Upcycling Empty Wine Bottles & Used Corks

No longer does recycling your empty wine bottle mean tossing it in the blue bin for pickup. We’ve gathered 5 simple DIY ideas to repurpose those bottles and stray corks while adding charm to your home and yard.

Wine Bottle bookend

1. Wine bottle bookends

Prop your favorite wine bottles on either side of a few cookbooks in your kitchen or albums on your mantle for a vintage feel. Fill each of them with pebbles or beans to add some extra weight. (Source)

 

DIY-cork-coaster2. Wine cork coasters or trivets

Coasters are a great housewarming or hostess gift. To make your own, simply cut each cork in half and glue it to a piece of round or square cork board. Use a larger square to create a trivet and protect kitchen surfaces while you entertain. Visit this blog for a more detailed tutorial. (Source)

DIY wine bottle bird feeder3. Wine bottle bird Feeder

Your feathered friends will thank you for morphing your wine bottle into a custom bird feeder! This project requires a bit of handiwork to create a solid base. Once you have your base, fill the bottle with birdseed, place it face-down in the stand and watch the birds flock to your creation. (Source)

Wine cork jewelry holder

4. Cork hooks to hang your jewelry

Cover a wooden board with fabric to match your décor, then hot glue as many corks to the board as you’ll need. It’s a great way to organize necklaces, rings, and bracelets. (Add more corks as your collection grows!). Sticking earring posts into a wine cork is another fast, easy storage solution. (Source)

 

Wine bottle holiday decor

5. Holiday décor

Go festive during the holidays by filling bottles with bright, colorful candies. Fill them up with spices and grains in colder months for a warm feel. If you’re feeling more adventurous, carefully drill a small hole in the back of an empty bottle and feed a strand of white lights in. Plug it in and watch it glow! (Source)

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