It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are upon us and if you’re anything like us, you’re scrambling to get all the shopping, cooking, and merry-making done before December 25th rolls around. If you’re looking for a little creative fun to add to your already-busy schedule this Christmas season, look no further! As we decorate our homes with festive cheer, we’ve found ways to incorporate wine bottles in our decor this year (all the Christmas festivities have us so filled with joy, we’re rhyming)! Here are 10 crafts to add wine bottles to your Christmas decorations!

  1. Santa Bottles–Remove the wine label, and paint Santa’s face on the bottle. Use the top half of the bottle as his hat, and use a hot glue gun to glue a cotton ball on to the cork. If you’re feeling fancy, glue more cotton balls on the bottle as Santa’s beard!
  2. Centerpieces–Remove the wine label, and spray paint the bottle a color of your choosing (we’re partial to white and gold). Add a ribbon tied into a bow around the neck of the bottle, and fill with greenery, berry stems, or flowers. Surround the bottle with pinecones and lights--you’ve got a centerpiece everyone will be talking about!
  3. Snowman Bottles–Remove the wine label, and spray paint the bottle white. Let the paint dry and use a sharpie to draw eyes, a carrot nose, and a smile. Add a ribbon up top and you’ve got an adorable snowman to place around the house!
  4. JOY Bottle– Remove the wine labels, and spray paint the bottles white. Let the paint dry and use stencils and red spray paint to spell JOY on the bottles, one letter on each bottle (or another word that speaks to you this season!). Fill each bottle with a branch of red berries for a simple touch that will really make this decoration pop!
  5. Bottles of Light–This might be our favorite craft! Remove the wine label, cut off the bottom of the bottle (there are tons of ways to do this–search YouTube for whichever way seems easiest for you), fill the bottle with battery operated twinkle lights, and place on your mantel for an added touch of magic.
  6. Glitter Bottles–Remove the wine label, and spray paint the bottle any color. While the paint is still wet, roll the bottle through glitter, let it dry, then use hairspray to set. Add a festive bow and display anywhere that needs an extra pop of sparkle!
  7. Snowy Bottles–Following the same directions as the Glitter Bottles, spray paint your wine bottles with white and then roll them through fake snow instead of glitter. Fill them with glittery branches and your bottles will look like they’re part of a winter wonderland!
  8. Candle Bottles–Remove the wine labels, and spray paint the bottles black. Place white candlesticks in the bottle openings and put them outside on your steps for a beautiful candlelit entryway!
  9. Candy Cane Bottles–Remove the wine labels, and spray paint the bottles white. Let the paint dry, then use red puffy paint to make the bottles look like candy canes! For some added flare add red glitter to the red paint, and use as centerpieces or decor in your kitchen!
  10. Penguin Bottles–Remove the wine label, and spray paint the bottle black. Let the paint dry, then glue on two googely eyes and an orange triangle as the beak. Use white puffy paint to paint a long semi-oval as the penguin’s belly, and add a small hat and scarf to take your little friend to another level of cuteness!

Happy crafting!

Cheers,

Natalie