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DIY Projects With Wine Bottles

by Jamie Dee Frontiero 08/15/2021

Empty wine bottles are an excellent source of DIY project potential. With some basic tools and a bit of creativity, you can make a long list of fun and functional decor by upcycling them. If you’re looking for a way to use old wine bottles or just want some fresh new DIY ideas, here is a list of some suggestions.

Bird Feeders

Wine bottles have a shape that makes them great bird feeders. Because they are long and narrow, they restrict the amount of bird seed that flows out so that you don’t overfeed your feathered friends. There are multiple ways to make bird feeders with wine bottles and most of them require making a hole in the glass. You’ll need a special drill bit for this task but once you’re done, you can fill the bottle full of seed, glue a saucer to the bottom and place it wherever you want.

Soap Dispensers

Soap dispensers are simple to DIY and using a wine bottle adds instant upcycled charm. If you have a bottle with a nice label, you can keep it visible. You can also paint the bottle in a variety of ways (metallic or matte paints, solid colors, prints, designs and more). Then, just fill with the bulk hand soap of your choice and attach a soap dispenser handle. You can purchase the handles in various sizes at your local hardware or home goods store. Try this in the kitchen too to dress up your dish soap.

Tiki Torches

You only need a few materials to make your own tiki torches and wine bottles make perfect vessels for the oil and wick. You can either attach them to long stakes or hang them from wall brackets. Another option is to leave them as-is and use them for fun and festive tabletop lighting that lasts the whole night. For added functionality, try citronella oil to ward off mosquitos and other bothersome insects.

Lanterns

The dark green color of red wine bottles looks beautiful when lit from within by string lights or votive candles. The simplest way to make a lantern from a wine bottle is to cut off the bottom with a glass cutter or glass drill. Simply place the bottomless bottle over your favorite tea lights, twinkling fairy lights or artificial candles. For more color variety, try painting the bottle first.

Wine bottles are incredibly versatile as a DIY element. These are just a few project ideas for repurposing wine bottles and most of them will work well with other types of glass bottles, too. Try these ideas the next time you want to make something beautiful from recycled materials.

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Jamie Dee Frontiero

Since joining Coldwell Banker, Jamie has distinguished herself as a Top Producing Realtor along the MA North Shore & NH Seacoast. She has been the #1 Selling Agent in her office since 2014 and consistently ranks in the "Top 100" of all Coldwell Banker agents in New England.  Jamie's proven track record of high-annual sales coupled with a genuine respect for her clients sets her apart from other agents...she is known for her tenacity and energy, as well as her contract expertise. Jamie's extensive experience enables her to interpret a wide range of market conditions, price homes correctly and negotiate effectively for her clients, regardless of their property endeavors. 

Jamie knows that in today's competitive Real Estate markets, property presentation has become more important than ever. To ensure all her listings look stunning on line and in person, Jamie includes Professional Staging & Photography services, at no cost to her sellers.  Jamie is highly revered for the quality of her listings...they attract the strongest buyers, sell in the shortest time possible and, for the most money. Over the years Jamie has developed lasting relationships with a dedicated group of Attorneys and Loan Officers as well as ServiceVendors, ready to assist with: pre-listing updates, post-inspection repairs or after-sale improvements. 

If you're looking to make a change in residence & would like to experience a well-managed & successful real estate transaction, Jamie would be delighted to hear from you and honored to represent you!