Empty wine bottles take up room in the landfill so don’t just toss them. And some are so beautiful, it’s a shame to simply recycle them. Here are a few ideas for recycling your old wine bottles, corks, and even the labels.
Save the Labels
Wine bottle labels can be beautiful mini works of art. Soak the empty wine bottle in warm water. The label should come off in the water or help it along by peeling it carefully at the loose edges. Frame a collage of wine bottle labels or just one. Or use them for scrapbooking to commemorate a special occasion.
Make Drinking Glasses or Vases
Get a glass cutter and cut the neck off the wine bottles. Grind down the tops to make them smooth and use the empty wine bottles for drinking glasses or vases.
Use the empty wine bottle that’s been cut to make candles. The beautiful label will accent the lovely scent of the candle.
Save the Corks
Make a cork board with wine bottle corks. Hot glue them to a board for a one of a kind bulletin board.
Use corks as a pin cushion. Glue one fancy rounded cork to the middle then make spokes out from the center with other corks to create a pin cushion for sewing.
Use the Empty Wine Bottles As Is
Use the empty wine bottle as a vase for long stemmed flowers.
Add a taper candle and you have an instant candle holder.
Store dry goods like rice and small pasta. Or store vinegar or oil in the bottles. Display on your counter top. Cork them with the original cork or buy corks at the hardware store.
Transport drinks in the wine bottles to a picnic or pot luck. Cap with the original cork or secure with plastic wrap and a rubber band. Lemonade and tea look beautiful in clear wine bottles.
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