Instead of tossing your old wine bottles—remove their labels, wash them well, and turn them into one of these stunning creations! We've gathered our favorite ways to creatively repurpose bottles to give them a new life, whether it's by using them in a centerpiece or as a succulent planter, or by turning them into a unique light fixture or bird feeder. Read on to gain inspiration for fun ways to upcycle your old wine bottles.
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Message in a Bottle
Recreate this adorable message in a bottle craft from Sadie Seasongoods using old wine bottles. Fill the bottles with sand, small pebbles, or seashells. Then, roll up a page from an old book with a piece of twine to create a weathered message. Pop the cork back on and you have a beautiful coastal-style decorative accent for your bookshelf or console table.Continue to 2 of 26 below.
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Candy Corn Bottles
Repurpose wine bottles into these candy corn-inspired fall vases from Brit+Co. Take off any labels and ensure the bottles are nice and clean, then create the yellow, orange, and white ombre effect using spray paint. Group the bottles together or dot them around your home—add some leafy branches and you have a quick and inexpensive seasonal centerpiece for your home.Continue to 3 of 26 below.
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Wine Bottle Bird Feeder
Follow this detailed step-by-step tutorial from How To Specialist to build your own bird feeder using an old wine bottle filled with bird seeds that fit into a wooden frame. The whole project only costs about $10, is a fun weekend activity, and is a great way to reuse an old bottle. Best of all, it'll provide food for all the birds in your backyard!Continue to 5 of 26 below.
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Wine Bottle With 3D Paper Orchids
Domestic Heights takes painting old bottles a step further by embellishing them with these ombre paper orchids for a great 3D effect. Paint the bottles using a wide paintbrush or sponge depending on the finish you want to achieve, and attach decorative details such as these flowers using double-sided tape or hot glue.Continue to 7 of 26 below.
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Hanging Bird Feeder
For a different style of a bird feeder, repurpose a wine bottle by hanging it from a branch and attaching a small plate to serve as the feeder base. Remove the bottle base and fill it with birdseed that can overflow into the attached plate.Continue to 8 of 26 below.
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Pendant Lights From Repurposed Bottles
Create a stunning light fixture by using different colored bottles as pendant lights. Remove all labels, clean the bottles, place a lightbulb into its socket, and thread the cord through the bottle—you'll have a unique light that'll add cozy warmth and ambiance to any space.Continue to 9 of 26 below.
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Repurposed Bottle Tree
Use empty wine bottles to build a bottle tree to add a unique sculptural element to your outdoor space. You will need to construct or buy a wooden or metal tree, dig a hole large and deep enough to anchor it, and depending on its size, pour concrete around the base to keep it stable. Place wine bottles of different shapes and sizes on the tree "branches" and wrap twinkle lights around them for an extra festive look.Continue to 11 of 26 below.
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Hanging Bottle Planters
Turn bottles into hanging wall planters such as these. Not only will they look cool hung on a wall, the bottle neck serves as a built-in drainage hole to ensure that your plants have a healthy growth environment.Continue to 12 of 26 below.
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Wine Bottle Candlesticks
Another way to use these etched bottles from Chica Circle is to place taper candles inside them for handmade candlesticks. Use them for an alfresco dinner and they'll be an instant conversation piece.Continue to 13 of 26 below.
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Bottle Garden Lights
Add a magical touch to your backyard with these bottled garden lights from More Organics. All you need are label-free and clean wine bottles, outdoor string lights, and sticks to stake into the ground for a charming glow that'll add an enchanted garden feel to your outdoor space.Continue to 14 of 26 below.
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Colorful Bottle Chandelier
Follow this guide from Mod Podge Rocks to build your own colorful bottle chandelier. Use one or multiple colors to paint your bottles depending on the look you're going for and use a pendant light kit to install the lighting portion of the chandelier.Continue to 15 of 26 below.
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Wine Bottle Grouping Centerpiece
For a simple yet effective centerpiece, group together a couple of wine bottles like Uncommon Designs did. Add a single rose stem into each bottle for an elegant and inexpensive floral table decoration that adds height, color, and visual interest without breaking the bank.Continue to 16 of 26 below.
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Macrame Bottle Holder
Use this step-by-step tutorial from Single Girl's DIY to make a DIY macrame holder for wine bottles. Not only is it a great way to hang the bottle inside or outside for a unique alternative to a vase, but it would also make for a fun way to gift an actual bottle of wine to someone instead of using a wine bottle gift bag.Continue to 17 of 26 below.
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Wine Bottle Table Number
Repurpose an old wine bottle to serve as a table number (or letter in this case) for a party or event. Wrap the bottle with rope or twine, starting at the base, secure it with hot glue and work your way up the bottleneck. Hang a number, letter, or another identifying element from the bottle to use as a table marker.Continue to 18 of 26 below.
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Chalk Painted Bottles
Paint old wine bottles with chalk paint like bell'alimento did and use them as a centerpiece or a creative way to write a message to someone. Add a table number if you're using them for a party, or fill each bottle with flowers and write people's names on them to give them away as handmade favors.Continue to 19 of 26 below.
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Melted Bottle Cheese Tray
For a slightly more elaborate way to recycle old wine bottles, melt them down and turn them into a beautiful tray that can be used as a decorative accent or charcuterie board. This requires a kiln that will melt the glass and cause it to slump into this sunken shape. You can then paint the bottle once it has fully cooled down or leave it its original color.Continue to 20 of 26 below.
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Painted Bottle Light Fixture
Paint colorful designs on clear wine bottles and use a pendant light kit to turn a grouping of bottles into a statement light fixture. As you turn the light on, it will create a beautiful effect while shining through the colorful painted shapes and designs, casting lovely shadows for a cozy atmosphere.Continue to 21 of 26 below.
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Gather different shaped and sized bottles to put together a sweet centerpiece such as this one. Use lace, twine, and ribbon to decorate the bottles and fill each with simple greenery such as eucalyptus or baby's breath for a simple, pretty, and inexpensive table decoration.Continue to 22 of 26 below.
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Repurposed Wine Bottle Wall Sconce
Turn an old bottle into a wall sconce using a store-bought sconce holder and attach a bottle to it. Remove the bottle base and place a tea light (real or flameless) inside it for a rustic light fixture.Continue to 23 of 26 below.
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Twinkle Light Holiday Bottles
Remove bottle labels and stuff small twinkle lights inside them for a beautiful and simple holiday (or year-round) decoration for your home. These lit-up bottles would look lovely inside a fireplace, on your mantel, or even outside if you're hosting an outdoor dinner party.Continue to 24 of 26 below.
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Lit Up Bottles Turned Vases
Instead of just filling old bottles with twinkle lights, get extra festive and add frosted berry branches, greenery, or glittered twigs to add a decorative holiday accent to your window sill or dining table.Continue to 25 of 26 below.
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Bottles as Porch Decor
Hang variously sized, shaped, and colored bottles from your outdoor porch ceiling for a decorative accent. Fill them with lights or add a couple of flower stems for a fun way to add some color to your porch.Continue to 26 of 26 below.
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Bottle Garden Edging
Reuse old wine bottles by inserting them into the ground bottleneck down to create decorative edging in your garden. Use them to line a pathway, as an accent for a flower bed, or to create fun-shaped designs in the ground for an in-ground sculptural detail.