Recycling Wine Bottles into Home Decor
Recycling wine bottles into home decor is a great way to be “green”. What better way to recycle than to actually make amazingly awesome home decor? I love it when I come upon an idea, usually from Pinterest, that you can make that actually looks good and is simple to make.
I’ve seen a lot of people recycling wine bottles into home decor. Some I love, some not so much. But hey, we all have our own style that we love and want to share with others.
Here is how I made my version and I just love the way it turned out! I will be making many more! You will see in the picture below I had 3 different size bottles and not all are wine bottles. Just to show you can make them even if your not a wine drinker or don’t know anyone who is. I started with only 1 bottle because I wanted to make sure I was going to like the finished look.
So without further ado, here is what you’ll need to make my version:
- Wine and/or glass soda bottles or any type of bottle that has a nice shape to it that you like
- Jute Cord of your choice, I used Darice Natural Jute Cord
- Glue, I used Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue
- Paper flowers, I used Printery Essentials Paper Flowers
- Buttons or Beads
Step 1 – Gather all your supplies. If you choose, you can remove labels before you begin. I didn’t and they are not noticeable under the jute cord. Step 2 – Cover work area with newspaper for easy clean up. Glue and jute cord can be messy. Step 3 – Start at the bottom and work yourself up the bottle with glue and jute. (When you start with the first couple of strands you may have to hold for a minute or so to make sure it gets a good hold.) I only went about an inch each time with the glue because it does dry quick. I also would continue to “squish” the cord down so I got a tight fit and nice look of a covered bottled with no gaps in the cord. Continue until you get to the top of the bottle. Then cut the cord from the spool and be sure to hold the end tight to the bottle for a minute to again get a good hold. *The tacky glue dries clear so no worries if you can see glue seeping through right now. Step 4 – I let mine dry overnight, but I’m sure you don’t have to let it dry that long. I just didn’t want to rush to get it done before the kids came home from school. So let dry as long as you feel is necessary.
Step 5 – Using the tacky glue, paper flowers, and buttons or beads, decorate your bottle anyway you like! Step 6 – Display! You are finished and can proudly display your new piece of home decor. Or you can make more and display them all together as a centerpiece. I’m working on more right now myself, I loved them so much!
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