Transform trash into treasure!
There are so many ways to recycle old items, but a popular one is to turn wine bottles into decor. This is a great idea and it really makes for a fun project. If you have a collection of old wine bottles, then you can easily transform them into centerpieces, candle holders and even lamps for your home. The first thing you'll want to do is give the bottles a good cleaning and allow them to dry. Then you can decide what you want to do with them. For a holiday like St.Patrick's Day, these Ideas will give you great inspiration for wine bottle crafts. Also, since the colors used are green and gold, many of the projects could be used for Christmas too. If you are using spray paint, then make sure you are in a well ventilated area such as your back yard perhaps and use a mask and gloves to protect yourself.
Green glitter spray paint is used to create these sparkly Leprechaun bottles. To create the ombre bottle, you need white, gold and green paint. Make the belt by hot gluing on black satin near the base and make a buckle from gold glitter card stock. Stick a green sparkly bow at the top and buttons down the center, then add fake green flowers to make fun vases for the day.
For a different look, spray paint your bottles green and then add twine by attaching with a hot glue gun. You can add the twine on the top and bottom of the bottles depending on what look you want to achieve. Add little pots with gold chocolate coins to the display for an even cuter look.
Use frosted paint to make this magical looking bottle. You can stick shamrock shapes where you want the shamrock just plain and not frosted before spray painting. Hold the bottle at a good distance and spray it with several coats. Once dry you can add little lights inside and any other decorations you want to adorn it with.
For some last minute quick decor you can simply add green lights inside a clear wine bottle to give a festive look for the occasion. You can add little shamrocks and a green bow to complete the look. This is a great way to light up any corner of the room - just remember to switch the lights off before going to bed or the leprechaun might pinch you!
To make these, you'll need black ribbon, ,twine a gold foam piece, mini leprechaun hats, green spray paint and a hot glue gun . If you want to give these as gifts, you can use unopened wine, just make sure to take the label off first by soaking the bottle in some warm water and a little white vinegar.
Green tartan is a perfect fabric for Irish crafts. Purchase some green tartan ribbon and stick some around the center of your bottle, then you can make a fancy bow to go on the top. Finish by adding a glittery shamrock at the top.
Paint your bottles in different shades of green to create a varied display. Then you can wrap twine around the tops and bottoms of the bottles to add some texture. You can add details such as buttons on the center of the bottle and make little hats from card to go on the top of the bottle.
These bottles are unmistakably Irish. After you have painted your bottles green, you can add some green feather boa around the top and make signs from green patterned scrap book paper that say 'Irish'. Finish by adding mini leprachauns.
Elaine Byers (author) on February 03, 2021:
Thanks so much Sp Greaney, yes a great way to recycle !
Sp Greaney from Ireland on January 27, 2021:
These are some fun ideas. What a great way to do something useful and unique with empty wine bottles.