It’s Day 25 of National Craft Month! Today’s post is a cute way to upcycle an empty wine bottle into some DIY home decor, courtesy of Niki Meiners. Don’t forget to join us on Periscope for a live-streamed craft every day this month. Plus, scroll down for info on how to win our epic craft giveaways!
Recycling empty wine bottles to create colorful home decor is fun and easy to do. More than likely you will be able to use items from your crafting stash to make this bottle. If not, the supplies are listed below so you can make one too. Get creative and tailor the colors to your home decor.
- A covered work surface
- Empty wine bottle washed, dried and label removed.
- DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint – New Life
- paint brush
- Adtech Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Jute cording
- Misc paper flowers, stick on rhinestones and button
This is the easiest, least messy way to remove labels from glass bottles or so I think. LOL! This is the method I use with great success. You might need to experiment because the adhesive and labels vary by brand. I usually do a big batch at one time.
What You Need: baking soda, washing soda or sodium bicarbonate.
Fill the wine bottle(s) with warm water. Place the wine bottle(s) in warm water in a sink or bucket. Add a half cup of the baking soda. Mix the solution. Make sure the labels are covered completely. Let the bottle(s) soak for a half hour then pull off the label. I use an old gift card to remove any gummy residue.
Step 1. Start with an empty wine bottle that has been washed, dried and label has been removed. Apply one coat of Chalky Paint to the area where you would like the color to be. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.
Step 2. Warm up your hot glue gun and take precaution when using a hot glue gun. The melted glue will burn if you touch it. I use finger guards. Place the jute cording at the bottom of the bottle and secure with a tiny dot of hot glue. Wrap the jute around the bottle in spiral fashion adding a thin line of glue as you go up. Cover the bottle until you have crossed over the paint line. Add a small dot of glue to the tip to prevent the jute from unraveling. Glue into place.
Step 3. Place decorative rhinestones on the button, tips of the base flower and around the lip of the bottle. I use hot glue to keep the rhinestones on even though they come with adhesive. Secure the flowers on the bottle with hot glue.
For more great tutorials, check out Niki’s blog posts over at 365 Days of Crafts!
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