Practical Applications: DIY Guide to Repurposing Wine Bottles

05/20/2011 § 150 Comments

White Wine and I have a little thing going on right now. For years I have avoided it because I thought it was responsible for some very bad headaches. Recently I discovered I can enjoy a glass without consequence, so I have. I’ve enjoyed many. Now I’m left with a bunch of pretty glass bottles that I’d prefer to use in some way rather than recycle.

My friend is experiencing the same dilemma so we’ve been brainstorming ideas. The problem is, a quick google search brings up many results that all use fancy tools and special drill bits to make extravagant things. This brings me to my first topic in the Practical Applications series:

Alternative uses for your wine bottles! The quick and easy diy guide.

1. Wine Bottle Rolling Pin. I used one to make this.

2. Wine Bottle Vase. Plain and simple.

3. Wine Bottle Fruit Fly Trap.

My friend Shawn taught me this trick a couple of summers ago. All you have to do is leave about an inch of wine in the bottom, or alternatively use apple cider vinegar. The little suckers will fly in, and drown.

4. Wine Bottle Album (or book) Ends.

Fill a couple of bottles with sand (or water), re-cork and stick vinyl albums or books in between.

5. Wine Bottle Containers.

Use empty bottles to store rice, beans, pasta, and whatever else that will fit. You will likely have to invest in unused corks for this.

6. Wine Bottle Window Art.

Line your window sill with a row of bottles, empty or filled. If you’ve got mainly clear bottles you could fill with water and add food coloring for some added pizzaz.

7. Wine Bottle Beverage Container.

If you happen to make your own wine, why not reuse your bottles? Also you could serve other beverages from the bottles when entertaining.

There you have it! If you happen to have anymore suggestions, I’d love to know.

-BL

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