Recycle Last Night's Wine Bottles Into Home Décor
Still cleaning up the mess from the party this weekend? (Maybe the Mad Men soirée you hosted?) Don't toss the bottles just yet — wine bottles can be easily recycled into unique home décor. Here's a roundup of DIY solutions for the leftover bottles:
The first (and easiest) to come to mind: DIY flower vases. Hostess with the Mostest demonstrates that with some hot water and adhesive remover, labels easily peel off and the bottles can be made into a simple way to show off spring blooms. And hold onto the corks; they add a pop to a floral arrangement.
Reuse the bottles for other drinks, like lemonade or water. With a good rinse and new labels, they make a chic decanter.
Wine bottles make surprising lighting options. If you have old Christmas lights hanging around, push them into the wine bottle and voilà — a festive light. For a new table centerpiece, rinse out clear bottles to make candle holders. Lined up on a long table, they add a certain Beauty and the Beast vibe to a dinner party. Another candle option: cut the bottom off to make a DIY hurricane lantern.
For handy crafters who aren't afraid of a power tool: a wine bottle chandelier adds a whimsical touch to a kitchen, or a DIY wine bottle tiki torch. Who wouldn't notice those at your next summer party?