Thursday, April 28, 2011

wine about it.

If you're anything like me and my friends, you probably love wine. Nothing's more satisfying then sharing a bottle of wine, (or two) with friends after a long stressful week. Before you know it these bottles begin to pile up and start to take up space in your house. So I was beginning to wonder if there are ways to save and reuse all of these bottles. Below are my top five favorite ways to reuse your wine bottle for something that is not only useful but beatiful too!

1.  Wine Bottle Candle Holders

These candle holders are fairly simple to make. All you need to do is collect some clear wine bottles, strip them of their labels and buy taper candles to fit. Voila! You now have a beautiful candle holder.

P.S. Letting the wax drip down the bottle only increases the whole romantic feel!

2. Vase or Olive Oil Holder

This faux dichroic glass finish is great way to give any bottle a new life and [re]purpose. This process is a little more complicated and requires a few more materials and tools to get started. If you want to learn how to make one for yourself check out the full process here.

3. Wine Bottle Shelving

This is by far the coolest way I've seen wine bottles being reused. You're not just using it as a vessel to hold some flowers but as a whole new piece of furniture! This is probably not an easy craft to produce, but if you know any hands on guys, you should put this on their to do list ASAP! Check out instructables for a step by step guide!

4. Wine Bottle Label Art

Walking down the aisle of the liquor store, you can't help but get pulled towards the wine bottles with the pretty labels! Since that bottle of wine is now empty and you're now left with the pretty label, you so very wanted, you might as well make use of it! To remove the label all you need to do is soak the bottle in hot water for 20 minutes, with the addition of 2 or 3 drops of liquid detergent. If the label doesn't float to the top then I suggest you check out further options here. Once you have the label it's up to you to decide how to display it!

5. Wine Cork Board

Although this doesn't actually involve the wine bottle, corks can be just as fun to collect. All you need are corks, a bulletin board and your trusty hot glue gun. Ta da! Now you have a gorgeous cork board to fill with equally beautiful photos!

Now you have five great ways to repurpose and reuse your wine bottles. Enjoy!

xoxo sprinkles && twinkles


Mal said...

i made the wine cork board for my mom!

Katherine said...

Christina and I made 2 of those cork boards while she was here... :) I am a huge fan.. I also gave them out as xmas gifts a couple of years ago..a easy and inexpensive gift:)