If you’ve ever thought that your empty wine bottles and corks are just too pretty to toss, you’re definitely not alone. In the crafting world, tossing perfectly good wine bottles (or even their cute little corks) may as well be a cardinal sin. So to avoid having your crafting reputation forever damaged, breathe new life into those bottles with one (or all!) of these adorable crafts to upcycle wine bottles:
1. Cork Coasters, Planters and Trivets—Oh My!
If you have a few (or a few dozen) corks lying around, put them to good use by creating a new set of coasters, a cute herringbone trivet, a tiny planter for a tiny succulent plant or even set of stamps. With just some inventive carving (be careful!) and some heavy-duty adhesive, the possibilities for DIY cork projects are endless. Get inspired on BuzzFeed.
2. The Glitter Bottle
Looking to add a little sparkle and shine to a small space? Remove the wine label on a few of your favorite bottles and use a spray adhesive like Mod-Podge sealant to lay the foundation for some serious sparkle. Cover with your favorite glitter and let it dry overnight. Experiment with tape and twine to get gorgeous designs. Give your bottle a final coat of adhesive when you’re satisfied. Get the full instructions for this Pinterest favorite here.
3. Citronella Lamp
Turning your wine bottles into citronella lamps involves a few steps, but it can easily be done in a matter of minutes. In fact, just one afternoon of wine bottle repurposing can result in a half-dozen mosquito-repelling lamps that you will surely appreciate come summertime. Full instructions are available here.
4. Twine-Wrapped Wine Bottle
If you’re not into glitter and looking for a more rustic look, try wrapping a few wine bottles in twine. The organic shape and color of the final product is absolutely stunning in its simplicity and will perk up any flat surface in need of some funky personality. Add some lace appliqués or any decorative embellishment of your choice for some texture and flair. Learn how here.
5. Wine Bottle Bird Feeder
We’re a big fan of all the cute little creatures here in Texas. In fact, we’re willing to drink more wine every week in order to help the birds! (We’re generous like that.) With a couple of these beautiful wine bottle bird feeders hanging in the yard, you’ll get quite the array of new friends stopping by for a snack. As a bonus, the sunlight bouncing off your bird feeders will brighten up your yard with all kinds of colors.