Save wine bottles of your own; have friends and family members save them as well. You’ll want lots and lots of empty wine bottles after you discover just how many different gifts you can make from them. Make gifts for holidays, birthdays and other occasions. Use them to create a gift for a boy, girl, man or woman.
An empty wine bottle can be used to hold all sorts of things. No matter what present you want to make start with a clean, dry wine bottle. Make a gift for a girl by using a funnel to pour bath salts into the bottle. Or, fill it with liquid bubble bath instead. Make a gift that’s suitable for anyone by filling the bottle with candy or gumballs. Cover the wine label by printing out a new label, one which states what’s in the bottle now, or just use a sticker you’ve purchased to change the look of the bottle. Colored and metallic tape, ribbon and similar things offer even more ways to create a more appropriate look for the bottle.
Drip candle wax down two identical wine bottles to make a colorful and unique set of candle stands. Set a whole taper candle or a piece of one in the bottle. Burn the candle until it goes completely out. As it burns the wax will drip down the sides. Change the candles often to create a bottle with various colors. Or, burn only one color of candle to make a different design. When you’re finished, simply place a taper candle inside the mouth of each bottle, then give the unusual gift.
Use a wine bottle to give someone an invitation, a thank-you note or another message. Use decorative paper to create the message. Write the message out by hand or use stickers, rubber stamps or other methods. Roll the message into a cylinder shape and tie a narrow ribbon around it. With the ribbon in place the message should easily slide in and out of the bottle. If it doesn’t, remove the ribbon and roll the message tighter. This makes a unique way to give out wedding invitations, “thank-you” notes and more.
Whether you drink wine often, or rarely, you never want to throw away the empty bottles. It’s fun to create nice gifts for others when you recycle them!