Additional Craft Information:
Still hungry for more bottle craft ideas? Wine bottles are some of the most beautiful (and easy to obtain) materials for crafting. So without further ado, here are a few more ideas to give those wine bottles a new lease on life.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
Sounds a little odd, but you've definitely seen them before. Anyone familiar with the 'Aqua Globes' will already know the concept. If you, or someone you know, have a number of indoor plants that just don't seem to want to live, either drying up or wilting from overwatering, this could be the perfect craft for you.
Making a wine bottle plant nanny is easy and doesn't need any glass cutting techniques. Simply buy some of the ceramic stakes already fitted for wine bottles at a nearby craft store that carries them, or buy them online. The stakes work because as the soil dries out, so will the ceramic stake which will absorb the water from the bottle.
You'll probably want to peel that label off, but if you don't mind the look you can maybe consider how to design wine labels just for your new craft. Plants need some of the sauce too don't you think? Once the stake is in place you can add any other personalization to it, such as painting the glass or trying ribbons around the neck to make them more decorative.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
This is a way to customize any of your bottle crafts. In fact, there are all kinds of kits you can pick up and tutorials for it online. Etch in snowflakes and snowmen next to winter holiday wine labels, or create grape vines around that olive oil pourer you intend to give away as a gift. There's even a number of ways to etch, from using etching cream to an electric engraver found in most hobby shops, so you can pick what works best for you.
Reuse the Labels in Scrapbooking
Of course, we don't mean for labeling another bottle! Many times the labels are a work of art unto themselves and who hasn't purchased a bottle for the beauty of a label before? And wouldn't some of the more fanciful holiday wine labels look great on a card to that wine lover in the family?
Check out ways to carefully remove labels and with a bit of practice you can use them for all sorts of crafts. One of our favorites is using them in scrapbooking, especially if you're a wine lover yourself and like to visit local wineries as you travel. Make a book of your adventures to help remember all the great wines you've tasted.
Make a Wind Chime
With all of the colors and varieties of shapes and sizes, you'd be surprised at how musical wine bottles can sound. If you're familiar with glass cutting, consider making your own wind chime from old wine bottles. A great video tutorial for making them can be found here.
Flourish your wind chime with wirework and durable glass and ceramic beads to create a craft you can be proud of.
So don't just toss those wine bottles out, let your imagination run wild with your bottle crafts!