Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.
Do you ever find yourself choosing a wine because of the bottle? I have, all because I’ve found a craft idea that inspired me and that particular bottle size or shape is perfect.
I’ve spent considerable time searching for wine bottle craft ideas to feature in this article that include tutorials for making the craft. You’ll find a wide variety of ideas: some of them simple, fun, and easy, and some elegant in design and style.
After making a few projects and learning the basic techniques needed for the different projects, you’ll be able to customize your wine bottle gifts. I’ve made a number of wine bottle gifts like the ones shown above by following the easy-to-understand directions found at Cameo Cottage Designs. You’ll love making these!
1. Perfectly Nautical
Imagine making these beautiful nautical wine bottles to place on your mantle or side table.
2. Jute Wrapped
You can find the directions for making these outstanding jute wrapped bottles at Everyday… a la Mode.
3. Chalkboard Paint
Chalkboard is an easy paint to use, so you'll enjoy making these bottles. Follow the tutorial at Bespoke Bride.
4. Stenciled Bottles
Make spring vases like the ones shown above by going to the Real Coake site.
5. Letters and Twine
6. Apple Themed
Not only will you find the directions for making the apple themed wine bottles shown above when you visit Creative Jewish Mom, you'll also find a link to a site telling you how to remove the labels from wine bottles.
7. Self Watering Planter
Directions for how to cut glass bottles with a string are included in the tutorial for making the self watering planters at DIY Projects.
8. Bird Feeders
What a great idea for using wine bottles. Make attractive bird feeders following the directions at The Garden-Roof Coop.
9. Snack Tray
Of course this is a bit more involved than most of the wine bottle projects because you need a glass kiln to melt the bottles into trays. Find all the information at Real Coake.
10. Map Collage
Using old maps is a beautiful way to cover a wine bottle. Check out the tutorial at Karen Kavett to see how these are made.
11. Picture Frames
Turn an empty wine bottle into a picture frame by going to the DIY Network site for the directions.
Make your own unique and stylish chandelier using beautiful wine bottles. Find the directions at Mod Podge Rocks.
13. Upcycled Wine Bottle
You'll find the tutorial for this very attractive project at Nine Thousand Things.
14. Pendant Lights
I love this pendant idea. It would look so nice in a Tuscan style kitchen. For the instructions to make this pendant, go to the DIY Network.
15. Etched Glass
You'll definitely want to make more than one of these etched glass bottles. Find a great tutorial at The V Spot.
16. Citronella Candles
Perfect idea for the patio party. Get the tutorial by going to the Hello Glow site.
17. Gold Stripes
So very elegant looking. Great idea for wedding decorations or for holidays. Love this look!! Find the instructions at Homey Oh My!
18. Make Crystal Wine Stoppers
19. Mercury Trees
I'm going to have to make this project. So unique and beautiful. The directions are found at The Frugal Tree.
20. Elf Bottles
Wouldn't this be a cute idea instead of wrapping gifts of wine? Check out the information at HGTV to make these little elf outfits. You'll have to advance to the third slide for the elves.
21. Cork Key Chains
These are a super simple idea for using the wine corks. Think of adding crystal beads, bells, etc. to customize the key chains. Find the tutorial at Lady and the Blog.
22. Yarn Wrapped Decoupage
To find the tutorial to make the yarn covered and decoupaged bottles, go to Suzy's Sitcom.
23. Outdoor Torch
Wouldn't these make magical outdoor lighting for a wedding reception? If you want to make these torches, go to the Design Sponge site for directions.
24. Asian Style
Get an old Asian look for your wine bottles by going to The Spruce for the tutorial. I really like this look.
Another super cute idea. The tutorial is found at saved by Storm Castle Terrariums. Be sure to check out this site. There are oodles of ideas on the making and caring for terrariums.
26. Sea Shells
Make a textured beach vase using a wine bottle and adding sea shells. The information for making this project is found at Crafts By Amanda.
27. Soap Bottles
The tutorial includes etching on the soap dispenser wine bottle. Find all the information at Living Well Spending Less.
28. How to Dye Wine Bottles
When you wish to change the color of your wine bottle, find all the information you need at Start Believing in Forever.
29. How to Drill Holes in Wine Bottles
Get the information you need to drill a hole in a wine bottle at Organize & Decorate Everything. You'll want this info to make a lamp or to add string lights to your wine bottle project.
30. Wine Cork Canape Knives
I'm thinking that if these knives aren't available as a craft supply, one could buy inexpensive canape knives in the Dollar store to make them. Find the directions for this craft at Yarni Gras.
31. Pizzi Goffre Decoupage Technique
When you go to FairyPin you will find information on how to decoupage on a wine bottle with the pizzi goffre technique. Very interesting and a true decorator piece.
32. Christmas Centerpiece
Make a beautiful Christmas centerpiece using wine bottles by going to Sweet Something design to find the tutorial.
33. Halloween Mercury
An easy Halloween decoration that looks very stylish also. Check out the Art Happens site. That's where you'll find the directions.
34. Wine Cork Reindeer
Make sure you use the wine bottle corks to make a tiny reindeer. Find the tutorial at Favecrafts.
35. Beach Glass
Give your empty wine bottles the look of beach glass by following the tutorial at Carolyn's Homework.
36. Crackle With Elmer's Glue
© 2016 Loraine Brummer
Leave a Comment.....I'll drink to that
Jo Miller from Tennessee on January 05, 2017:
Hi, Loraine. This is a very impressive list. Your profile says it involves hours of work. I believe it. So many great ideas to check out I'll have to follow.
Loraine Brummer (author) from Hartington, Nebraska on December 26, 2016:
I love it that with crafts we can take an idea and change it to suit our wants or needs. Love your dry bean storage idea. Would look great on the countertop.
simplehappylife on December 26, 2016:
Great Ideas! For a wine drinker like myself, this really gets me rethinking my "trash" :)
I love the cork keychains and the bird feeder idea got me wondering if I could store dry beans and what not in my bottles. Hmmm ;)