What to do with your old wine bottles 13



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All of these DIY wine bottle ideas start with the really difficult task of emptying a wine bottle. So sit back, pop a cork, pour a glass and get inspired. Once that task is complete you’re one step closer to creating an original piece for your home. You’ll be surprised what you can create with an empty bottle. Some of these suggestions are handy and look great. From a decorative centrepiece, storage container and hat rack, we’ve found all the best ideas for you.

Take a look at a few clever ideas below!

Chalk painted container



Image source: Instructables and Travelingcorkscrew

You’ll need

  • Chalkboard paint
  • Chalk


  1. Remove wine bottle labels. Soak empty bottles in sink filled with warm water; this will help to remove the sticky glue.
  2. Make sure the bottle is dry and wiped clean. Then pain bottle with the chalkboard paint with whatever size design you choose.
  3. Write your desired label!


Soap dispenser


Image source: Livingwellspendingless

You’ll need

  • Empty wine bottle
  • Glass etching cream
  • Paint brush
  • Bottle pourer
  • Stencil


  1. Make a stencil of your choice. Place on bottle/tape down so the cream doesn’t leak underneath. Once stencil is securely place, apply the etching cream.
  2. Smooth the cream making sure it is covering all areas of your stencil and leave for about 30 minutes. Rinse gently with cool water.
  3. Your bottle is complete – just add a soap dispenser lid and fill your bottle. Enjoy your cute dish soap container!


Here are some other fabulous options!

Decorative centrepiece


Image source: homesthetics

You’ll need:

  • Ribbon or colourful string of your choice
  • Flowers of your choice

Bird feeder

bird feeder


Candle holders

candle holder


Hanging lights

hanging lights

Image source: Viralnova



Kitchen spoons

kitchen scoops

Hat rack


Serving dish

serving dish

Jacket rack

coat rack


Image source: distractify


Tell us, will you try any of these DIY wine bottle ideas? Have you made any before? 

Starts at 60 Writers

The Starts at 60 writers team seek out interesting topics and write them especially for you.

  1. What about a lamp base l am not a wine drinker but l think they would look nice as a lamp base especially the coloured bottles

  2. Saw a magnificent chandelier type light fitting at a restaurant recently- all different coloured bottles – not that you’d want one hanging in your house!

  3. I have a friend that’s built them into a wall of his house ,when the sun shines through they are beautiful

  4. It’s so hard to throw some of them away, they are so pretty. Save my perfume bottles and so much stuff tho…..have to stop..o.O

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