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Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses

Updated on June 4, 2015

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Have you ever wondered what to do with all those empty wine bottles kicking around your kitchen? No more will you be burdened with the evidence of your love for fermented grapes... at least not explicitly. Recycled wine bottle glasses are a unique and attractive way to put those empties to good use. The glass used in bottles is often thick and of high quality, perfect for repurposing into a wine glass or a tumbler.

This article is all about recycled wine bottle glasses and tumblers. We'll talk about the ways you can turn your wine bottles into glasses by taking advantage of the natural shape of the bottle itself, giving you several options. We'll touch on how you can do this on your own, or where you can go to purchase these items at a retail outlet.

Let's begin and learn about recycled bottle glasses!

Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses

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DIY Wine Bottle Tumblers and Glasses: Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses

In order to create your own set of recycled wine bottle glasses, you'll need to learn how to cut and properly prepare the glass surface for your tumbers. You can either buy a special glass cutter meant for cutting bottles or round pieces of glass, or you can even make one yourself. Do a bit of quick searching on the internet and you'll likely find some cutting solutions.

You can cut your recycled wine bottle glasses at any point in the bottle, depending on your needs. You'll probably want to measure and draw a line on your starting point. Once you're done cutting, you'll likely be left with a clean but sharp edge. You can smooth down this sharp corner in a variety of ways, but one of the easiest options is to use a piece of emery board or paper. Just carefully hold the wine bottle tumblers and rub the piece of emery board against the edge corner. You'll be left with a white line, but if you rub this smoothed edge the white will disappear.

You can be creative, depending on your glassworking skills. You can use the stem portion of the wine bottle to create flute style glasses, but you'll need to figure out a way to seal the bottom (opening) of the potential glass. This style can mimic a classic wine glass shape, for a nice twist.

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Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses: Retail Options

If you'd prefer the look without the hassle of creating them yourself, recycled wine bottle glasses are popping up all over the place. With today's emphasis on green and sustainable living, recycling is very big right now. You can find recycled wine bottle glasses at Pottery Barn today, and a number of other outlets carry them.

Likewise, it's possible to track down recycled wine bottle glasses at craft fairs and from local artisans. An entrepreneur could fashion this into an easy little start-up business.

You can find many retail outlets offering glasses made from recycled wine bottles, though they aren't upcycled, just the glass has been reused. This is a good way to be a little bit eco conscious about your purchases.

Recycled Wine Bottles

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Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses: Other Options For You

You can decorate your recycled wine bottle glasses in a number of ways. You can sandblast the cups, while covering certain areas, to create patterns on the glass that will be quite permanent. You can also use vinyl decals to decorate them.

Don't just stop at creating glasses. You can use recycled wine bottles to create a bunch of interesting art pieces and decorative additions to your home. Be creative. You can use empty wine bottles to house a lamp, all you need is the hardware and a bit of glass drilling equipment. You can use wine bottles as structural supports in your home, like in shelving or similar projects.

Look around and you'll be surprised what other people have done with their empties. Good luck!

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Very interesting article DIYmommy. I have thrown so many wine bottles out over the years; could have had a collection by now. I kept a nice green one for keeping oil in it. Great hub thank you. Pinned and sharing.

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      Julie 4 years ago

      Thank you for the nice comment and for the share, Bake Like a Pro! I am glad you found the hub useful and interesting!

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      alisharenee 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      I love this idea! I saw something similar on Pinterest a few days ago but they used beer bottles instead of wine bottles. I'm a big wine fan myself so this is something that I will definitely be trying! No more wasting all those pretty wine bottles! Great Hub! Definitely pinning this one!

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      agapsikap 4 years ago from Philippines

      I've never tried cutting the bottle into two but i have tried putting dried flowers of different colors on a clear wine bottle and it looks nice center piece for a coffee table.

      You have a very interesting crafty hub DIYmommy!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi DIYmommy,

      I like the idea of recycled wine bottle glasses, apart from the design being sleek we've got a chance to keep our environment clean. Create article, voted up, useful and shared.

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      Sanghita Chatterjee 3 years ago from Kolkata

      These are cool ideas with wine bottles! Thanks for sharing!

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