In order to save the environment, we are reminded the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). You can do your part in saving the environment by turning leftover wine bottles into something better for the home and the garden!
If you’re stuck for ideas, here’s six you can start with:
1. Lamp stand
Instead of buying the fancy lamps in the market, make one of your own by reusing a wine bottle as the lamp stand. The see-through nature of glass makes the lamp stand even more stylish than the usuals. With this DIY tutorial, you’ll soon be personalizing your very own wine bottle lamp stand like a pro!
2. As a chandelier
The wine bottles can be made into lamps or chandeliers easily. To cut the bottom half the glass bottles neatly, tie an old shoelace that has been soaked in alcohol at the section you want to cut. Light the shoelace on fire and keep turning the bottle until the flame dies out. Then quickly dunk it in cold water and it should right off. Get the tutorial here. Another quick way for a wine bottle lamp is to stuff fairy lights into the bottle.
3. Tiki torch
To make beautiful tiki torches, you’ll need some crafting pebbles, tiki fuel, tiki refill wicks and brass coupling to hold the wick. These tiki torches will be perfect for parties or just simply a different garden lighting. Get the tutorial here!
To make pretty windchimes out of wine bottles, cut the bottom half diagonally to create a pattern. Smaller glass pieces can act as the ‘strikers.’ String the strikers below the cut wine bottle for a balanced look and you have an artsy windchime! Find out how to make your own stained glass and windchime here.
A birdfeeder made out of a wine bottle is easy to do. All you need to do is to drill a hole big enough for birds to peck the seeds and grains in the bottle. It’ll be also nice for the birds if a plate or platform is attached to the bottom of the bottle so they have a place to stand while getting food. Get the simple tutorial from this post.
6. Candy storage
To make a perfect candy storage, you don’t need to bust out any power tools. Just get a good stopper if you don’t have a wine cork and you’re set. Fill up the bottle with colourful M&Ms for an enticing M&M bottle. Thanks to the see-through nature of glass, you can even check the amount of M&Ms left in the bottle!