Once the wine is gone, the bottle might seem useless. But there are many easy and decorative ways to reuse empty wine bottles. Before you toss out the bottles, check out these projects to see if one of them would fit into your decor.
Looking for a unique material for a garden border? Try wine bottles. Turn the bottles upside down so they don’t fill with water. Dig a trench deep enough so only a few inches of the bottles stick out of the ground. Place the bottles where you want them and pack dirt around them to hold them in place.
A bottle isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when choosing a picture frame. But it can be a creative way to display a small picture. You’ll need a clear bottle so the picture is easily visible. Add some small decorations or filler material in the bottom. Small sea shells or decorative marbles work well. Roll the picture up just enough for it to fit down through the opening of the bottle. When the picture falls into the large part of the bottle, it will unwrap. Place the cork back in the bottle. You can hot glue decorations onto the cork or tie ribbons around the neck of the bottle.
Have just a few flowers you want to display? Use an old wine bottle as a vase. The narrow neck of a wine bottle holds the flowers upright better than a larger vase. You can paint the bottle if you want your vase to be a different color.
Another tabletop option for wine bottles is to use them as candle holders. Put a tall, thin candle in the opening of the wine bottle. As the candle melts, the wax will trickle down onto the bottle for a fun effect.
Wine bottles can be a fun decoration by themselves. Place them on a shelf or in a window so the sun shines through them. Some wine bottles are a greenish or a blue shade, which adds fun color to the display. You can also paint the bottles or add other decorations to them. Brush the bottle with adhesive and roll it in glitter for a sparkling effect. Wrap the bottle with twine or yarn. Paint intricate designs on the bottle, or write something on the bottle.