If you’ve been following this column, you know your Happy Hour can contribute to happy hours crafting away with things like beer bottle caps. (Not to worry if soft drinks are more your speed or you’re not of legal drinking age — you can do a lot with soda bottles, too.) Oenophile DIY-fans have even more reason to say cheers. Wine corks have proved to be very versatile for projects, so my mission today was to find equally cute crafts you can make from empty wine bottles. Whether you prefer red, white, sparkling or rosé, these Pinterest gems will have you covered.
Summer may be winding down, but there are still a few more opportunities to host outdoor gatherings. Light up your backyard bash with these festive wine bottle tiki torches from Design*Sponge. Follow all the safety instructions and enjoy the added benefit of deterring pesky mosquitoes from crashing your party.
Mounted wine bottles aren’t just for tiki torches — check out this wall-mounted wine bottle vase from the ladies at Shanty2Chic. And the best part (you know, aside from it looking adorable and being a great excuse to enjoy your favorite varietal) is that everything you need for the project, with the exception of the bottle, can be found at a home improvement store.
If you’re not feeling the wall-mounted action, you can still make a vase out of a wine bottle, like Centsational Girl did. All you need is some gold spray paint, a bottle cutter kit and a willingness to experiment. Read about her adventures in bottle cutting and see if you can get the same
grape great results at home.
I’m engaged, so apologies if I have weddings on the brain, but it seems like almost every MacGyver material I’ve picked so far makes a charming escort card holder or table number. (Seriously. Rocks, wine corks and bottle caps. Who knew?) Wine bottles are no exception. Julie Ann Art also put flowers in her finished bottle, seen above. A wine bottle that’s both a table number and a centerpiece? How convenient!
Feel like you can advance to the Wine Bottle Crafting 201 class? Try your hand at this wine bottle chandelier from The Oregonian. (Or call your friendly neighborhood electrician to install it. Especially if you’ve been imbibing. Please craft responsibly.)
Which wine bottle craft do you think went from Cab to fab? And do you have any suggestions for MacGyver craft material? Leave ‘em in the comments below!