Wine Bottle Crafts for DIY Decor
If you like vino as much as we do, you’ve probably got enough wine bottles to decorate your entire apartment. Instead of looking like a college dorm room, wine bottle crafts can be elegant and diverse. Whether you want to tackle simple projects with wine bottles or use a bit more energy to turn old wine bottles into a staple in your home, your options are virtually endless. So drink up and let the crafting begin.
Cover Them Up
Twine or colored yarn is a simple solution to covering up old wine bottles without much effort. For this project, all you’ll need is the yarn of your choice and a strong adhesive like fabric or craft glue. Carefully begin winding the yarn around the base of the wine bottle, adding adhesive as you go along. Make sure that the material is wound tightly and evenly. Consider making two or three of these wine bottles in different colors. Another option is to cover the bottle with chalkboard paint. Add a single flower stem and you’ve got a beautiful vase! You can even add dried flowers for a permanent décor piece.
Keep Bugs at Bay
Did you know that you can make your own tiki torches with wine bottles? For this project, you’ll need citronella fluid, a tiki wick, a .375-inch washer and decorative glass or beads. Begin by pouring some of the glass beads in the bottom of the wine bottles, then fill them with citronella using a funnel–fill the bottles about 75 percent of the way to the top. Secure the washer on the opening and feed the wick through the washer until there is about an inch coming up from the top. Place them on your outdoor patio table, and you’ve got a beautiful centerpiece for your next gathering.
Wine bottle crafts that turn old bottles into candles may seem a bit challenging, but it’s easier than you think. You’ll first need to cut the top of the bottle off, so prepare by filling your kitchen sink up with cold water. Then, take a large piece of yarn and dip it in nail polish remover. Wrap the yarn around the bottle, right below the neck. Then, carefully use a match or lighter to light the yarn on fire evenly. After about 20 to 25 second of this, dip the bottle into the cold water to break the glass. Remove the string and sand down the edges.
After you’ve got the base of the bottle completed, you can either use it as a holder for the candle of your choice or you can pour your own candle! If you want to make use out of the entire wine bottle, sand down the edges of the top half as well and use it to cover tea light candles on a table for a simple, yet elegant centerpiece. And, of course, there are plenty of options for your wine bottle corks.
Have you done any wine bottle crafts to decorate your home? If so, we want to see them! Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.