Upcycle Wine Bottles Using These 10 Simple And Creative Ways

If you thought to recycle those empty wine bottles, think again. We recommend you to repurpose instead as they are ideal receptacle for repurposing, and you will have a chance to be creative and make all kinds of fun things with them.

Here are some of the best empty wine bottle projects to start using them:

1. Wine Bottle Lamps


It’s very simple to make a wine bottle lamp, and they are perfect for a bar area in your home. You will need an attractive, empty wine bottle, and other items such as a drill and glass cutting drill bit, piece of string, and cheap AA battery powered LED string lights.

Soak the label and then scrape it off, drill a large enough hole to thread your string from the LED light set through. Drilling through a glass can be a little bit delicate, so you should use a light oil or water. Dip your drill bit into it every few seconds as you drill, drilling the hole about a half-inch or so up from the bottom of the bottle. When you got a clean hole, wash the bottle inside and out, dry it well and then thread a short length of string through the hole and out the neck of the bottle. Tape the wires from the LED light set to the string, and then pull them into the bottle and out of the hole that you just drilled. Thread the LED lights into the bottle, one by one through the top and then shake it around a little bit until they’re equally spread. Now use a hot glue gun to fill in the hole, and to keep the lights and cable in place.

2. Salad Dressing Server

You can make an attractive salad dressing server by using a wine bottle. All you have to do is to clean it well, dry and add your dressing.

3. Dish Soap Dispenser

Now you can display your dish soap as a part of a kitchen decor by using an empty wine bottle as the dispenser. Just clean out your bottle, pour in the soap and add the spout.

4. Citronella Candles

By combining your empty wine bottles and few bug-repelling plants, you can make your own citronella candles and keep the mosquitoes at bay. Citronella oil is a completely natural insect repellent made from the distilled oils of different varieties of grass; the main components are citronellol, citronellal, and geraniol.

5. Use Them to Keep Your Shoes or Boots Upright

You can place an empty wine bottle in your shoes or boots to keep them from falling over in your closet and hold them upright.

6. A Flower Hanging Basket

You can make a hanging basket for flowers or other plants by using an empty wine bottle. Buy a hanging metal wine bottle holder which looks like a chandelier but it won’t light up. Fill up the bottles with plants and you will get a unique planter.

7. Twine Wrapped Bottles

Twine is an ideal way to use on empty wine bottles to create decor that matches your home. You will need to wrap the bottles with twine, adding glue along the way. Afterwards, add your accents. Twine has a nautical charm, so these are perfect to decorate with things such as seashells using a little hot glue, but feel free to add anything you’d like.

8. Beach In A Bottle

Now you can create your own beach in a bottle by using wine bottle any beachy item you like. You will need white paint, Mod Podge (a common decoupage medium, all-in-one glue, sealer and finish used to attach paper and fabric to various surfaces available at just about all hobby stores and Amazon), water, sand (dirt will suffice), and a clear, empty wine bottle, or bottles, and shells.

Combine 1 part Mod Podge, 2 parts water and 1 part white paint. Pour it all into a bottle and swirl it around a bit until you make sure the entire bottle is coated. Add a pinch of sand, or dirt, to the paint mixture and sprinkle it inside. Dry the bottle wine by turning it upside down on towels, checking every 10 minutes or so and wiping away any excess paint. When almost dry, turn it upright again and let it dry completely. Finally, complete your “beach in a bottle” by adding your shells, coral and/or other beach decor.

9. Ghost

For a ghost, you will have to use clear wine bottle. Then, using a black paint pen, draw on a ghostly-looking face.

10. Jack-o-lantern

This one requires using an empty wine bottle that has a green tint and then wrap it with painter’s tape. Draw on your jack-o-lantern face, and then use a razor blade to cut along the edges of the drawing. That enables you to remove any excess tape while leaving the design still attached to the bottle. Now spray the bottle using orange paint, but leave the green top unpainted so that it acts as the “stem.” When it’s completely dry, remove the tape design and you’ll have your jack-o-lantern.

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