DIY: decorations from empty old wine bottles

The wine is an art, a sensation. It’s not a simple alcoholic drink, but it makes you feel like in Italy, Spain, California, or Chile. The wine is a ritual of sharing: feelings, thoughts, moments, yourself. Wine is a pleasure. It’s classy. It’s a “bottled poetry”, some people say. And you are a wine lover – someone with a glass of wine, talks passionately with his friends and celebrates every success. Thus, you end up with lovely memories from the last night and too many empty wine bottles. The one option you have is to recycle the glass and to forget about it.

But for goodness sake, wine brings you imagination and creativity. Use them wisely!

Make them shine

This is maybe the easiest way to turn the used wine bottles into pieces of art. Wash all the bottles properly and get rid of all the labels. Go to the supermarket and buy lights with batteries that do not need to be connected with electricity. They are almost like the lights we use on the Christmas tree. Come back home and put them carefully in the bottles and voilà!

Write to them

All we have is words. They are impressive and straightforward. They could quickly turn the most ordinary object into something enthralling and unique. So buy blackboard (chalkboard) paint and dye the previously well-washed bottles. You should, after that wait, until they dry up and write something inspiring. It should not be too long, and yet it’s only a bottle.

Something like “Be curious” and “Desire” is suitable, or you could write “Love” or “Be joyful”.

Make a vase

This is again a facile solution. You can paint the bottles in different colours and do not make them black. You can leave them how they are and only remove the labels. You can be creative – you can draw on them, or adhere something. Free your imagination. Thus, they quickly turn into vases, and you can spread them around the house and put flowers in them. You have no idea how lively your home is going to be.

Make a candle holder

This one is a little bit more difficult, but not impossible. You can again do it at home with no need for a handyman. You now have to cut the glass, which can happen quickly with a yarn, some nail polish remover, and lighter and cold water. It would be best if you wrapped the string around the bottle, then tie it and take it off. Put it in the nail polish remover and then back on the bottle. Use the lighter and heat this part of the wine bottle. After 30 seconds, put it in cold water. And you are ready. Then you can use both parts. You can put candles in part in the bottom making one kind of candle holder, and you can cover the candles with the other part, thus getting another kind.

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