25 DIY Wine Bottle Crafts

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    How to Repurpose Wine Bottles

    Wine bottle crafts are a fun way to upcycle a perfectly functional glass container we would otherwise throw away. Some of these upcycled wine bottles can completely change their shape depending on your level of comfort with cutting glass and using flame.

    Like any craft that involves glass, care should be taken. If you don't want to risk injury or don't own a kiln, stick to the more simple ideas that will teach you how to paint a wine bottle in a variety of ways. Some of these wine bottle projects can be given for a gift and some are nice enough where you could sell them for a profit. 

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    Transform Clear Wine Bottles into Sea Glass

    Crafts with wine bottles don't have to be complex to have a large impact. Any clear wine bottle can be transformed with a can of spray paint that mimics the look of sea glass. Be sure to collect glass bottles of all different shapes and sizes. 

    DIY Sea Glass Bottles from Sadie Seasongoods

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    Repurpose a Wine Bottle into a Hanging Light

    The most impressive ways people upcycle wine bottles is by using them in applications that are completely unexpected. Since wine bottles are made of glass, there's no saying that they couldn't be used as a lampshade or a hanging light fixture.

    How to Create a Wine Bottle Light from DIY Projects

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    Spray Paint an Ombre Effect

    There are so many versatile ways you can paint wine bottles. This technique adds an ombre effect that successfully conceals the wine bottle and makes it look like an expensive vase.

    Ombre Spray Painted Bottles from Flea Market Trixie

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    Flatten a Wine Bottle to Make a Platter

    Flattening glass bottles is also known as slumping. There are a few different ways to do it, but one of the most common involves the use of a kiln. 

    How to Flatten a Wine Bottle from Hunker

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    Write a Message on a Bottle

    Painting wine bottles with chalkboard paint is a great idea for wedding decor. You can add a message to your guest or use them on the tables as centerpieces. Write on the table numbers with a chalk marker. 

    DIY Wine Bottle Art with Chalkboard Paint from Cohas

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    Layer Colored Marbles Inside a Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

    This wine bottle craft is one you will want to pull out every spring to use on your patio and in your backyard. These tiki torches will add light and ambiance to your outdoor space, but they could also be filled with citronella oil to ward off mosquitos. 

    Wine Bottle Tiki Torches from The Armchair Sommelier

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    Hand Paint Intricate Details to Make a Boho Centerpiece

    Decorate a set of three wine bottles with different white accents for an eclectic grouping of vases. Get creative, but if you can't think of any ideas, pick up some laces, stencils, and 3D stickers to get started. 

    Boho Wine Bottle Vase Centerpiece from Mom Spark

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    Add a Topper to Turn a Wine Bottle into a Soap Dispenser

    Tall, thin wine bottles would make great decanters or in this case, a vessel for dish soap. Simply purchase a stopper that would be used in a liquor or olive oil bottle, etch on the word "dish" to the glass, and you won't have to look at an unsightly dish soap container on your kitchen sink ever again.

    How to Make a Wine Bottle Soap Dispenser from Living Well Spending Less

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    Decoupage Your Favorite Prints of a Few Wine Bottles

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    If you're running out of ideas on how to paint a wine bottle, consider using decoupage instead. Pick up some fun patterns and some Modge Podge, and you'll be well on your way to a transformed piece of art. 

    Decoupage Wine Bottle Tutorial from The Spruce Crafts

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    Float Candles Inside Wine Bottles

    If you can successfully cut a wine bottle ​in half and sand the edges, you can make this romantic candle holder. This project works great with darker colored wine bottles that will glow under the candlelight. 

    DIY Wine Bottle Floating Candle Holders from Homey Oh My

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    Create a Textured Surface with Puff Paint

    This wine bottle finish is super effective at masking the original bottle. To recreate this look, pick up a matte paint and coat the entire surface. Once dry, use the same color of puff paint and add in some texture. 

    Puff Paint Wine Bottle Dishes from Everyday Dishes

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    Plant an Herb Garden Inside Wine Bottles

    Some DIY wine bottle crafts can even help you grow an herb garden. Cut a glass bottle into two pieces. Turn the top upside down and place it in the other end. To make this project even more appealing, add on a chalkboard label.

    Make Self Watering Planters from Wine Bottles from DIY Projects

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    Wrap an Entire Bottle in Twine

    There are a lot of ways people use twine to decorate wine bottles, but the most straightforward way to do it is to cover the entire bottle. Mix the finished vase in with other styles of vases for a farmhouse look. 

    DIY Twine Wine Bottle Tutorial from A Blissful Nest  

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    Cut Wine Bottles in Half to Make Planters

    This wine bottle craft is similar to the herb garden project, but it differs in that these planters are not self-watering and work well with succulents. Just make sure you keep the corks so you can close off the bottle hole of the planter. 

    Desktop Planters from Homemade Modern

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    Decoupage Old Book Pages to Wine Bottles

    If you want to add a vintage look to a wine bottle, decoupage on old book pages. You can cover the entire bottle or cut out specific shapes to use. 

    Book Page Bottles from The Wicker House

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    Knot Jute Around Wine Bottles and Jugs

    If you have a larger wine jug to decorate, sometimes you don't want to cover up the glass with paint because it's beautiful as is. Instead, add interest using knotted jute. 

    Knotted Jute Bottles DIY from Cameo Cottage Designs

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    Doodle to Your Heart's Content

    You don't need a stencil or fancy paper to decorate a wine bottle. If you love to doodle, paint the bottles with white paint and then hand-draw on designs using a black marker. The point here isn't for the design to look perfect but to look hand drawn.

    Painted Wine Bottle Vases With Simple Patterns from Creative Jewish Mom

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    Attach Wine Bottle Tiki Torches to the Fence

    Take a wine bottle tiki torch one step further by permanently attaching them to your fence. Just make sure that the nuts and bolts can be loosened so you can remove the bottle in the wintertime. 

    Wine Bottle Tiki Torches from Design Sponge

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    Paint the Inside and Decorate the Outside

    Fabric doilies and ribbons work well for bottles that are brightly painted from the inside. As much as you might not want to encourage wine drinking to your kids, this would be a fun idea to take on with them. 

    Painted Glass Bottle Vases from TwelveOeight

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    Transform Wine Jugs into Decorative Vases

    To recreate this partially transparent vase, add twine only to the top and bottom of clear wine jugs. Add a designer element by sketching on a word or number to the center portion. These vases are labeled 'No.1' No. 2' and 'No. 3.'

    Wine Jug Vases from  Creatively Living

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    Turn a Wine Bottle into a Bird Feeder

    This bird feeder is a fun and mildly challenging project to take on for aspiring woodworkers. The design isn't complex, but you'll need to be able to add in channels and cut wood to size in order to make this idea work how it's supposed to work. 

    How to Make a Wine Bottle Bird Feeder from Down Home Inspiration

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    Pour Some Wax into an Old Wine Bottle

    Candlemakers can save a little bit of money by reusing glass they have around the house. Wine bottle candles are charming and would be especially great for gifts if you used scents that were wine-inspired. 

    DIY Wine Bottle Candles from Saved by Love Creations

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    Fake Mercury Glass Using Spray Paint

    To make your wine bottle look like it was just dug up from the yard and is over 100 years old, spray paint on a mercury glass finish. Just make sure that the wine bottle is completely clean before spray painting. 

    Z Gallerie Inspired Mercury Glass Bottles from The Joy of Decorating

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    Recycle Glass into Rings that Can Be Used in Jewelry

    Glass artisans know how easy it is to transform wine bottles into different shapes using a kiln and glass cutting techniques. Recycled glass jewelry is a really popular item to sell, so who knows where this craft could take you. 

    How I Cut Wine Bottles into the Perfect Rings from Saved by Love Creations

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    Etch a Wine Bottle and Then Water Your Plants

    If you love houseplants but keep forgetting to water them, you don't need to spend any money on a self-watering device. Instead, simply clean out a wine bottle and put it upside down in a planter. 

    DIY Etched Plant Water Bottle from 2 Bees in a Pod