If you’re anything like us, then you’ve got certain things that you always save and hold onto for crafting purpose rather than throwing out or putting in the recycling bin. For years, we’ve washed out and kept our wine bottles because we’ve nearly always found some kind of awesome craft or DIY project to turn them into immediately! That’s also why we’re always skimming through Internet crafting boards looking for new wine bottle based things to keep bookmarked that we’ve never tried before and would really like to.
Just in case you love the idea of getting crafty with your empty wine bottles just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve bookmarked to try lately!
1. Painted wine bottle jack-o-lanterns
Are you the kind of person who will save up holiday and seasonal ideas all year round, even when it’s not the right season, because it ensures that you’ve got plenty of ideas on the back burner when the time is finally right? We do that too! We’re sure it’ll come as no surprise to you, then, that we held onto this adorable painted jack-o-lantern wine bottles tutorial featured in detail on Instructables!
2. Wood and wine bottle bird feeder
Are you the kind of multi-talented crafter who loves combining your upcycling skills with other things you can do? Well, if you’re also at least a little bit experienced in very simple woodworking then we think you just might be the perfect person to give something like this wine bottle and wood bird feeder outlined step by step on Mom at Home a try!
3. Wood and wine bottle kitchen chandelier
Did we actually really catch your attention with this whole concept of making things from wine bottles and wood but you’re also much more experienced than we described above and looking to make a statement piece for your home? In that case we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along a little better with something like this very impressive rustic inspired wine bottle chandelier! DIY Network is here to show you how it’s done in full.
4. Wine bottle terrarium
If you’re the kind of person who loves greenery just about as much as you love crafting then we’re pretty sure this next idea from Inhabitat might be right up your alley! Besides showing you how to safely cut the glass of a wine bottle without hurting yourself, their tutorial also walks you step by step through the process of filling the wine bottle with all the standard parts of a successful, beautiful terrarium.
5. Wine bottle candle holders
Is the decor scheme in your house actually a little more old fashioned and vintage looking than a lot of what you’ve seen on our list so far, and in a way that simple rustic projects don’t necessarily fit? Then perhaps you’ve prefer to make something like these lovely wine bottle candle holders instead! From Scratch With Maria is here to show you how wonderfully easy they really are to make.
6. Wine bottle and wood bookshelf
Did you know that, when put under even pressure, wine bottles and other glass bottles can actually be very strong thanks to the way they’re built? Well, whether you did or not, here’s another stunning statement home piece that puts the theory to work! Take a better look at this tutorial from Miss Ginger Grant to see how they made this wonderful wood and wine bottle shelf.
7. Pretty Boho wine bottle flower vases
Wine bottles and many other types of glass bottles do, of course, make lovely, vintage looking flower vases, but that’s not the real reason we love this next tutorial by Mom Spark. This time, we’re actually very partial to the stunning embellishment techniques they’ve used to make the surfaces of their wine bottles over! Take a better look to learn more about the painting and stencilling they did to get these three distinct and lovely looks.
8. Chalkboard painted bottle decor
If there’s one thing that’s been trending pretty hard in the crafting world lately that has totally caught out eye, it’s chalkboard paint. Something about the projects you can make for it are always so simple but so customizable that we just can’t get enough of them! That’s why we had such a soft spot for this chalkboard paint wine bottle craft from Homesthetics that you can customize by hand however you please afterwards using chalk or chalk paint markers.
9. Wine bottle soap dispenser
Have your favourite ideas on our list so far been the ones that are both decorative and practical in some way? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Living Well made this lovely DIY wine bottle soap dispenser for their dish soap! We like that they also give you a simple breakdown of easy glass frosting techniques for adding the lettering and details.
10. Old jewelry embellished wine bottle photo display
Are you the kind of nostalgic person who firmly believes that just about anything can be used as a tool for displaying your favourite photos and memories in some way? In that case, we think you’re going to get a huge kick out of the way Stylish Eve made this beautiful series of wine bottle photo “frames” filled with different things, like sand or seashells, to keep the photos upright and decorated with old jewelry!
11. Wine bottle privacy screen
Have you actually been saving up your wine bottle collection for a long time now until you suddenly had a whole stash, because you’ve always wanted to make something bigger and more impressive with all of them at once? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way Ideas 2 Live 4 outlines the steps for making this amazing wood framed wine bottle privacy screen! We love the way they positioned it outside so the sun hits it and glows through the differently coloured glass in the bottoms of the bottles that make up the screen.
12. DIY tiki torches
Do you live in a warm place that lets you spend quite a lot of time out in your backyard and on your patio? Then we’d be willing to bet that you love finding new ways to decorate and add personality to it, just like we do! Recently, we actually did find ourselves with a collection of wine bottles made all in the same colour, so we followed in Garden Lovers Club‘s footsteps and made a series of fence mounted tiki torches just like the ones you see in the photo!
13. Wine bottle wind chime
By this point in your wine bottle crafting adventures, do you actually have no qualms about cutting the ends off a wine bottle? Then perhaps you’d be willing to do it again to make a set of beautiful looking and lovely sounding wind chimes, just like the ones you see here! Hometalk shows you how they’re done using crafting chain and purchased or carved wooden balls and shapes.
14. Custom wine bottle lamp
Do we actually still have you thinking about how much you enjoy the idea of making a wine bottle based light piece but you’re just not sure you’re quite ready to handle the multi-bottle chandelier idea we showed you earlier on our list? In that case, we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at this next idea from Scraphacker instead! They show you how this simple wine bottle desk lamp with a repurposed shade was made.
15. DIY wine bottle tumblers
Have we actually piqued your interest now with all this talk of cutting wine bottles into differently sized sections and you can’t help wondering what else you can make as you carefully perfect those skills? Well, we happen to think that you just might be the perfect person to give these lovely cut wine bottle tumbler glasses featured in clear detail on Brit + Co. a try!
Have you made other fantastic things before using wine bottles that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!