Don’t throw out those empty wine bottles! Repurposed DIY wine bottle crafts come in many shapes and sizes, so you can still use them even if the last drop of red has been squeezed from the cork.
37 Cute Repurposed DIY Wine Bottle Crafts for a Fun Afternoon Project
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
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. This gives a charming light for the holidays or at any time of year. These would look especially nice on the patio.
2. Alfred Hitchcock Would Approve
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
These DIY tiki torches are easy to make. You do need the tiki wick, metal fittings, and oil for the torch. You will also need aquarium gravel to stabilize the bottom of the bottle. 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
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
These adorable succulent planters will make an impression in your home. Cutting the bottle is the difficult part. Fill it with sand and cactus soil for the best growing environment for your succulents. Succulents are great indoor plants for beginners. Use wine corks as rests to keep the bottle from rolling over.
6. Fancy Floral and Pretty Pastels
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. Add a glass primer. Paint with acrylic paint and varnish. Using a printed paper napkin for the design, attach it with mod podge. Add textured stencils and lace. Sand the texture paste and varnish again.
7. Ring in the New Year in Style
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
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
This project is fascinating but requires some specialized equipment. Clean the bottle thoroughly and place it in a kiln. Allow it to melt slowly and then to reharden slowly. Add pretty wire and beads to the neck for a charming touch. When you are finished, you will have a nice spoon rest or a beautiful cheese board.
10. Wine Bottles in Full Bloom
This easy version of wine bottle crafts is another variation on the tiki torch wine bottles shown above. These bottles are cleaned, primed, and painted with various shades of blue, beige, and white. Around the bottles, the crafter has wrapped strips of burlap. The burlap is accented with cutout flowers, silk flowers, and gems.
11. A Light in the Darkness
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 top and bottom from being perfect so that the candle will have enough air to burn.
12. Not Included: A Green Thumb
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
This is a super easy project for the beginning crafter. First, 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
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
Replace a boring railing with this exciting example of wine bottle crafts. 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. This project will add color and light to a new part of your yard.
16. When You’re Still Saving Up for the Bahamas
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
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
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? Simply remove the label, put on oversized googly eyes, and wrap the bottle with medical tape. This craft will make your friends laugh.
19. Cheap and Creative Bird Feeder from Wine Bottle
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. When you fill the bottle, simply remove it from the back of the feeder.
20. Easy Wine Bottle Vases for Your Favorite Flowers
Decoupage these bottles with doilies for a fresh, pretty look. First clean the bottles thoroughly to remove any labels or glue. Then cut your paper doilies into any shapes you wish. Simply apply the doilies to the glass with white glue, or you could use a decoupage specific adhesive like mod podge. Then spray on a layer of acrylic sealant.
21. Light Up Your Life
These wine bottle crafts upcycle your trash into a beautiful treasure. Use a blue bottle for an especially pretty glow. Simply place a lamp assembly inside your wine bottle. Cut a hole near the bottom of the bottle for the cord. Top it with a shade.
22. Decorative Yet Functional Outdoor Lights
This super easy project is good for even the most inexperienced upcycler. Clean your wine bottles thoroughly and then spray paint them with mirror surface metallic paint. Allow the spray paint to dry. Place candles in the tops of the wine bottles and light them for a warm, romantic atmosphere.
23. Love Makes the World Go ‘Round
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
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
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. Let them dry, then add rubber bands at artistic angles. Spray the darker color over the top. When the paint is dry, remove the rubber bands.
26. Message in a Bottle
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
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. A chalky textured paint will look the most like snow. Paint the top of the bottle black for the snowman’s hat. Add the face with black and orange paint. Give him a hat and a bow.
28. Perfect for Every Room in Your Home
Decoupage projects are creative, easy, and fun. Clean your bottle. Tear or cut up an old map. Use a collage technique to cover the wine bottle. This will give a visually interesting look and a vintage charm. You can also use old book pages or photos from magazines.
29. Light Your Own Way
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
This is an adorable example of nautical home design. 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. Add a cute chalkboard sign for an extra nice touch.
31. Gently-Lit Sophistication
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
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
Create a bold and vibrant table display with repurposed wine bottles. These wine bottle crafts use a variety of different techniques to create a cute, festive look. First, 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
Use the tops of wine bottles for this wind chime craft. All you need to do is to cut the wine bottle in half using the scoring technique described above. Put cup hooks in corks and use them to seal the tops of the wine bottles. Interlink the cup hooks with chain. On the bottom, add glass beads or anything that would make a pretty sound when struck.
35. Books Meet Wine Bottles
This is an easy decoupage project for any beginner crafter and is a nice way to recycle old books that you will never read again. First paint your bottle white. Then create an image you would like to trace on the book pages. Cut around the image. Decoupage the cut book page onto the bottle.
36. Silver Bells and Cockle Shells
These fanciful, winter wonderland wine bottle crafts bring a touch of glamour to your holiday table. Paint your bottles white. Add a coat of acrylic sealer. Sprinkle Epsom salt over the wet sealer and let it dry. Add another coat of sealer to keep your project together. Add gorgeous glittery silk foliage.
37. Gorgeous Twine Wrapped Bottle
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.