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.
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Repurpose a Wine Bottle Into a Hanging Light
The most impressive way people upcycle wine bottles is by using them in completely unexpected applications. 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.
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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.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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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.
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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 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.
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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 guests or use them on the tables as centerpieces. Write on the table numbers with a chalk marker.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Decoupage Your Favorite Prints on a Few Wine Bottles
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
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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.
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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 on the other end. To make this project even more appealing, add on a chalkboard label.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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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.
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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.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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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.
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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."Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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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 to make this idea work how it's supposed to work.
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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.
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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.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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