Wine Bottle Craft
This wine bottle craft can have many variations. Here, I show
how to decorate a pretty blue wine bottle with seashells, and how to
turn the cork into a tea light candle holder.
This is a pretty way to
decorate an end table or to use for a summer centerpiece.
This is a
recycled craft. Keep an eye out for pretty wine bottles and save them
when they are empty. I just couldn't throw this pretty blue one away.
The metal platform that the tea light candle is attached to is a lid
from a vegetable or soup can.
There are many different ways you can
decorate wine bottles, and I welcome you to share your photos and
Clear glass wine
bottles look very pretty when painted with enamel glass paint, for
To learn how I made this seashell wine bottle, read the step
by step tutorial that appears below.
Needed for the Wine Bottle Craft:
- empty wine bottle and a cork that fits in the opening
- decoupage medium, such as Mod Podge
- paint brush
- jute cording or thin rope
- hot glue gun
- lid from a soup can or vegetable can
- votive candle (the type that are in tin holders)
- screw and drill (or you could use glue)
1. Begin the wine bottle craft by thoroughly cleaning out
the wine bottle and allow it to air dry. Make sure you have a cork that
fits in it for the top.
2. Place some sand in a shallow dish. Paint the top two inches of the
wine bottle with decoupage medium, then roll it in the sand so it
adheres to the decoupage. Allow this to dry well before going on to
3. Wrap some jute around the top of the wine bottle, and attach it as
you go with a hot glue gun. Continue to spiral the jute down the bottle
as far as you like, attaching it along with way with hot glue.
4. Next, start hot gluing seashells all around the top of the bottle.
Start with your smallest shells, and make the shells larger as you move
down the bottle. As I moved down the bottle I chose to have the shells
become more spaced out so you could see the pretty blue bottle.
5. Before I glued seashells near the bottle of the bottle, I painted on
more decoupage medium in a pretty design and added more sand to it.
Then I glued some seashells on top of this.
6. To make the candle holder, save and clean a lid from a vegetable or
soup can. Next, remove the metal cup with comes with standard tea light
candles. Center this metal cup on the metal soup can lid. Drill a small
hole through the center of the tea light candle holder, through the soup
can lid. Then, screw a metal screw through this hole, starting with the
metal tea light holder and going on through the soup can lid. Once the
screw is poking through, twist a cork on to the end of the screw and
continue to twist the screw until it is flush with the metal tea light
holder and it completely through the cork. Alternatively, you could
also just glue these parts together. I chose to screw them so it would
be very strong.
7. Place the cork into the wine bottle. You may have to use a hammer to
gently tap the cork into the wine bottle. I found that using PartyLite
tea lights work well because they burn very clean and evaporate, leaving
the space open for a new candle. Enjoy!
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