Recycling old items is a fun way to release your hidden creativity. Wine bottles aren’t an exception. Stacking up wine bottles would just take up unnecessary space and add clutter. So why not turn them into something prettier to look at and functional, as well?
Just a small note: before starting any of these projects, make sure the wine bottles are clean. You can choose to keep the labels for added aesthetics. If you want them removed, you can use nail polish remover for those stubborn labels. Also, most of these projects require a glass cutter, which can be easily bought in hardware stores.
So, without further ado, here are 8 brilliant ideas on how to recycle wine bottles:
The best way to recycle a wine bottle is to make it into a simple flower vase. Its length is ideal for long stemmed flowers. The neck, however, can be a potential problem as it limits the number of flowers that can be placed in the vase. You can use a glass cutter to cut the bottle in a slant or just by the neck to widen the mouth.
If you want a classic light for the garden or patio, you can fill the bottle with kerosene or fuel. Create a wick from the cap and you’re all set.
House lamp with Christmas lights
Another creative way to create a house lamp is to cut the bottom part of the bottle and place Christmas lights inside it. You can string the lights inside or design them in whatever way you like. You can use a single bottle or three bottles for a grand effect.
You can also cut the bottle halfway and use them as candle holders. You can place the candles inside the upper part, or place them in the bottom part of the glass.
Instead of buying plastic ware to hold your spices, why not use old wine bottles? They look much classier than those plastic containers. You can fill those bottles up with spices, rice or even pasta for that classy, restaurant look.
This one’s quite easy: you can just fill the bottle halfway with sand, and you’re all set. You can hang your bracelets on the bottle already. If you want to be more creative, you can use colored sand or even colored water and oil. Just remember to seal the bottle tightly.
If you smoke, or you know anyone who does, you can cut the bottom part of the wine bottle and convert it into an attractive ashtray. It’s an ideal gift that literally wouldn’t cost you a thing.
These are just some of the best ideas in recycling wine bottles. There are a lot more that you can find in the World Wide Web. Just keep in mind that you need to be careful in handling wine bottles and glass cutters. Let your creativity guide you. You’re not only helping the environment, but these creative wonders can be good enough to be sold. You might even profit from your little works of recycled art.