When it comes to the holiday season, we’ve all been there. Standing over the recycling bin with an armful of empty wine bottles that are going to take up more space in the bin than anything else. So here are a few ways to refurbish those wine bottles instead of chucking them into the recycling bin.
Turn those empty wine bottles into a couple of cute vases. After washing them out decorate the exterior with either a lacy trim, paints, or markers that are suitable for glass. Especially to give it that rustic feel you’re going for. Then add in your favorite flowers of the season, either artificial or real and set that new vase you just made somewhere in your abode and admire it for as long as the flowers last.
We all loved those science fair projects or home shop projects we did as kids. Why not achieve the same results as an adult? Terrariums are all the rage right now, so all you need for this simple project is whatever you want to put in your terrarium, a glue gun and sticks, glass knobs, and a circular base to seal your terrarium. To achieve your enchanted terrarium all you have to do is cut your wine bottle in half, save the bottom, glue down whatever artificial plants or objects you’re planning on putting in your terrarium to the base. Then glue down the cut wine bottle and attach the knob to the top and your terrarium is complete to display in your home!
Continuing with the same idea as the terrarium, creating your own upcycled chandelier involves cutting the wine bottles in half, and you can take the time to stain them whatever color you want. It’s recommended for this stage to use Mod Podge Sheer Colors, but if they’re unavailable near you you can create your own by mixing Mod Podge and food coloring together. What if Mod Podge isn’t available near you at all? Then you can use Elmer’s glue and food coloring, though be warned that the finish won’t be as shiny as if you used Mod Podge. Though it is recommended to give your product a thin coat of lacquer if you’re planning on using Elmer’s glue.
Then get your own pendant lights to put into the bottles and wire the lights carefully to your ceiling. If you’re unsure about how to do this step or are worried about doing it carefully, then please contact your local electrician.
These are a few ways to upcycle your empty wine bottles, with each way creating a new and exciting project for you to try. There are plenty of other DIY wine bottle crafts out there for you to try if turning your wine bottles into a chandelier, vase, or even a terrarium didn’t seem appealing to you. But whatever you try, make sure not to throw those wine bottles away!