In our house, there are a lot of different kinds of crafts that get done each week. We’re just that kind of DIY obsessed family! Lately, however, we’ve been particularly obsessed with projects that upcycle different kinds of glasswares to save us from piling them up in our recycling bin. That’s how we discovered the fun of wine bottle DIY!
Just in case you love the idea of turning empty wine bottles into lovely crafting projects just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration.
1. Chunky stripes painted wine bottle
Do you have the kind of current home decor scheme that features a lot of chunky stripes, colour blocking, or metallic finish? Well, in just about any of those cases, we think you’ll really appreciate the way that My Indian Version outlines this fantastically neat and tidy looking chunky striped wine bottle painting project!
2. Sparkly wine bottle vases
If you ask us, everything is better when there’s glitter involved. That’s why we were so incredibly pleased to come across this fantastic tutorial from Sorella that shows you not only how to created fully sparkled wine bottle vases, but also how to seal them very well so that they don’t shed glitter all over your decorative surfaces or carpet!
3. Yarn and decoupage wine bottle decor
Maybe you’re the kind of slightly more experienced DIY enthusiast who loves being able to tackle a project that has more than one step to it or perhaps has several techniques involved? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how DIY Anna made these slightly rustic and very pretty looking yarn wrapped wine bottle vases that are topped off with a bit of floral decoupage right on top of that!
4. Simple but beautiful cleaned bottle wedding centrepiece
Are you actually hoping to keep things very simple and classic looking indeed because your whole reason for searching wine bottle crafts is actually just to add something slightly upcycled chic to a wedding’s decor? In that case, we really think you’ll get a kick out of the way Visca Wedding put these lovely bottles on display. They simply soaked the labels off, cleaned them well, gave them a shine, and used them as they are! We like the way they included different sizes and shapes in their display.
5. DIY chalkboard paint wine bottles
Would you actually rather make some kind of wine bottle decor that has an interactive element or some kind of detail you can change because you love when guests to your home can tell that you did, in fact, make something yourself? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll really appreciate the way No Place Lyke Home used chalkboard paint to make wine bottle vases that you can actually write on with chalk!
6. Spot painting wine bottles
Are you actually quite an experienced DIY enthusiast and you’ve always enjoyed working with paints, but now you’re looking for a more detailed and delicate project that will really challenge your skills? In that case, maybe it’s time you tried your hand at careful spot painting! We’re completely obsessed with the absolutely stunning way that How-To Instructions created these gorgeous lace inspired patterns in slightly raised and textured paint all across the surfaces of their wine bottles.
7. DIY wine bottle and pallet vase
Just because you’re looking for crafts that involve upcycling wine bottles doesn’t mean you have to stick to projects that use only the wine bottle itself! This lovely wood backed and wall mounted wine bottle vase out lined step by step on Simply Maggie is the perfect example of what we mean; see how it’s done in their tutorial using a copper bracket!
8. Pretty paper lace doily wine bottles
Did you fall absolutely in love with the stunning lace inspired aesthetic of the spot painted wine bottle project we showed you a little higher up on our list but you’re just not sure you have the time, patience, or skill level to handle that particular technique just yet? Then maybe you’ll get along a little better with this simply paper doily decoupage idea from Craftiments instead! The aesthetic is different, of course, but at least you still get that pretty lace element you love so much.
9. DIY wine bottle lights
If you’re going to put some time into upcycling wine bottles for decor, would you actually prefer to make a project that, while pretty, is also something that serves a slightly more practical purpose too? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Wit and Whistle made these fantastic wine bottle lights in just a few awesomely simple steps!
10. Jute and twine wrapped wine bottle
Were you feeling pretty intrigued by the yarn wrapped wine bottle concept we showed you earlier on our list but you’re just not sure the decoupage element of that tutorial was right for you? In that case, we have a feeling this jute string version outlined step by step on A Blissful Nest might be a little more up your alley. We love the fact that it looks slightly more rustic. They even show you how to make the burlap flower!
11. DIY stencilled wine bottles
Just in case you love the idea of doing some glass painting in order to make a wine bottle craft but the chunky stripes and colour blocking concepts you’ve seen so far just aren’t quite your style, here’s a slightly more delicate and visually textured version that we think you might enjoy a little more! See how it’s done using some careful stencilling techniques on The Real Thing with The Coake Family.
12. Etched wine bottle dish soap dispenser
Are you feeling quite interested in the idea of hand painting a design onto the surface of your glass bottles, but you’ve always liked that sort of misty frosted effect better than actual paint? In that case, we think you’ll really enjoy the way Living Well, Spending Less did some glass frosting. Beyond that, they also turned their wine bottle into a hand soap dispenser in a cute but simple way!
13. DIY hand tinted wine bottles
Have you always had a soft spot in your heart for wine bottles and glass decor that has a range of blue and teal colours to it? WE have because it reminds us of the sea glass we used to find on the beach as kids, but we find that these kinds of bottles are more difficult to come by in stores. That’s why we were so pleased when we found this tutorial from Start Believing in Forever that teaches us how to simply tint the glass those shades we love so much ourselves!
14. Glass trays made from wine bottles
The idea of flattening an entire wine bottle out until it’s a smooth, barely 3D surface might sound pretty wild and kind of impossible, but we’re here to assure you that it’s actually doable! Besides that, it’s also a lot of fun. It’s not the easiest project on this list though, so we’d suggest taking a careful look at how it’s done on Hunker, where you’ll learn how a lovely flattened wine bottle glass food tray can be made.
15. Faux ceramic wine bottles
Have you ever seen the beauty of old fashioned ceramic or earthenware wine bottles that look almost like they’re made of stone and wondered where you might get one? Well, instead of searching so har, take a look at this tutorial from Dollar Store Crafts that teaches you how to make a really fun faux version instead! It only takes a few steps and the materials are cheap, which we love.
Have you made other kinds of totally awesome DIY wine bottle projects before 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 craft in the comments section!