Decorated Wine Bottle
This decorated wine
bottle is made by covering it in decoupage, using patterned tissue
The bottle can serve as a decoration, or can be used
to hold oils, vinegars, bath soap, etc. To have it hold a
liquid, simply add a top with a spout that dispenses, available at most
This project offers a lot of creative possibilities.
Every wine bottle you make will look different. Different
looks are achieved by using different colored wine bottles (here I used
green) and different tissue paper patterns to decoupage.
Have fun experimenting!
wine bottle with cork
- Tissue paper (colors and
designs of your
- Decoupage medium (such as Mod Podge)
- Green or purple marbles (sold in craft
stores near the floral section)
- Flat marble stone
gauge craft wire
- Bead of choice
- Razor Blade
1. Begin the decorated wine bottle by cleaning out a wine
bottle and removing the label as best you can. Best results
are achieved quickly if you use a razor blade to remove the label, and
then let it soak in warm soapy water. If it is a special
bottle of wine that meant a lot to you, you may choose not to
remove the label. You can then cover the wine bottle with a
very light transparent tissue paper and the label will show through.
Take your tissue paper and rip it into a bunch of small
pieces. Then, brush on some decoupage medium onto the wine
bottle. Add a piece of tissue paper to the bottle, and press
it down to adhere to the bottle using the paintbrush, trying to get rid
of any air bubbles. Then, brush over the tissue paper you
just added with more decoupage medium. Continue adding tissue
paper, overlapping pieces, until the entire bottle is
3. Allow to dry. If desired, give the entire bottle
another coat of decoupage sealer. Here is what mine looked
like when it was all dry:
Hot glue the green or purple marbles on the center of the
bottle to look like a group of grapes, as shown below.
5. Next, wind a few sections of 20 gauge (or similar gauge)
wire around the end of a paintbrush. Hot glue these spirals
to the grape bunch to be the "vines".
Next, add the cork to the top of the decorated wine bottle.
If you feel it sticks up too high, you can slice it in half
with a razor blade. For a decorative touch, hot glue a flat
marble stone on top of the cork. Or add another decorative
element of your choice.
Wrap the 20 gauge wire around the top of the wine bottle,
beginning at the very top (near the base of the cork) and wrapping it
around the stem. Finish the wire by making a decorative loop.
Use your creativity. The photo to the bottom left
shows the shape of my finished wire. Add a fancy bead to the
end of the wire, and use some pliers to bend the end of the wire up so
the bead will not fall off.
The decorated wine bottle is now ready to give away as a gift
or enjoy for yourself!
Suggestions from Others:
Easy Way to Remove Wine Labels
Submitted by: Anonymous
"Many labels these days are applied with
gum adhesive that softens with heat. I have used this successfully for
removing labels to keep in my wine tasting log. Heat 4 cups of water in the
microwave until hot, but not boiling. With the wine bottle in a sink,
carefully fill the wine bottle with hot water you heated. After a few
minutes you will be able to peal off the label (caution: the bottle
will be quite warm.)
If this doesn't work, the adhesive is probably water soluble and will
loosen by soaking the whole bottle in warm water for a while. It should
peal off easily then."
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