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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.

wine bottle torch

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.

wine bottle wall vase

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.

cut wine bottle vase
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.

wine bottle centerpieces

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!

wine bottle chandelier

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!




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  2. Judy B. says:

    Love the wine bottle chandelier. Very pretty.

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  4. traceyfarmer says:

    I really like these ideas! Loving to celebrate birthdays (but disliking the expense), I made a "Wine Bottle Candle Gift for Friends" at InspiredMinute. They are incredibly easy and fun to make! Thanks for sharing these!

  5. Duncan says:

    I have come across some old clay bottles which I am going to turn into oil lamps. Can anyone tell me where I may find a place that sells the old clay stops with the wick through the centre. I have seen them on line but can't find any myself.

  6. […] covered crafts you can make with wine corks, bottles, glasses and crates…what could possibly be left? This great post on Made + Remade reminded […]

  7. rbtebrdd says:

    My partner and i love most of these rbtebrdd! I’ve got all of them around dark colored plus they’re thus very stylish they travel with everything else! I want that one could bring them several methods. You bet they’ve been on the expensive side but are definitely worth revenue! I’d personally utterly encourage these people you’ll fall in love with these folks once you discover it.

  8. […] basically exhausted the crafting possibilities around wine (see: corks, bottles, glasses, crates AND barrels), but this ingenious antler wine rack from Meg Caswell is a cool way […]

  9. Flor Sharick says:

    I haven’t checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are really good quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend. :)

Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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