After you pour the last drop of wine from the bottle, it’s off to the recycling bin – right? Actually, with a little creativity a free afternoon, you can change the fate of that beautiful bottle. With these five DIY wine bottle crafts, you can save a little money and showcase your love of wine at the same time!
Wine Bottle Olive Oil or Dish Soap Dispenser
Clean the bottle and remove the label. Add a bottle pourer to the top, and you’ve got the perfect olive oil or dish soap dispenser! Of course, you can dress up the bottle by writing or stenciling a label. Glass etching cream also has a cool effect on the bottle, allowing you to personalize and make it your own.
Wine Bottle Tiki Torches
To make wine bottle Tiki torches, fill clean, clear wine bottles about one-third of the way with crafting pebbles. Insert a Tiki refill wick into a brass coupling. Fill the bottle with citronella Tiki fuel and insert the wick. Now you have an accent for your patio furniture that also keeps mosquitoes at bay!
Wine Bottle Wind Chimes
Save two to three brightly colored wine bottles to make a beautiful DIY wind chime. You’ll need a bottle cutter kit (available at craft stores) and fine-grit sandpaper to split your bottles in half and smooth away any rough edges. Attach a cork or some old keys, small glass ornaments or other doodads to a long, thin chain. These are perfect for making the bottles clank gently when the wind blows.
Wine Bottle Nightlights
If you learn how to cut holes in old wine bottles, you can make wine bottle nightlights. The trick is to create a lubricating water reservoir out of a rolled piece of clay. Then, you can drill freely using a one-half-inch diamond bit. Drill a hole near the bottom of the bottle and sand the edges until they’re smooth. Insert a short strand of twinkle lights through the hole and secure them with a stopper. Plug the lights in, and you have a beautiful glowing accent light.
Wine Bottle Bird Feeder
If you drill a hole in one too many wine bottles, don’t fret – you can easily convert it into a DIY bird feeder. You’ll want to drill two small holes across from each other near the bottom of the bottle. Then, attach a plate or saucer to the base with heavy-duty epoxy. Fill the bottle with birdseed, insert a cork and hang it in the desired location with eight-gauge copper wire. Sit back and watch as birds flock to their new favorite hangout!
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