Ten clever ways to re-purpose wine bottles

Recycled Wine Bottle Ideas

Drink a bottle of wine, throw the empty in the recycling bin, right? Don’t drink wine? Then empty wine bottles are still pretty easy to come by!  A couple of quick calls and you’ll probably have all you need…

Here are some great projects you can do with those empty bottles that will make you want to get busy next weekend.

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Wine Bottle Lights with Cork

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06/05/2022 11:10 am GMT

If you enjoy wine, you’ll know that some of the bottles are almost as nice as the contents! So why stop the enjoyment when the bottle is empty? strangely, while wine is documented to have many therapeutic benefits ๐Ÿ˜‰  ๐Ÿ˜‰  ๐Ÿ˜‰ converting empty bottles to beautiful things never gets a mention!

Let’s put an end to that knowledge gap right now by re-purposing some of those empties into gorgeous yet functional ornaments!

Wine Bottle Ideas

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Rain Chains

You can cut wine bottles in half and arrange them like funnels for your rain chain. They also make lovely decors during the day when sunlight hits these recycled wine bottles. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tiki Torch

Here’s a stylish lighting idea for your favorite outdoor area. And instead of using a regular torch fuel, use citronella flavor to ward off mosquitoes.

Inverted Wine Bottle Planter

Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor planters, wine bottles make pretty hanging ‘pots’ for your plants.

Garden Edging

Need inexpensive garden edging for a spot in your backyard? All you need to do is collect around 100 pieces of bottles. Not that difficult, eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

Snack Tray Spoon Rest

Now isn’t this an impressive upcycling project? These are real wine bottles, which you can find on Etsy. They are melted to serve as little snack trays where you can also place your utensils. Do you know someone who can do this? ๐Ÿ™‚

Garden Path

Do you think you can collect enough bottles for a garden path? We think they will go well together with a wine bottle garden bed edging. What do you say? ๐Ÿ™‚


A wine bottle fence, if placed in the direction that meets the sunrise or sunset, can create beautiful and radiant colors in your outdoor area. Do you need one in your yard?

Candle Covers

Stylish candle covers, aren’t they? Wine bottles surely make the atmosphere relaxed and intimate. Perfect for dinners!

Wind Chime

Yes, you can also recycle them into wind chimes!  See these beautiful ideas for inspiration. Do you need a new wind chime for your home?

Painted Decor

Bring out the artist in you! Paint them and then decorate them even more. As you can see painted wine bottles are great decor ideas for any occasion!

We hope you loved these ideas and that they inspired you to re-purpose your empty wine bottles. Have you found your next DIY project on this list? ๐Ÿ™‚

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