with a new number.
8. DIY Wine Bottle Party Favors.
DIY Wine Bottle Party Favors.
DIY Project Details: aur0re.blogspot.com.
This is an easy example of wine bottle crafts. Simply wrap a bottle with twine, starting at the top. Carefully wrap the twine and make sure there are no gaps. Glue as you go, using a hot glue gun. When the bottle is wrapped, you can add scrapbooking decorations as a charming, rustic accent. Let your imagination run wild.
9. Unique Serving Trays for Unique Gatherings.
Unique Serving Trays for Unique Gatherings.
DIY Project Details: ehow.com.
This project is fascinating but requires some specialized equipment. Clean the bottle thoroughly and place it in a kiln.
10. Wine Bottles in Full Bloom.
Wine Bottles in Full Bloom.
DIY Project Details: glitterglueandpaint.com.
This easy version of wine bottle crafts is another variation on the tiki torch wine bottles shown above. Around the bottles, the crafter has wrapped strips of burlap.
11. A Light in the Darkness.
A Light in the Darkness.
DIY Project Details: madamecriativa.com.br.
This project depends on cutting the wine bottle with string using thermal shock. This is one of the trickier wine bottle crafts. Once the bottom is separated from the bottle, place polka dot stickers on the glass. Paint over the polka dots and then carefully remove them using a drill. Keep the seal between the bottom and top from being perfect so that the candle will have enough air to burn.
12. Not Included: A Green Thumb.
Not Included: A Green Thumb.
DIY Project Details: cheapcrafting.com.
Make these adorable wine bottle crafts planters by cutting wine bottles in half. Use the thermal shock method to cut the bottles in half. Simply turn the cut half over the base and plant your seeds in the soil. The planter is self-watering, so you should have an easy time creating green space in your kitchen.
13. Trick or Treat.
Trick or Treat.
DIY Project Details: brit.co.
This is a super easy project for the beginning crafter. Clean the bottles thoroughly to remove any paper or glue. Then paint the bottles all over with white spray paint. Continue with orange and yellow paint for a “candy corn” effect. These bottles will make a cheerful accent to your Halloween décor.
14. Let Your Light Shine.
Let Your Light Shine.
DIY Project Details: diynetwork.com.
Make your own rustic light fixture with wine bottles. Cut wine bottle-sized holes in a wooden plank. Thoroughly clean the bottles to remove all residue. Cut the bottoms off the wine bottles with a glass cutting tool. Wire the sockets and attach light bulbs. Thread the light bulbs through the chandelier.
15. A DIY Wine Bottle Backyard Centerpiece.
A DIY Wine Bottle Backyard Centerpiece.
DIY Project Details: therefurbishedhome.com.
Simply drill holes in the bottoms of your wine bottles and thread them on wooden posts. Add another slat on top of the wooden posts to keep the wine bottles nicely in place.
16. When You’re Still Saving Up for the Bahamas.
When You’re Still Saving Up for the Bahamas.
DIY Project Details: cameocottagedesigns.blogspot.com.
These fish net wine bottles bring a touch of tropical glamour to your home. Wrap the tops of the bottles with twine, similar to a project we covered above. Making a fish net with twine is similar to doing macramé, so if you have experience with that craft technique, you shouldn’t have any trouble. Add bling in the form of crystal pendants.
17. Beautiful, Bountiful Bouquets.
Beautiful, Bountiful Bouquets.
DIY Project Details: craftaholicsanonymous.net.
This is a minimalist example of wine bottle crafts. All you need to do is to score the glass with a glass cutting tool and break it with a hammer. You can even leave the label on the wine bottle if it is attractive enough. This quick project will fill your shelves with useful vases.
18. The Perfect Wine Bottle Craft for Halloween.
The Perfect Wine Bottle Craft for Halloween.
DIY Project Details: blog.brightsettings.com.
Making a spooky mummy wine bottle is a fun idea as a hostess gift for Halloween night. If your kids are trick-or-treating with friends, why not bring their parents a bottle of wine?
19. Cheap and Creative Bird Feeder from Wine Bottle.
Creative and cheap Bird Feeder from Wine Bottle.
DIY Project Details: downhomeinspiration.com.
Make a bird feeder for your feathered friends. This wine bottle crafts project doesn’t even require cutting the bottle. Build a little birdhouse style holder for the wine bottle to sit in. Clamp the wine bottle in the back. Simply remove it from the back of the feeder when you fill the bottle.
20. Easy Wine Bottle Vases for Your Favorite Flowers.
Easy Wine Bottle Vases for Your Favorite Flowers.
DIY Project Details: craftiments.com.
Decoupage these bottles with doilies for a fresh, pretty look. Clean the bottles thoroughly to remove any labels or glue.
21. Light Up Your Life.
Light Up Your Life.
DIY Project Details: cleverlyinspired.com.
These wine bottle crafts upcycle your trash into a beautiful treasure. Simply place a lamp assembly inside your wine bottle.
22. Decorative Yet Functional Outdoor Lights.
Decorative Yet Functional Outdoor Lights.
DIY Project Details: ruffledblog.com.
Clean your wine bottles thoroughly and then spray paint them with mirror surface metallic paint. Place candles in the tops of the wine bottles and light them for a warm, romantic atmosphere.
23. Love Makes the World Go ‘Round.
Love Makes the World Go ‘Round.
DIY Project Details: shopcraftwarehouse.blogspot.com.
This cute wine bottle crafts project combines two of the trendiest glass pieces: wine bottles and Mason jars. Put a vinyl letter on each bottle. Paint the bottle with white paint. Wait until the bottle is completely dry, and then peel the vinyl letter off. The impression of the letter should be crisp and clear. Add a candle to one of the Mason jars.
24. Cute Candle Holders for Gatherings.
Cute Candle Holders for Gatherings.
DIY Project Details: inviteanddelight.blogspot.com.
This is another project that uses the technique of scoring a wine bottle with a glass cutter. When you do this project, you should have neatly cut tops and bottoms, so you can use each one for its own special project. The tops of the wine bottles can be used as tea light holders as pictured, and you can make the bottoms into poured candles.
25. Like Indoor Sunshine on a Rainy Day.
Like Indoor Sunshine on a Rainy Day.
DIY Project Details: thevintagejar.blogspot.com.
This simple wine bottle crafts project only needs two colors of spray paint, rubber bands, and twine for the necks. Clean the bottles well. Spray the bottles with the lighter color.
26. Message in a Bottle.
Message in a Bottle.
DIY Project Details: bespoke-bride. com.
For a cute and easy project, paint your wine bottles with black chalkboard paint. When the paint is dry, you can add lettering with a chalkboard liquid pen or with real chalk. This would make a lovely bridesmaids’ or hostess gift or a party favor.
27. Snowman-Inspired DIY Wine Bottle Craft.
Snowman-Inspired DIY Wine Bottle Craft.
DIY Project Details: christmas.lovetoknow.com.
A cheerful snowman is built from a wine bottle. All you need to do is to paint your clean wine bottle with white craft paint. Paint the top of the bottle black for the snowman’s hat.
28. Perfect for Every Room in Your Home.
Perfect for Every Room in Your Home.
DIY Project Details: karenkavett.com.
Decoupage projects are creative, easy, and fun. Clean your bottle. Use a collage technique to cover the wine bottle.
29. Light Your Own Way.
Light Your Own Way.
DIY Project Details: designsponge.com.
This is a cool variation on the wine bottle crafts tiki torches above. The construction is the same, but the wine bottle is clamped onto a fixture so it can be hung from a wall or fence. Make a row of these along your fence and light up your summer night with vibrant color.
30. Go Nautical with Your Wine Bottles.
Go Nautical with Your Wine Bottles.
DIY Project Details: lovecreatecelebrate.com.
Wrap the top of the wine bottle with twine, or use small broken pieces of dowels for a unique look. Wrap the wine bottles with a variety of rope and fabrics, mixing things up to keep them interesting.
31. Gently-Lit Sophistication.
DIY Project Details: lacrema.com.
Cut a wine bottle in half with a glass cutter. Even the edges with a torch to prevent cuts. Fill the bottle half with water and add a floating tea light. In a variety of glass colors, these wine bottle crafts would create a pretty centerpiece for any special occasion.
32. Kitchen Organization With a Twist.
Kitchen Organization With a Twist.
DIY Project Details: hometalk.com.
Completely clean your bottles to remove any residue and any lingering alcohol smell. Add a chalkboard label and a pouring spout. You should be able to get a spout at any kitchen organization store. Write whatever you wish on the wine bottle label. You could also draw with chalk.
33. Use Everything in the Craft Box.
Use Everything in the Craft Box.
DIY Project Details: youtube.com.
Create a vibrant and bold table display with repurposed wine bottles. These wine bottle crafts use a variety of different techniques to create a cute, festive look. Paint your bottles in a variety of pastel and bright colors. Add bows, tape, and various embellishments. This would be a great way to decorate a party table.
34. Wind Chimes After Bottle Time.
DIY Project Details: wikihow.com.
Use the tops of wine bottles for this wind chime craft. Put cup hooks in corks and use them to seal the tops of the wine bottles.
35. Books Meet Wine Bottles.
DIY Project Details: thewickerhouse.blogspot.com.
Paint your bottle white. Decoupage the cut book page onto the bottle.
36. Silver Bells and Cockle Shells.
DIY Project Details: turningclockback.com.
These fanciful, winter wonderland wine bottle crafts bring a touch of glamour to your holiday table. Paint your bottles white. Add another coat of sealer to keep your project together.
37. Gorgeous Twine Wrapped Bottle.
DIY Project Details: weddingwindow.com.
Twine wrapping is an easy wine bottle crafts proposition. All you need is a clean wine bottle and white glue. The key to making it look professional is in winding the twine tight enough and making sure there are no gaps where glass can show through. You can try wrapping a variety of sizes of glass bottles for a varied look.
Whether you’re an old hand at crafty creations or a total beginner in the world of glitter and glue guns, these repurposed do-it-yourself wine bottle crafts are sure to exercise your creativity. To make these cute year numeral bottles as wine bottle crafts, start by cleaning the glass bottles. Make these adorable wine bottle crafts planters by cutting wine bottles in half. Add another slat on top of the wooden posts to keep the wine bottles nicely in place. You can even leave the label on the wine bottle if it is attractive enough.