The sky is the limit with wine bottles, you can repurpose wine bottles in endless ways. You can paint them, you can etch them, you can turn them into home décor, and you can use them as table centerpieces.
I enjoy using wine bottles in my crafting projects for several reasons, and thrifty is a prominent reason. You don’t have to pay for the bottles. You read that right! Take a quick trip to a local bar, a grocery store, or have your friends over for a wine and cheese party, and you will have several wine bottles to work with. If you are looking for tips on how to remove labels, you want to read this tutorial Wine Bottle Centerpieces Tips has tried and tested methods.
I appreciate how you can repurpose the same bottle again and again and get a completely different look each time just by adding a few new touches and/or changing up embellishments. Read how I repurposed the bottles from different events here Fun Wine Bottle Centerpieces Project.
Are you ready to try your hand at wine bottle DIY and create stunning centerpieces for your events? No Time to Do This Project Right Now? If you need to come back to this, be sure to save or share this free tutorial. Most people save it to a crafting pinboard or share it with a Facebook group focused on crafts.
- Spray paint – my favorite brand is Krylon
- Cardstock – my go-to is Recollections 65 lbs cardstock weight
- Ribbons – Michaels has a great variety
- Gorilla sticks
- Hot Glue Gun
- Bamboo sticks for curling
- Clean your bottles. Read about my tried and true method for removing labels from wine bottles, even the stubborn ones – Wine Bottle Centerpieces Tips
- Spray paint your bottles. Make sure to let your paint soak in hot water for a bit to help you “loosen” it. Doing so will help the paint spray evenly and avoid having paint streaks. For best results stand your bottle up and spray it from the top to the bottom as you walk around the bottle. Be sure to cover the surrounding area to protect from overspray.
- Let the bottles dry and put them back in the box.
- For this project, I precut all of my centerpieces and glued them to the bamboo sticks. I did a trial run of assembling my centerpiece at home. I am glad I had a practical, hands-on test, instead of relying on outline steps in my head and trusting that everything will work. One obstacle I had to figure out was how to attach my bamboo sticks to the middle point of the bottle. My initial thought was to put hot glue on the end of the stick (That thought was a complete doozy). The answer was to fill up the bottle with rice and/or beans to the middle, and ta-da – the bamboo stick is easily positioned and I can adjust the height as needed.
- But my trial run wasn’t a complete success. I didn’t test every part and I ran into several issues when assembling my centerpiece on the day of the event, and I learned several valuable lessons. You can read about my planning tips to avoid repeating the mistakes I made. 10 Tips For Event Planning
- For this centerpiece, I put 3 bottles together, wrapped a black ribbon around them, and used my 3D paper flowers, balloons, and toppers to finish the assembly.
- On the day of the event bring all of your supplies and bottles with you, assemble your centerpieces (and I know, unlike me, you have to practice the assembly at home to avoid “uh-oh” moments at the event), relax and let everyone admire your creations.
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