The wine bottles while full or empty can effortlessly, with a little touch here and there be turned into a pride arty décor. These bottles beyond its promise of a good time can showcase your ability to turn round their fate and make them the center of attraction in your garden, kitchen, dining area or den for more days to come even when they are empty. This tutorial highlights the different ways that can be accomplished in your given constraints of available budget, space and free time. Image credit
Sometimes after a night of partying with friends, the following morning dawns with more than one reason to feel guilty. While piling high the empty wine bottle in the trash bags more than anything else we feel accountable for the amount of trash generated. By utilizing these trashes into a more productive use not only relieves us the guilt-feel, but also makes us feel responsible and worthy global citizens. The wine bottles with its attractive green color can prove to be a treasure-house of artistic expression.
1. On the table
While your favorite wine bottle is still full it can be flaunted on the table as a lone display item. You can simply place the wine on the table, alongside a small flower vase.
2. Along the windows
When the sun rays passes through an array of those translucent green empty bottles along the window sill a quaint play of color fills your room. This not only enhances the character of the room, but also puts a very good use for the empty wine bottles.
3. Use them as flower vases
The empty wine bottles can also used as an added vase around the house. You can display it in a series or individually to place a long stemmed flower and position it on your dinner or breakfast table. It creates a romantic atmosphere in seconds and changes the dull drab lunch or dinner into something special.
4. Decorated art
The wine bottles also on their own with some added features can be converted into arty décor around the house. Firstly soak it in water to ease out the label and then you can use glass-paint on the surface and transform it a pretty exhibit. You can also use decals or stickers in case painting is not your forte to get the same effect. You can even melt candle wax and cover the wine bottles with different-colored wax to get a unique look to the bottle.
5. Turn it into a lamp shade
The wine bottle if big enough can also be used to form the base of a lamp shade. For that you might have to visit the local hardware store to fix the top shade on the bottle. You can also drill a hole on the bottle and with a few more steps convert the bottle into a lighting source. If the bottles are having a wide enough mouth you can also place candles inside the bottle to revolutionize it to a candle holder too.
6. Use as a container
A fresh option to salvage an empty wine bottle is by using it as a Gift-container. You can pour liquid scents, oils and other products in both liquid or powder form, seal it with a cork and gift it to your friends and loved one. You can also use it to show off your skills in making your own home-made bath and beauty products. Pour the liquid or powder concoctions in these bottles, then wrap it well and u have a unique personal gift for your friends. The thick walls and a good cork seal of the bottles keep the items safe inside.
7. Use as a liquid storage
The thick walls and green colored glass of the old wine bottles makes them an excellent storage container for other liquids. It keeps liquids like cooking oil, vinegar, pickles safe from the environment and also harmful UV rays of sun because of its coloring. However, one of the most common uses of an old and empty wine bottle is for storing drinking water in the refrigerator.
8. Grow flowers
Another common use for these empty bottles is in the garden. By putting some soil in the surface of the bottle you can plant a seed or small saplings in the bottle. Arrange your wine bottle in groups throughout your garden to form a pattern around the rest of your garden. You can also grow indoor plants in it and make your own terrarium.