Hey, wine lovers! Curious about what you can do with your empty bottles and corks? Surprisingly, there are loads of things you can make — from upcycled glassware to home décor.
Before you peruse our list, note that some of these bottle projects are not for the faint of heart. Many require cutting or drilling holes into the glass. So be sure to wear safety goggles and gloves at all times, and try a few of the simpler projects first if you’re new to working with glass. Remember: Reuse is great, but safety always comes first!
Wine-bottle bird feeder
“There are so many interesting ways to give a standard-size glass wine bottle new life,” crafter Ellen Thomas wrote on her blog, The Chilly Dog. “Until now I haven’t had any ideas of what could be made with a large wine bottle. So, there are four large, clear bottles that have been lingering, unused, in my collection.”
While searching for inspiration, Thomas dreamed up this fun and functional bird feeder, which is made from a minimally altered large wine bottle and is sure to add some funky flair to your backyard.
There is no cutting involved with this project, but you will need to drill a few small holes in the glass, so be cautious.
For step-by-step instructions on how to do it yourself, head to The Chilly Dog.