I love crafts and I especially love it when I can use what some would consider garbage and give it life again my making something beautiful, fun or useful. This time I’m using an empty wine bottle (because there are plenty of those floating around right?!) to create a fun Valentine’s Day themed vase / candle holder. Really it can be whatever you want it to be; even just a cute decorative piece all on it’s own.
This was super easy to make and only takes a few supplies. Those supplies include:
- Empty wine bottle
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint
- Sparkle Mod Podge (because sparkle is my fave color!)
- 1 Foam Brush
- 1 Paint Brush
- Embellishments of your choice – I used some burlap heart cutouts and Valentine’s Day themed twine ribbon, but you’re free to choose whatever makes you smile.
The first step, which may be my favorite, is to drink that bottle of wine. We need it empty so down the hatch it goes. Once you’ve completed that mission just soak the empty bottle in some warm water for a couple minutes and that pesky lable should peel right off.
Once your lable is off and the bottle is dry it’s time to get down to business. Just paint the entire bottle with your chalk finish paint. I used two coats because one just isn’t quite enough coverage so give the first coat about 30 minutes to dry some and than slap your second coat on. This is a perfect time to have another glass of wine while you’re waiting.
Once you chalk finish paint has dried, use your foam brush to paint on a coat of your sparkle Mod Podge. You can do more than one coat depending on how much sparkle you want, but one is enough to give it a good glisten in the light.
Once the Mod Podge has dried embellish away. I just tied my twine ribbon on the neck of the bottle and used my hot glue gun to adhere my brulap hearts. Then just add a candle, flowers, or use as is for some fun Valentine’s Day decor.
The great part about this project is that you can easily adapt it fit any holiday or celebration so the sky’s the limit on color’s, embellishments, and themes!
Is this a project you can see yourself doing? What holiday or theme would you make a bottle for? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
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Alli saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 10:16 am
What a great upcycle! I do believe this is one Valentine’s Day upcycle I can do. It looks so simple, yet so pretty. And I love pretty vases.
Cara (@StylishGeek) saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 10:25 am
What a simple yet very beautiful Valentine’s DIY! Thanks for sharing your tutorial! Love it!
travel blogger saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 10:37 am
So very cute! I literally keep all my wine bottles so I can use them for a craft. I am going to try this out.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 11:15 am
That’s a beautiful craft! I love what you did with the wine bottle! This would be the perfect DIY Decor piece for a counter or mantel during Valentine’s Day! And it was so easy to make, too!
Miranda (Anosa) saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm
How cute and clever is this project! I do not have any wine bottles lying around but its a good incentive to go buy one and use it to try out this project
Liz Mays saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 2:57 pm
Oh that is cute. I might be able to use one of our New Years champagne bottles. It would make a good Valentine’s day centerpiece.
Michele saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm
This is a very versatile craft and I could see it being used as a gift or a decoration around my apartment. On another note–back when I used to stick a candle into the wine bottle and let that wax drip drown the sides–then repeat with a couple more candles of varying colors–it really makes a great decoration and you’d be surprised how many people will comment on it!!
Ashley Whipple saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm
Very cute. Love the burlap hearts.
Michelle F saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm
That is such a great idea. I love the color pink you picked.
kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 6:49 pm
These are precious! What a great idea!
Michele D saysJanuary 12, 2016 at 6:51 pm
I love crafts like these so simple but yet elegant. Makes a cute vase. Love this idea!
Ron Leyba saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 1:17 am
I did something like this long ago. I guess I have to do it again this upcoming Valentine’s day celebration. Awesome idea.!
Nicole Escat saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 2:31 am
Such a fun and cute idea, this would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Rebecca Swenor saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 4:29 am
This wine bottle upcycle Valentines Day vase is an amazing idea and this craft idea can be used I believe for any holiday occasion. I will have to make a couple of these for my mom and sisters. Thanks for sharing the idea.
Crystal saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 5:45 am
How sweet! I Haven’t done much decorating for Valentine’s Day yet, but I’m inspired to get started.
Jeanine saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 7:02 am
Oh how cute! I don’t drink wine but I am sure I can get a bottle from someone. This is such a cute idea, I really like this!
Ickle Pickle saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 7:07 am
Lovely, personal gift idea for Valentines Day, looks easy enough to do too! Kaz
Heather S-G saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 8:04 am
What an absolutely cute idea, I can see making these for all sorts of occasions. I happen to have some chalkboard paint and a couple of bottles of unopened wine. Looks like I need to get drinking!
alexandria saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm
Great idea. I always like to do small gifts for smaller holidays. This is a cute idea with flowers in it. And we all know I have a good amount of wine bottles. Lol. Thanks for sharing.
Mimi saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm
I have tons of wine bottles lying around. Great idea for an upcycle. I never throw mine away for some reason. Now maybe I can make teacher gifts out of them.
vidya sudarsan saysJanuary 13, 2016 at 9:07 pm
Such a neat idea! I love red wine and do end up with a few bottles every month 🙂
Mimi Green saysJanuary 14, 2016 at 9:29 am
This is a really cute craft project. The best part is emptying the bottle. lol
Marielle Altenor saysJanuary 14, 2016 at 10:43 am
This is really cute! We have a bunch of bottles from our cinder binge this summer lol I should use a couple to make this diy!
XmasDolly saysJanuary 18, 2016 at 9:18 pm
Awww I love it and something that’s is sort of homemade means a little more don’t you think. Thanks for sharing.