Step by step instructions and shopping list for four popular wine crafts
With the holidays upon us, I stumbled upon some very creative Christmas decoration ideas using wine bottles and wine corks. While I don’t consider myself to be a crafty person, several of these look like things that even I could create. For all you winos and wine lovers out there, it’s time to get creative for the holidays. I’ve got plenty of wine bottles and wine corks for those interested in making some of these. Merry Christmas to you and yours, enjoy life with friends, drink happy!
Liquid Cheer with Wine Bottles
Wine Bottles Take Center Stage
Get a few different shaped wine bottles and a tall magnum bottle, add white spray paint (or silver), roll the bottles in Epsom Salt (yes) or use glitter and arrange on a tray with some candles. Sounds pretty easy.
Classic bottles light up any mantle, buffet or centerpiece
Strands of white lights in a wine bottle make for a classic display. Strip the labels off of three bottles and use battery powered LED lights to avoid having to cut into the glass.
Unwrap your favorite vintage
Replace your wine labels with your favorite Christmas wrapping paper. A little glue, some scissors and you’ve got an instant wine holiday display.
Baby it’s cold outside
Even your wine gets a chilly in the winter time. This decoration might require a little more effort for those that sew or knit, but believe it or not you can buy these cozy little warmers for wine bottles.
Wine bottle centerpiece perfection
Get a sprig of evergreen, pine cones and some fake cranberry clusters and you’ve got yourself a fantastic wine-centric centerpiece. Add some battery powered lights and a bow and you’ll be shining bright.
Celebrate Christmas with a ‘sparkling’ tree
Wow, what a tree. This might take a little more effort and a lot of drinking, but this stunning tree will impress the most discerning of wine lovers. I’m definitely putting this on my life of goals for an upcoming Christmas.
Creative Christmas Cork Ideas
Mini cork wreath ornament
This cork ornament can be made with a few corks, some hot glue and a bow. Festive and creative idea.
Wine Lovers Wreath
A wonderful addition to any wine themed Christmas. This masterpiece will require a little more effort. I suggest starting with a foam circle that you can glue and pin the decorations to. Cut out the circle and hang for a festive wine display.
Cork Wreath (the easier way)
Find a circular base you can use to glue the corks to. Add red berries or red bells, a dash of mistletoe and a bow for a touch of color.
Frosty the snow cork was a holly jolly soul
This is a fun decoration you can do with your children. Use a cork for the body and a sliced up cork for the head. A toothpick or metal pick to fix the two together. To make the hat use some construction paper or even a small empty yarn spool. Paint and decorate to your style and tastes.
Cork tree centerpiece
Most craft stores will have cone shaped foam molds that you can use for the base of this idea. For dramatic effect use all the same cork. Add your favorite topper for some extra holiday cheer.
Oh, Christmas cork, oh Christmas cork…
Glue, ribbon and cork can make a beautiful decoration. Color the ends of the cork with a marker to replicate colored ornaments. Sit on a bed of evergreen and pine cone for a great centerpiece.