In a year, you can probably collect 100 wine bottles. If you stop throwing them away and find ways to upcycle them, you can transform your home into a vino lover’s dream. These are the best ways to repurpose your wine bottles. Check out why you should save them rather than recycle.
Few people think to keep a stockpile of wine bottles to use as decoration in the garden. Whether all your bottles look the same or are mismatched, you can use them to create a border around your garden and pathways within it. Press the open end of the bottle into the ground until only the bottom sticks out. Continue with your bottles, making sure they are all the same height.
One of the cutest DIY tiki torch ideas is to make one out of a wine bottle. Fill the bottle with paraffin or kerosine and attach a tiki torch wick. You can secure the wick to the top of the bottle with putty, wire, or tape.
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For this DIY project, you’ll need the cork that came with your wine bottle. Use a drill or other sharp object to puncture a small hole through the cork. This will allow water to flow in a steady stream. This is a great way to water seed paper because it keeps the soil moist.
If you love the way that wine bottles look, enjoy decorating with them in your home. Place them on tables and other surfaces and use them as vases. You can place real or faux plants inside to invigorate your space.
Wash your wine bottles and reuse them for your own recipes. One of the best uses for glass wine bottles is pickling vegetables or fruits. Especially if you have a dark, cool place to keep them, wine bottles make beautiful jars for canned:
Wine bottles come in all different shapes and sizes—making them great for terrariums. The simplest way is to maneuver some air plants inside and add rocks. You could lay the bottle on its side or keep it upright. Once you figure out your favorite way to repurpose your wine bottles, you’ll want to use them more often. There’s no guilt in enjoying a glass of wine when it gets you closer to your craft goals. Introduce wine bottles into your interior or exterior décor and start upcycling today.