Learn how to make unique wine bottle decor that looks great in your house! These 35+ crafts are budget friendly and easy for beginners.
I have a confession, and some of you are going to gasp: I don’t drink wine. The funny thing is that I used to make it, with supplies handed down from my grandfather. He was a chemist and made wine his whole life.
I wasn’t as good at it, though I tried.
And let’s just say I had a mishap with an entire bottle in college. A lot of you know what kind of mishap I’m talking about, where you’re having a little too much fun. Let’s just say . . . the smell of wine makes me nauseous.
BUT while I don’t drink it? I have plenty of friends and neighbors that do. You should see the glass recycling bins in my neighborhood on trash day. It’s a crafters’ paradise!
Because that’s the thing, right? If you’re going to make wine bottle decor, you’re going to need some bottles. And you don’t need to drink to get them!
Tips for Wine Bottle Crafts
Before we jump into the ideas, I wanted to share some of my tips with you. Wine bottles are glass, and there are some special considerations you should be aware of. Here are all my tips. If you want to jump down to the crafts, just scroll past this section.
How to Prep
The first step in decorating wine bottles is probably the easiest. You’re going to clean the bottle, inside and out. You need to remove the fingerprints so that you can decorate the glass without oils affecting the adhesion.
You’ll also want to remove any labels. Learn about natural sticker removers here on the blog, although a lot of people bake the bottles to get them to release. But the methods in the link above are very useful.
Paint to Use
Regular acrylic paint can’t be used on glass because it will peel or scrape off. You need to use either a multi surface paint or a glass paint. You’ll want to get the steps from my post about painting on glass. I’ve got a lot of tips for success.
Decoupage on Bottles
For wine bottle crafts, I like to use Mod Podge Gloss. It’s shiny like glass, and it works quite well. If you want to make it dishwasher safe, use Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge.
What can you put in wine bottle as decoration?
You can use just about anything that will fit through the neck of the glass! Since the bottle is glass, it’s very popular to put real flowers or faux flowers inside. And yes, if you’ve painted or decoupaged on the outside, water inside is fine.
People also love wine bottle lights. And those are my personal favorite! I love lighting up glass so I’m all about the Christmas lights.
How do you decorate with a wine bottle?
Decorating them with paint and Mod Podge and then displaying with flowers or lights are your best bet. Wine bottles are very easy to decorate and look great in the living room, kitchen, and even bedrooms!
Are you ready for the wine bottle crafts? Scroll down and check them out, then let me know your favorite in the comments!
Wine Bottle Decor
Learn how to make over 35 wine bottle crafts that are perfect for decorating! Get a variety of ideas that are relatively easy.
Mod Podge Wine Bottles
If you like wine bottle crafts, this is one of the easiest you can do. Turn those old wine bottles into unique lanterns with tissue paper and lights!
Wine Bottle Chandelier
Learn how to make a DIY chandelier using wine bottles! This is such a cool idea that goes with a wide variety of decor styles.
DIY Wine Bottle Planters
Upgrade your old bottles into fabulous planters every wine enthusiast and plant lover can appreciate! These look great, especially with succulents.
Wine Bottle Gnome
Turns out if you put a beard and a nose on just about anything, it can be a gnome! That includes bottles. These gnomes can be made for every day, or specifically for the holidays (don't forget the glitter).
How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder
A wine bottle can hold a lot of bird seed! And with a bit of creativity, you can turn that bottle of bird seed into a feeder. This is relatively easy even if you are new to woodworking.
Here's a hanging version of a wine bottle bird feeder too.
Wine Bottle Centerpiece
Centerpieces are a very common use for wine bottles! You can use them washed out as-is, or you can add a little bit of paint and lace to jazz them up just like they are here. So pretty for spring or summer!
You don’t need much when it comes to decorating your home with sunflowers! Here’s a very simple DIY sunflower centerpiece you can put together with a few wine bottles and rustic elements.
DIY Chalkboard Painted Bottles
I'm a huge fan of chalkboard paint, and it can definitely be used on glass. This project gives you some unique table decor/vases, and it's very easy and economical. Perfect for parties and weddings.
DIY Glasses Made from Wine Bottles
This tutorial shows you how to make drinking glasses and fancy barware from recycled wine bottles. The process is easier than you think!
Make A Wine Bottle Wall Vase
Bottles make great vases as you've seen! There's no reason why you can't also hang one of these vases on the wall. Get an easy tutorial on how to make this fabulous decor for your home. You can also see our version here.
How to Make a Wine Bottle Lamp
Learn everything about making a wine bottle lamp, including what kinds of problems you might run into. These use Edison bulbs, but you can also add a shade if you like. This is NOT hard!
Sea Glass Bottles from the Recycling Bin
Repurpose your empty glass bottles from the recycling bin by transforming them into beach glass or sea glass bottles! Perfect for summer decorating or beachy decor.
DIY Macrame Wine Bottle Hanger
Learn how to make a macrame wine bottle hanger perfect for a hanging flower vase indoors or out. You can also deliver wine as a gift with this idea!
Mosaic a Bottle With Tiles and Shells
Make a mosaic wine bottle with seashells and tiles! Carrie will show how to glue the tiles and mix the grout with a video as well as a tutorial. The results are beautiful!
Recycled Wine Bottle Torch
If you love to entertain outdoors, this is a wine bottle decor idea you're going to want to see. Using some simple parts from the hardware store, you can have a DIY torch mounted outside in less than an afternoon.
Twine Wrapped Wine Bottles
Wrapping bottles in twine is an easy idea that anyone can do. Just sit in front of the TV or listen to a podcast and get your wrap on! You'll have beautiful decor in just a few hours.
Book Page Wine Bottle Decor
Spray paint some bottles, cut designs out of book pages (or copies), and decoupage them to bottles. That's all there is to this project! These look beautiful with farmhouse decor.
DIY Bottle Tree
One of my neighbors had a bottle tree and I thought it looked super cool! This is a great art "installation" for your front or back yard. You're going to get a lot of compliments!
Wine Bottle Wind Chime
Wine bottles are beautiful and sturdy, which makes them great for chimes. Here are steps to transform your favorite wine bottle into a fun and functional wind chime for your home.
How to Water Plants While Away | Self Watering Wine Bottle
Learn the simplest trick for watering your plants while you're away. This five minute recycled bottle project allows the perfect amount of water flow!
Wine Bottle Hanging Planter
Cutting a wine bottle is the trickiest part of this process! Once you do that, turning them into individual planters is relatively simple. This display would look great hanging in the backyard.
DIY Wine Bottle Citronella Candles
Replace your old, weathered tiki torches with beautiful, colorful DIY wine bottle citronella candles! I love the addition of glass marbles to make them beautiful.
These altered bottles have been decorated using a mixed media technique! You're going to be surprised at how simple it is to get this beautiful look. Anita walks you through the entire process.
Make a Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder
Who doesn't love watching hummingbirds visit the flowers in their garden? Learn how to make this simple wine bottle hummingbird feeder in three easy steps. Attract many more hummingbirds to your patio, backyard, or gardenscape.
How to Paint Wine Bottles
It's amazing how a coat of paint can totally change the look of something! Learn how to paint wine bottles so that they are perfect for displaying.
Wine Bottle Dish Soap Dispenser
Want to learn how to make your very own custom etched glass? This easy DIY etched glass tutorial walks you through the process as you turn a wine bottle into a dish soap dispenser.
Recycled Wine Bottle Art
Use basic supplies such as twine and spray paint to create wine bottle art! This is a very easy method, and you can add these bottles to both inside and outside decor.
Stained Glass Bottle Art Painting
Try your hand at this fun bottle art painting craft! It's an easy way to get a stained glass look for olive oil or dish detergent bottles.
How To Decoupage A Wine Bottle
This is an awesome take on classic decoupage! Use scraps of paper, fabric, book pages, and anything else you have along with Mod Podge to make a unique bottle display.
Christmas Luminaries from Bottles
If you're looking for unique Christmas ideas that are simple and pack a punch, try this wine bottle decor! These luminaries are simple and beautiful, and I love the variety of bottles used to create the display.
Champagne Bottle Decoration
Learn how to decorate a glass bottle with confetti - perfect for New Years, wedding, graduation, birthday, or any other celebration.
Patriotic 4th of July Bottles
Turn empty glass bottles into a patriotic 4th of July display! Use this project as a centerpiece at a summer BBQ or decor on a mantel.
Candy Corn Bottles for Halloween
Here’s a quick and easy way to create an ombre wine bottle centerpiece that is perfect for fall and Halloween – all you need is a few cans of spray paint.
Glitter Bottles for Party or Wedding!
These mini alcohol bottles make perfect favors for party, wedding, or New Years! Use this technique to glitter any alcohol bottles. It’s easy!
Decoupage Wine Bottle Christmas Craft
Use Mod Podge and wrapping paper to create this unique wine bottle Christmas craft! This is the perfect budget friendly project for the holidays.
Upcycled Wine Bottle Snowman
This primitive snowman is so easy to make and looks great on a mantel or table. Give your living room, kitchen, or entryway a rustic feel with this frosty decor.
Frosted Luminary Wine Bottles
If you've never frosted bottles before, you're missing out! These are really easy to make with a special spray paint and some vinyl - and Christmas lights.
New Years Centerpiece
When the Christmas parties have come and gone, you might find yourself with a recycling bin full of wine and champagne bottles. Put a few of those to good use in your New Year’s Eve decor!
If you enjoyed these crafts, let me know in the comments. I’d also love to know if you have any questions, too. Don’t forget to visit these other posts: