Free shopping list and step by step instructions for 4 popular holiday wine crafts
What do you do with your leftover wine bottles? Do they make their way to the uninspired recycle bin awaiting their fate in a fiery furnace? Maybe you’re like me and save a few of your memorable bottles and they adorn the tops of your kitchen cabinet. I still have the bottle of wine that we were drinking when I proposed to my wife. Sometimes I save bottles just so my wine rack doesn’t look so defeated. Many bottles are beautiful works of art and that glass has to be useful for something other than being reincarnated as…gasp…a beer bottle.
Here are 7 creative uses for your wine bottles. I would love to hear of anything fun that you do. Please share in the comments if you’ve done any of these or if you have other inspiring ideas to share with the readers here. Not only is it hip to go ‘green,’ the wine bottle makes for an elegant decoration.
From the Vine to the Flower
Creative angled cuts with a glass cutter and you have yourself a decorative vase.
Photo credit David Guilfoose at http://www.greenwinebottles.com
Stemware without the Stem
A simple cut with a glass cutter and some edge finishing gives new life to wine bottles.
Shine A Light Outside
A few simple items from the hardware store, some premade ceramic wine glass torch toppers, and some fuel and you have yourself a creative outdoor torch.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Wine
Cut a hole in the bottom, fill with a short strand of Christmas lights and you have yourself a fun lighting solution.
Grand Lighting Solution
This industrious crafter could build a unique lighting solution that is sure to be a show stopper and conversation starter.
For the Builder
Take an old glass table top and add wine bottle punts for some new artsy loft flare.
A Work of Living Art
An alternate take on the outdoor lamp, use some ordinary hardware items to create a work of wine wall art .
BONUS: For the Over Indulging Wino
This Christmas tree is made entirely of wine bottles. I bet there was a severe hangover after that party!