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15 Ways to Upcycle Wine Bottles

Now, we’ll be the first to tell you that we love a good glass of wine in the evening. Especially after a hard day at work, there are few things we love more (besides crafting, of course) than sitting down on our patio in the summer or by the fireplace in the winter and relaxing with a small glass of our favourite white or red. To be fully honest, we don’t actually drink that much wine and it takes us longer than is probably average to finish a bottle, but the very bottle we just mentioned is another reason we love enjoying the occasional glass; believe it or not, wine bottles make amazing crafting tools! We collect them over time, cleaning them out and putting them aside, and then bookmark all kinds of different neat pages online that feature all kinds of DIY projects we’d like to turn those bottles into.

Just in case you’re as obsessed with the idea of wine bottle crafting as we are, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials for repurposing empty wine bottles that we’ve come across in our frequent searches so far!

1. Rainbow wine bottle candle craft

Rainbow wine bottle candle craft

Are you the kind of crafter who is so in love with candles and tea lights that you’d be quite happy to try your hand at creating just about every single candle holder DIY project you’ve ever come across, without ever even getting tired of them, if it weren’t for the fact that you’d run out of space? Well, we’re much the same, but we think this super fun brightly coloured wine bottle tutorial featured on Saved By Love Creations might be one of our very favourites. Their tutorial shows you how to safely cut the bottles in half so they don’t stand quite so precariously tall, as well as how to paint them in a way that will last.

2. Adorable wine bottle ghosts

Adorable wine bottle ghosts

Are you the kind of very organized DIY enthusiast who loves to hang onto ideas you like for future holidays and upcoming seasons even if it’s not quite the time of year for that particular project yet, just to make sure you have lots of fun ideas when the right time comes? We do that too, bookmarking countless pages for later and organizing them to be used whenever we please. That’s why we have this Halloween wine bottle craft at the ready even though it’s only August! Check out how The Painted Apron created adorable painted bottles that look like funny ghosts.

3. Painted decorative wine bottle vases

Painted decorative wine bottle vases

Are you very intrigued indeed by the idea of painting your old wine bottles in all kinds of decorative ways, but you’d prefer something a little less kitschy or character based because you’d like to be able to use them as decor pieces in your main rooms? Then maybe turning yours into classy looking flower vases would be preferable! We love the way The Crazy Craft Lady painted their bottles white and then chose three colour pops or contrast colours that suited their room, option for a sort of stylishly haphazard paint style that suits their rustic wall.

4. DIY wine bottle tiki torch

Diy wine bottle tiki torch

Were you definitely interested in the way the first tutorial we showed you today pictures the candle based wine bottle crafts they were making as an outdoor decor piece, but you’d rather make something that looks finished and complete with just a singular bottle rather than making a whole set, since your outdoor space is really quite small? Then maybe you’d prefer to make a tabletop win bottle tiki torch like Julie Blanner did here instead!