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How to Recycle Your Wine Bottles
Trapped Inside With Nothing to Do
While visiting with my daughter during a cold icy week, we decided to take some
leftover tissue paper, one of her empty wine bottles and make a vase. The tissue
paper was the exact color scheme she already had in her kitchen so this would
help brighten her table, I thought. Once my daughter covered the first bottle with
the peace sign we noticed there was enough paper and another empty wine bottle.
Three Wine Bottle Vases with Zing
In today’s society we have the “Go Green.” The internet is a great place for finding ideas to help us recycle those unwanted items and keep us from overflowing our landfills.
Stuck Inside With Icy Conditions OutsideClick thumbnail to view full-size
A Place to Find Great Ideas
One of the great places you can find ideas is Pinterest. Enter www.Pinterest.com and join. If you’re not a member and you like crafty things to do try this website out. It’s free and anything you find worth sharing you can pass along to your friends and family or just save for yourself by pinning it to your board for later.
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What is your favorite pass time to do inside during a winter day?
All One Color
Items Needed For This Project
1 paint brush
1 pair of scissors
1 wine bottle or however many you want to make.
1 bottle of Mod Podge
* Hint you will have plenty left over for other projects.
Tissue paper (colors you want to use).
*Hint for the three wine bottles we only used 4 sheets with plenty left over to save for the next project we decide to do.
How to Decorate Your Project
- Apply the Mod Podge on the bottle with a paint brush.
- Add the tissue paper.
- Dab more Mod Podge to the top of the tissue paper; sealing the paper in place.
*Hint easy cleanup.
Strips Go Around & Around....
“How about making one more,” I said.
She said, “Sure. What pattern should we use on this one?”
“How about alternating colors around in a circle until you reach the base?”
Mosaic Wine Vase
“Wow, we still have paper and look one more empty bottle. Did you want to save this one?”
“No, mom. I only want to collect the Nearwood Winery bottles.”
“Ok. Why don’t we decorate this one too?”
I took the label off the unwanted clear bottle and then surrendered the last one over to my twenty-one year old daughter while I cut little squares.
We both agreed, on the mosaic look.
Add to Your Vase CollectionClick thumbnail to view full-size
Bringing Colors Together
After we were finished we realized these colors could be brought into her adjoining living room, where they set nice upon her entertainment center. The only thing missing now is a large red daisy, one large yellow daisy, and a large lime green daisy for each vase. These popular spring flowers can be found at most craft stores.
Three VasesClick thumbnail to view full-size
More Things to Make Out of Those Unwanted Bottles
- Wrap twine, thin or thick around your bottles.
- Paint the bottle with chalk paint. This is a great idea if you want to write a number on the bottles or a saying on them.
- Paint them pastel colors, great for Easter to decorate those wine bottle trees. Christmas colors for Christmas time, green for St. Patrick's Day, orange and black for Halloween, and so on....
- Cut bottle at the base of the neck and set over the top of a tea light candle. (Pretty Centerpieces)
Other Great Ideas for Those Leftover Wine Bottles
While looking on the Pinterest website, I noticed some other ways of decorating wine bottles. Check them out, they have the directions on how to make them. If you can't figure them out send me a comment and I will try to help you out.
More Ideas for Fall Crafts
Paint your empty wine bottles or stick a candle in them.
Warning: Do not leave your candles unattended. If you place a candle in your wine bottle be sure to set the bottle on a saucer larger than the base of the bottle so that the wax will drip on to the saucer.