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8 Crafty Ideas for Upcycling Wine Bottles

‘Tis the season for graduation parties, weddings, showers, barbecues, and outdoor gatherings. If you've hosted any of these get-togethers, you've probably been left with a large amount of empty bottles and cans spilling out of your recycling bins. Of course, recycling is always a smart idea, but upcycling is even smarter. You can easily turn wine bottles that won't fit into the recycling bin into gorgeous indoor and outdoor décor for your home. With these 8 innovative ways to reuse wine bottles, the guests at your next barbecue or house party will be impressed by your eco-friendly style.

8. Make a vase
These mounted vases look great outdoors on fences or indoors as beautiful adornments in a bathroom or kitchen. Learn how to make them via Design Sponge.

7. Make a Tiki torch
These are sure to keep the bugs away and spark conversation at your next barbecue. DIY Instructions via Apartment Therapy here.

6. Make a storage container for treats
These are a creative way to store candy on holidays like Halloween, Valentine's Day, or Easter.

5. Make festive lamps
These work great as festive lighting for outdoor or indoor parties. Experiment with paint or different colored bottles for different effects. Find a how-to guide here.
Wine bottles with christmas lights in them

4. Make a hanging planter
Great for growing small herb gardens in your yard or inside your house. Learn how via Instructables here.

3. Make a candle holder
It's super easy! Here's a video guide to help you DIY.

2. Make a wind chime
Tons of design possibilities and a how-to guide here. Be careful when cutting glass!

1. Make a bird feeder
If you love nature in your yard and don't mind the extra chirping, this is a great project. Find out how to make your own wine glass bird feeder here – it's surprisingly simple!

Pro tip:
These bottles were once full. Wine connoisseurs know that wine can be temperamental. You need to take care to store bottles in specific conditions. If you have a growing collection of wine, check out our wine storage options at select CubeSmart locations:


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