Wine Cork & Bottle — Family Craft Ideas

Decoupage and stained glass wine bottle, wine cork and mahagony coaster. and wine cork and stained wood trivet created by the author.
Decoupage and stained glass wine bottle, wine cork and mahagony coaster. and wine cork and stained wood trivet created by the author. | Source

Retro Crafts: Fun Family Craft Projects

Retro craft projects, like those popular in the 1960s and 1970s, are fun to make. They can be enjoyed by anyone and are especially well-suited to parent and child or grandparent and child quality time.

The author will show you how to combine recycled items—wine corks and wine bottles—with supplies that can be ordered online or purchased from a brick-and-mortar arts and crafts supply store.

You will learn how to make coasters and trivets using the corks and decoratives items and vases using the bottles.

Note: If you don’t want to use your own wine corks and bottles, both recycled and new corks are sold by a number of suppliers on amazon.com. Empty wine bottles can be purchased online from wine making supply companies.


Mahagony coaster with three corks glued into it. Craft kits for many projects using wine corks can be purchased from online suppliers. The corks must be purchased separately.
Mahagony coaster with three corks glued into it. Craft kits for many projects using wine corks can be purchased from online suppliers. The corks must be purchased separately. | Source
E6000 multi-purpose adhesive, the best all-around adhesive for craft projects, except those involving Styrofoam™.
E6000 multi-purpose adhesive, the best all-around adhesive for craft projects, except those involving Styrofoam™. | Source

Cork Projects: Supplies and Equipment Needed

  • Wood boxes or trays —finished or unfinished —with an interior dimension that’s at least one-inch high.
  • X-ACTO® knife.
    (The blade is very sharp. This tool should be used with care by an adult, and not at all by a child.)
  • Corks with straight sides.
    (Tapered corks cannot be used.)
  • E6000 multi-purpose adhesive.
    (This adhesive will bond all craft materials, with the exception of Styrofoam™.)

If using unfinished wood boxes or trays

  • Sandpaper.
  • Stain, varnish, paint or enamel.
  • Brush that's appropriate for the stain, varnish, paint, or enamel selected.


Completed trivet and coaster. The trivet was unfinished wood that was stained by the author. The mahagony coaster is from a set of four; it was ordered online from a supplier of wine cork kits.
Completed trivet and coaster. The trivet was unfinished wood that was stained by the author. The mahagony coaster is from a set of four; it was ordered online from a supplier of wine cork kits. | Source

Cork Projects: Step-by-Step Instructions

  • If using an unfinished wood article for your coaster or trivet, lightly sand the item, if needed.
  • Remove all the sandpaper particles and dust generated by the sanding process.
  • “Paint” the item using the stain, varnish, paint, or enamel of your choice. Let the coaster or trivet dry thoroughly.
  • Starting at the inside edges of the coaster or trivet, place the corks in the item. Don’t use any adhesive yet!
  • When you get to the end of a row, and also when you get to the center of the item, you might have to trim some corks using an X-ACTO® knife. This step should be done by responsible adults only.
    (Be extremely careful when using the knife. Don’t let the blade slip out of the holder, and don’t cut yourself.)
  • After all corks have been placed in the coaster or trivet, take note of their placement and the pattern you have chosen.
  • Remove the corks from the item.
  • Using E6000 multi-purpose adhesive, began gluing the corks into the coaster or trivet. Squeeze some adhesive onto a cork and press it into place. Press down on the cork for several seconds before going on to the next cork.
  • After you have glued all the corks into place, let the adhesive dry thoroughly before using the item you have created.


Tissue paper sheet of decoupage butterflies.
Tissue paper sheet of decoupage butterflies. | Source
Trimmed butterflies. Although the butterflies could have been trimmed right up to their edge, the author prefers leaving a small amount of the white tissue paper as a border.
Trimmed butterflies. Although the butterflies could have been trimmed right up to their edge, the author prefers leaving a small amount of the white tissue paper as a border. | Source
Mod Podge® and Foam Brush. Mod Podge® is a waterbased sealer, glue, and finish. It's available in both gloss and matte varieties. The foam brushes are inexpensive and disposable.
Mod Podge® and Foam Brush. Mod Podge® is a waterbased sealer, glue, and finish. It's available in both gloss and matte varieties. The foam brushes are inexpensive and disposable. | Source
Stained glass marking pens are used the same way marking pens intended for a paper surface are used.Most marking pens intended for use on paper will not adhere to glass.
Stained glass marking pens are used the same way marking pens intended for a paper surface are used.Most marking pens intended for use on paper will not adhere to glass. | Source

Wine Bottle Project: Supplies and Equipment Needed

There are many projects one can make utilizing wine bottles which require that the bottles be cut. Some of those projects include making drinking glasses or wind chimes from the bottles. The author will not be discussing such projects in this article and cautions readers to use extreme caution if they decide to cut the bottles.

  • Empty wine bottle.
  • Sheets of decoupage paper or wrapping paper.
  • Small pair of thin-bladed scissors.
    (Cuticle scissors are a good choice.)
  • Mod Podge®.
    (This is a water based sealer, glue, and finish which is excellent for adhering decoupage paper to other surfaces.)
  • Foam brushes.
    (These brushes are inexpensive. They can either be rinsed out with warm water after using them with water based products, or they can be disposed of.)
  • Stained glass marking pens.
    (Most marking pens intended for use on paper will not adhere properly to glass.)


Wine Bottle Project: Step-by-Step Instructions

  • If using a bottle that has previously been filled with wine, thoroughly rinse out the bottle.
  • Remove the label and all residual glue from the bottle.
  • Trim the excess paper from the around the objects you’re going to use in your decoupage. The easiest way to cut your images is to hold the tip of the scissors away from you, keep the scissors steady, and move the paper.
  • Apply a coating of Mod Podge® to the reverse of a trimmed decoupage or wrapping paper image.
  • Press the paper onto the wine bottle, smoothing out any bubbles or wrinkles that appear in the paper. Don’t worry about any excess adhesive that oozes out onto the bottle.
  • Repeat this process for several more trimmed images, placing them at varying angles and varying distances apart. Let the Mod Podge® dry.
  • Brush a coating of Mod Podge® over the entire bottle. Let this dry.
  • Repeat the process, overlapping the trimmed images, and building up the layers of pictures and Mod Podge®.
  • Even though you’re overlapping the images, be sure to leave spaces between some of them.
  • After all of your images have been adhered to the bottle, let the Mod Podge® dry.
  • Apply a few additional coats of Mod Podge® over the entire bottle, letting each coat dry thoroughly before applying the next one.
  • After the Mod Podge® has dried, fill in the space between images on the bottle with a selection of stained glass marking pens. These pens will add translucent color to the bottles, providing a nice glow while letting light shine through.
  • Your wine bottle can either be used as a decorative item on a shelf as a vase filled with a few tall flowers.

Detail of completed wine bottle project. Note the use of the stained glass marking pens in the open spaces between the glued images.
Detail of completed wine bottle project. Note the use of the stained glass marking pens in the open spaces between the glued images. | Source

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Vinaya Ghimire profile image

Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I wish I could do this. But I can't because I don't have many wine bottles and corks. (Drinking wine is tabooed in my family)


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rob_allen 4 years ago from MNL, PH

Hi daisy! I like the idea of designing and recycling these old wine bottles. I will try this at home. hopefully I succeed. That last home craft I did was a coin purse made of old jeans and it failed. hehe. Thanks for sharing. Great photos! :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Vinaya,

Thanks for commenting. I purchased unused wine corks online for the coaster and trivet craft projects.

Any type of glass bottle or jar can be used for the decoupage and stained glass marker craft. A wine bottle doesn't necessarily have to be used.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

I love mod podge! I don't drink enough wine to make the cork pieces LOL however, I do have a lot of things I can use for a mod podge craft. I love your directions.. so easy to follow! Thanks Daisy! Bookmarking, printing it out and putting it in my book of craft ideas! Voted up! Lisa


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rob,

It's nice to meet you. I'm glad you enjoyed my article. Please post another comment after you've decorated your wine bottles. I would be very interested in knowing how your project turns out.


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rob_allen 4 years ago from MNL, PH

Sure Daisy! I will let you know how my project turns out. Wish me luck Daisy! BTW, I have been your follower for quite some time now. :)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Lisa,

Thanks for reading another of my articles and commenting in it. You're right...Mod Podge® is a great craft supply.

There are several companies online that sell bags of unused wine corks. I purchased a bag of wine corks and a case of 12 unused wine bottles.

Now, I'll have to come up with craft projects for the remainder of the wine bottles.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Excellent directions! Easy to follow. Directions For Dummies! Oh, how I wish that brilliant book series was my idea!

I'm going to share this with a couple of friends of mine who REALLY like their wine...they could use the bottles and corks to be creative!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rob,

I didn't see your name at first when I checked my list of followers. Apparently, I wasn't following you in return. I'm so sorry about that. I have since corrected that error on my part.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sunshine,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my articles. What I like about the wine cork crafts is that it's a nice way to display the corks that have been saved from favorite bottles of wine.

There are so many crafts that utilize wine bottles. I hope your friends try my suggestions.


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

Daisy ... I love butterflies! Excellent project ideas! You should sell that bottle you made...beautiful!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audra,

I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article. Why don't you try decorating an unused bottle or jar? The craft is very easy.

I thought about selling some of my craft items, but the packaging and shipping costs on glass would probably be more than most people would be willing to pay.


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

I love using Mod Podge for craft projects! What a fun project you've presented here! It's so fitting with the butterflies, too. So you! :) You also make me want to drink some wine just so I can try this fun project. Hehe.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

LOL... I'm with CC... *Thinkin I need to drink wine so I can make a coffee table top or a DINING TABLE (that takes more corks, right? So you can BUY the corks online you say Daisy.. well now THAT just takes the fun out it! LOL Love this hub.. ALready pulled out the Mod Podge supplies! :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

What great ideas. I have a load of corks and had no ideas. Now I have your. Your directions are terrific - clear and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing. Up and useful.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Cyndi,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my articles. I learned about Mod Podge® when I did product demonstrations, taught craft classes, and hosted birthday parties while working at a Michaels store.

I've always liked using butterflies (mariposas) in decoupage projects. They're so colorful, and they're also easy to trim from the large sheets of decoupage paper.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Lisa,

Thanks for stopping by again. I have an idea...you could have a *wine tasting* party and ask each of your guests to bring a bottle of wine (no plastic corks or screw top bottles allowed).

Invite enough people so you can cover a tray table with the corks. That way, you'll get the hang of the project without getting too hung over.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

KoffeeKlatch Gals,

It's nice to meet you. I'm glad you liked my project ideas. Please post another message if you make one of the wine cork projects.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Great crafty hub, Daisy! I love the mix of materials for this project.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Rose,

Thanks for reading and commenting in my Hub. I developed the mixed-media wine bottle project myself. I worked in a Michaels crafts store for a few years and taught several decoupage classes. I enjoy combining paper and Mod Podge® with various surfaces.


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hoteltravel 4 years ago from Thailand

The images look wonderful. As I don't have that many corks, I will try the wine bottle. I have a perfect bottle for this one. Let us hope it turns at least half as good as in the pictures here. Will share this hub with some kids interested in these type of projects. Voted up and interesting.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

hoteltravel,

It's nice to "see" you again. I'm glad that you're going to try my wine bottle project. Do you already have images you're going to use for the decoupage?

Please post another comment after you've completed the project. Let us know how you good your decorated bottle looks.


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alissaroberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

Love these craft projects! My mom and dad just had a bar built in their rec room. I could make these and give them as presents for Mother's or Father's Day. Thanks Daisy for the ideas! Voted up and useful!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Alissa,

Thanks for commenting in another of my Hubs. Decorative bottles would be great display items for your parents' rec room! If you decide to work on this project, please post another comment, and tell us how it turned out.


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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

You are a talented Lady,

I enjoy reading about crafts and how to hubs, as that is how one can get ideas on how to apply it to their crafts.

This was great information.

Thanks,

Bobbi


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Bobbi,

I'm glad you enjoyed reading this article. I taught classes at a Michaels store for a few years and did product demonstrations and conducted birthday parties there as well.

I have so many craft ideas...I'm going to look through my notes nd see what other craft projects I can turn into Hubs.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I do love butterflies! this is a fabulous idea, excellent images and information.

Thank you and voted up.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Movie Master,

Thanks so much for commenting in another of my articles. Any type of image can be used in decoupage projects. Since butterflies are so colorful, they're one of my favorites to use.

I have an Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera. it's great for taking pictures to use in my Hubs.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Love this idea. With spring break just around the corner...these things will be so handy. Book marked it, Daisy.

Voted up and sharing it!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

These are quite lovely, and I like the vase the best for its color. Now I know what to with all those wine bottles I keep seeing just thrown away. And some are quite pretty. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Ruchira,

Thanks for reading another of my articles. The decoupage craft is something that can be done over a period of time. One can trim the images from the sheets of paper one day and adhere them to the bottle or other surface over a period of days.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Aurelio,

Thanks for commenting. Do you plan to decorate some wine bottles?

If you can't find images that you'd like to use, please post another comment. I ordered decoupage paper from a company located in Escondido, California. I'll post their contact information if you need it.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

As I was reading this I was thinking about how I could involve my kids in this craft. I thought, why not have them decorate glass bottles and give as "vases" to others. Love these ideas, thanks for sharing your talent!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Cara,

Thanks for reading another of my Hubs and commenting in it. I taught arts and crafts classes at a Michaels store. Kids all seem to love decoupage...on bottles, jars, wooden boxes, their clothes. It's a fun craft. Any type of glass container that's tall enough to support some flowers can become a *vase*.

Have your ever had your students make anything using Duct tape? I have a few Duct tape projects planned.


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kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Nice project! I love butterflies... it looks very nice on the bottle! A really nice project for kids to do inside on a rainy day!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

kidscrafts,

Welcome to HubPages! It's nice to meet you.

I'm glad you liked my wine bottle project. Butterflies are so colorful. I use butterflies and flowers in many of my decoupage projects.


kelleyward 4 years ago

I just thought of recycling wine bottles and corks to be more eco friendly and this is a great way to reuse those products to make a beautiful decoration. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Kelley,

Thanks for reading my Hub, commenting in it, and sharing it. These days, I try to look at potential discards and see if they can be used in a craft project.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

This is a wonderfully-explained hub! I would like to apply this lovely art on unused bottles of different types to be used as decorative pieces! Your marker-pen ideas are very smart and the photos of the decoupaged bottle are beautiful! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Ishwaryaa,

It's nice to meet. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article. You're correct...the decoupage technique combined with the stained glass pens can be used on any type of clear glass container.

If you decorate any bottles using my instructions, please post another comment.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I have never used Mod Podge but have certainly dabbled in making different types of crafts as well as creating artwork. I like your idea of decorating empty wine bottles. Thanks for the ideas. Reading Vinaya's interview of you sent me here to check out your hubs. Thanks Vinaya!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Peggy W,

It's very nice to meet you. Vinaya Ghimire is a talented writer. I was honored to be interviewed by him.

I'm glad you liked my wine bottle decoupage / stained glass paint project. Mod Podge®is a great adhesive, especially suited for paper crafts. If you use it in any of your new craft projects, please post another comment and tell me how you liked it.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Your hubs are very creative and awesome. You must be very talented. Voted up. Liked this one very much.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my Hubs. I appreciate your continued support.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

What a lovely idea and a pretty bottle for serving water out of. I recall creating something similar as a child in the seventies. We used colourful scraps cut or torn out of magazines to cover the bottle, for us it was a tomato sauce bottle as my folks were teetotallers :)

I am all for recycling our bottles and this is a good use for them!! My votes to you Daisy and sharing.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Annie (Fennelseed),

Thanks for reading my Hub , commenting in it, and also sharing the article. I appreciate it.

There are all sorts of craft projects for which recycled cans and bottles can be used. I have a collection of such containers that are awaiting my creative touch.


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AliciaC 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

The final result of your project is beautiful! I appreciate the detailed instructions that you've given. Creating the trivet, coaster and decorated bottle look like fun activities.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

AliciaC,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting in it.

If you create either of the projects I've discussed, please post another comment.

I've written three craft "how-to" articles that use Duck® (Duct) Tape. Have you seen those?


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agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

I like the technique of sticking butterfly stickers on the bottle to make it look artistic, especially for a person who is not good at drawing like me.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

aguafanani,

Thanks for commenting. I've never used stickers on any craft project. I don't see anything that's artistic about using them. I prefer the decoupage technique that I described in my article. I would rather keep an empty wine bottle plain and undecorated than use stickers.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Excellent craft ideas, Daisy! I love the way you have used wine bottles and turned them into excellent decorative items, and these are inexpensive too. Thank you for sharing. I share as well.


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donnah75 4 years ago from Upstate New York

Classic project. There are so many possibilities to expand your directions for similar projects, such as a bulletin board. Voted up.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Michelle (midget38),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. I purchased a case of unused wine bottles. That way, I can easily decorate the bottles for different holidays.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Donna (donnah75),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting.

Since it would take too long to collect my own used wine corks, I purchased a large box of them and will be using some to create a tray to match my coasters.


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Sherry Hewins 4 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

Decoupage is so much fun. It's looks so fancy, but it's easy to do. Love this. Voted up and shared.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sherry,

Thanks for reading my article, commenting in it, and sharing it.

Decoupage can be a bit time-consuming if one wants to build up a lot of layers, but no two completed projects look exactly the same, which is something I really like about it.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I am always looking for good craft ideas, and I like this one very much. I have done lots of decoupage, but not on a bottle.

Good info. Voted this UP, etc.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Mary (mary615),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting. It's really easy to do the decoupage technique on bottles and other glass containers. The thing you'll want to keep in mind is to keep turning the bottle and look at your design from several angles.


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agusfanani 4 years ago from Indonesia

Hi Daisy Mariposa,

I'm sorry, I didn't know that those butterfly pictures are the result of decoupage. Thank you for your explanation.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

agusfanani,

Thanks for visiting again. My Hub has a step-by-step explanation of the decoupage technique. Why don't you try decoupage? It's a lot of fun.


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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

These look like fun projects to do with wine bottles and corks. I always love when you can make useful and beautiful things from recycled materials. The wine bottle with butterflies is beautiful! Voted up and pinned!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Stephanie,

Thanks for reading, commenting in, and pinning my article. I appreciate your support of my writing.

I was assigned this Hub title in the first month of the Apprenticeship Program. I didn't have a lot of time in which to develop projects. I ordered a case of empty wine bottles and a box of clean corks. I already had wooden trays, decoupage paper, and stained glass paint among my craft supplies.

I assembled assorted supplies on my craft table and waited for inspiration to strike. I had decoupaged terracotta pots, wooden trays, and ceramic plates before, but never glass bottles. The Mod Podge® worked great for adhering the tissue paper butterflies and for use as a sealant.


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john000 3 years ago from Superior, Arizona

Beautiful crafted bottle! Thanks for the directions.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

John,

It's nice t meet you. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Please post another comment after you have created a bottle using the decoupage technique.


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Jaya Sanghita 3 years ago from Kolkata

Hi Daisy! This is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Sanghita,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. If you are interested in crafts, I hope you will have an opportunity to read some of my other craft Hubs.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

You made such a treasure out of the bottle and it looks pretty. This is a great way to recycle not only wine bottles but similar glass containers. I may make one as a flower vase.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Dianna (teaches12345),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I appreciate your very kind words.

You're correct...any type of glass container can be used. As you may know, I was in the first (beta test) group of the HubPages Apprenticeship Program. In our first month, the titles of our Hubs were assigned to us. This was one of those Hubs. I had to "invent" some craft projects on very short notice.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

That is so clever Daisy! I would never even have thought of doing that, but its really pretty! I really should start doing my crafts again, at one stage I used to make and paint masks!


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nell,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Masks that you make and paint sound like a great decorative item...something you could easily sell. Give it a go, my friend!


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Came back to read again. The wine bottle that you have decorated is beautiful! This is a great way to reuse wine bottles, creative and unique. Voted up.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading my article again. There are a number of projects in which wine bottles can be used. Wind chimes is one that I would like to try when I have time.

The decoupage technique can be used on many different items. I've used it on window boxes, trays and decorative plates.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

I have a huge collection of corks! Great ideas here on how to use them!


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thumbi7 2 years ago from India

I feel jealous of people who can do craft. I feel your brains are wired differently to do this lateral thinking. Excellent hub


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

These are great craft ideas--very creative!

I have done lot of craft work, using paper, clothes, gift boxes, earthen pots and even bottles. But this looks different and I will try this one. If not wine bottles, any other bottles.

Thanks for sharing the idea and the instructions! Voted up!


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. The cork coasters are great for keeping moisture from drinks off wooden tables. Large trays lined with corks do the same type of thing for serving platters containing hot hors d'oeuvres.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

thumbi17,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Decorating a wine bottle (or anything else) using decoupage is a very detailed craft, but creating a coaster or tray lined with corks would be an easy craft for you to try.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Chitrangada,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Decoupage is a fun craft technique which can be used to cover many different surfaces. It takes a lot of patience and time to trim excess paper from complex printed pieces, but one can work the project in stages.


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vocalcoach 23 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Daisy,

Do you realize what a 'gift' you, yourself are? For you to share your talents with us in such a beautiful manner is a wonderful thing to do. I love this fun craft idea and would love to try my hand at this.

Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting and will certainly share.

Thanks,

Audrey


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Daisy Mariposa 23 months ago from Orange County (Southern California) Author

Audrey (vocalcoach),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Thanks, too, for sharing my Hub.

I appreciate your very kind words. I was in the beta test group of the Apprenticeship program . We were given titles the first month and asked to write Hubs using those titles. This was one of those Hubs.

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