35 DIY Wine Bottles
Modern times are usually connected with innovation and new solutions in design and technology. We are always on the lookout for new ideas, new moments, thinking progressively. But progressive thinking is not all about the new! We also live in the era of recycling and more recently – upcycling – a phenomenon dedicated to the redefinition of old objects such as DIY wine bottles, meant to give them new life and even purpose!
In the sphere of home design, upcycling is playing a big role. From huge and bulky restored furniture pieces, to decoration – and it is precisely home decoration we are talking about here!
Every home is suffering because of excess debris made out of quality packaging. For those unwilling or unable to recycle the regular way, these refutes can become valuable material for different decorative items. Once, glass was considered precious, and now – we are swimming in the sea of discarded glass wine bottles, not knowing what to do with them.
Well – the solution exists and a spectacular one! Wine bottles can be redesigned and reinvented through various DIY processes – turning them into new pieces of unique home furnishings. Wine bottles can be turned into flower vases, flower pots or beds, hanging lamps and a number of amazing decorations that give a home that special something.
Below, we give you over 30 creative ideas on how to transform an ordinary glass bottle into a DIY masterpiece! All of the solutions are simple to make, but they are satisfyingly challenging for the imagination, and finally aesthetically pleasing.
You might need some special tools for some of the ideas below, such as the glass cutter, flame glass cutter, glass drill, glue, glass dye and heaps of ribbons, rope, and other decorative trinkets! Make a day out of the DIY wine bottle play and enjoy creating!
Spring always reminds of gentle, pastel tones! Paint your bottle entirely in a pastel color of choice, and add a white coat freehand on its top and its bottom. You will get fantastic vases, perfect for the blossoming flowers, or even branches picked along the way.
A simple way to make a hanging vase! Clean out empty transparent bottles, tie their necks with thin rope and find a place to hang them! They will look beautiful in a group, with white, pink, red or various flowers in each.
A wine bottle got roped! You will need glue and thin rope for the best effect. Spread the glue over the bottle, and then coat it in rope previously drenched in the same glue, wrapping the thread tightly around the glass body. Wait till it dries well. You will get an original vase or a container, which will give your interior a special, natural look.
Decoupage! You can paint your wine or any glass bottle in opaque white. When the paint is completely dry, you can select beautiful motifs and decoupage them onto the bottles. You can get a wonderful floral container or vase, or decorated with any other picture you might like.
Use bottle as a flower pot! Or even a flower bed. The fact is, this can only be done with a big glass container, while a bottle is a bit too thin. Or you can cut it up in half, and make glass-like small, transparent flower pots, bringing raw nature into your home.
Take glasses of different sizes and paint them in a light-green pastel color, or any other nuance of your choice. Place the same kind of flowers in each, achieving a wonderful effect.
Go vintage! Vintage bottles are beautiful just as they are. Scavage the flee market for antique glass and use them as decoration or vase without making any changes.
Remember the good year! Wine is noble, and so are its bottles. You can always remember that special moment by preserving a bottle and attaching it to a wall carrier. It can be a vase, a candle-holder, or just a memento.
Roped and light! Bottles in this example are roped, same as in picture 3. But, other details are added – buttons, fabric flowers etc. Stick to a simple palette and place light, dried flowers in a row of prepared deco-bottles.
Winter style vase. Knit small jumpers for your vases to keep your flowers nice and warm for a special wintertime look. Finish them off with satin ribbons.
DIY Christmas lights in wine bottles! You can put your Christmas lights in a row of well-designed bottles. Tie ribbons around the bottles’ necks for a more festive feel.
Tape the bottle! Various tapes in various colors can serve as a coloring for your bottle vases. Coordinate colors between themselves, be aware of the contrasts, and then – use the flowers of adequate nuance for a more lively effect.
Light-bulb mini-vase! Who says old light bulbs are not eco-friendly! Take the wire out and hang them up, filled with a bit of water and small flowers – violets or snowdrops. Your garden will light up and your guests will love it!