When the wine is gone, you toss the bottle in the trash or maybe the recycling- if you live somewhere that recycles glass. But it doesn’t have to go. What if you could make something beautiful with what seems like waste. I mean. That’s totally a thing, right? Yes. It’s called upcycling. It’s trendy. More than that, the finished products of these ten upcycled wine bottle and cork craft projects can be awesome. Some are super ambitious- like the privacy fence for your patio or backyard. Others are simple, elegant, and gift-worthy like the wine cork jewelry organizer (hello, Christmas gift for my SIL).
So drink some wine, pick a project, and give that bottle and cork a new life. In your living room. Or on your patio. Or maybe even in a gift bag this upcoming holiday season.
Number 1… Wine Cork Angels
These adorable Wine Cork Angels from One Little Project at a Time can be decoration for your mantle this holiday season, gifts for teachers, or even ornaments for the tree. They are so simple and require just a few products you may not already have at home. My favorite finishing touch on these is the actual blush Ginger uses to give them their rosy cheeks. Simply angelic 🙂
2. Ballard Design Demijohn Knockoff Centerpieces
These beachy Ballard Design Demijohn Knockoff Centerpieces from Cameo Cottage Designs are amazing for bringing the coast to your home. They can be lovely accent pieces for your all the time decor or they could make stunning centerpieces for a special occasion. They require a bit of time to put together, but will take your discarded wine bottle from trash to treasure.
3. Wine Cork Tic-Tac-Snow
Kid friendly wine upcycle? Yes please! This winter themed craft is the Wine Cork Tic-Tac-Snow Game from Molly Moo Crafts. It could be adapted for other times of year or a kiddo’s favorite characters. You can include them in the crafting or just the playing of this sweet tic-tac-toe game. If you didn’t more convincing, this is a great grab and go game to take to restaurants or anywhere you may have to wait with kids.
4. Wine Bottle Bird Feeder
Who doesn’t love an awesome homemade bird feeder? You didn’t answer yes? We’ve all made at least one- the pine cone covered in peanut butter and birdseed. If you didn’t do that as a kid, go ahead and do it now. It’s a right of passage. This elegant bird feeder from Momma Young at Home will put your old wine bottle to beautiful new use and bring out your inner Snow White. Let the birdies come to you.
5. Colorful Garden Markers
These DIY Bottle Garden Markers from Making It in the Mitten use spray paint and vinyl. The possibilities are endless though. Any bottle, any color spray paint, a paint pen, vinyl, chalkboard signs. You name it- the ways to complete this project are endless. This idea is great if you are already longing for spring planting days.
6. Wine Cork Jewelry Organizer
This Wine Cork Jewelry Organizer might be my favorite project on this list. It’s so simple, it looks awesome, and it’s really useful. I can think of several friends that would love something like this to hang in their room out of reach of tiny hands. Choosing a colorful frame, or painting a frame you have on hand is makes the Wine Cork Jewelry Organizer from Here Comes the Sun really pop off the wall too.
7. Cork Art Map
This Cork Art Map from BNV Design features a map of the USA, but following their plan you could do this with anything. You could even choose wine from a particular region to really showcase the state or country you create. When the map is finished it creates an amazing focal point for a dining room or anywhere in your home! This piece shouts classy wine lover.
8. Sea Glass Beach Decor
When Sadie Seasongoods found out that they wouldn’t have recycling for glass in her county she decided to upcycle. Her creation was this gorgeous Sea Glass Beach Decor. This centerpiece transforms wine or other bottles by painting them to look like genuine sea glass. The result, a shabby chic, beachy beauty that will bring the coast to you wherever you happen to be.
9. Wine Bottle Citronella Candles
This project is, in my opinion, the classic wine bottle upcycle. Creating citronella candles out of bottles is so easy and can bring any outdoor space to life. This project gets bonus points for keeping away pesky mosquitoes. Adding the colored marbles to the inside takes these Wine Bottle Citronella Candles from Hello Glow from practical to beautiful in an instant. For a twist, find the most interesting shape of bottle you can.
10. Wine Bottle Privacy Fence
As promised, the most ambitious project of them all- the Wine Bottle Privacy Fence from DIY Projects. A true wine connoisseur can collect the perfect bottles for this colorful space divider- or maybe they told their friends they wanted to try this and everyone shared their bottles. Either way, this project would look fabulous next to your deck, patio, or even as an artsy barrier between you and a neighbor. You can be as varied in your colors as you can be in your tastes to complete this eye-catching wine bottle art.