They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. If you’ve ever strolled through a craft show or visited a local artisan shop, you’ve seen everyday items repurposed into cool, one-of-a-kind home décor and gifts. Even popular TV shows like Flea Market Flip are cashing in on this craze. From old iron beds turned into benches, to leftover backsplash tile tuned into trivets (see our blog, 7 Unusual Unexpected Uses For Tile), there is no limit to the clever DIY creativity.
If you’re a wine connoisseur, you probably have more empty wine bottles than you know what to do with. Before you clean out your bar cabinets and head to the recycling bin, consider trying your hand at one of these wonderful ways to repurpose empty wine bottles this summer.
A Beautiful Noise
A Wine Bottle Wind Chime is a beautiful addition to any porch, and a great DIY project for those who like a good challenge. All you need is an empty wine bottle, and the right tools and accessories. For detailed instructions and a list of materials from Home Talk, click here.
Water While You’re Away
Why not put your trash to good use? We love this easy idea from This Old House for keeping plants hydrated. To make a Slow Drip Irrigator, simply fill an empty wine bottle with water, drill a hole in the cork and insert it in the top. Then, place the bottle head first into well-hydrated soil. We can’t think of a smarter solution for keeping your potted plants wet while you’re away on a summer trip.
A Summer Glow That Makes Bugs Go
With summer in full swing, it’s only natural to want to spend more time outdoors. These clever DIY citronella candles from Hello Glow are a classy way to help ward off pesky mosquitos and other bugs. Made from empty wine bottles, they will make a stunning addition to your next back yard party. Click here for a list of materials and instructions from Hello Glow.
For The Birds
This sweet idea for a DIY Wine Bottle Bird Feeder comes from The Garden Roof Coop. For inspirational photos (and a tutorial on how to drill a hole in a glass bottle), click here. We suggest decorating your creation with summery wine glass charms. Wine Bottle Bird Feeders make a thoughtful gift, but they’re so cute, you may want to make one for yourself, too.
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