Easy Wine Bottle Christmas Craft

2 Materials
30 Minutes
These DIY Christmas wine bottle are so simple to make (and my most Pinned item). They only took me about 1/2 hour to make (not including waiting for the paint to dry) and didn't cost much at all.
Step One – Drink wine.  Lots of it, or at least three bottles.    Save those bottles (and corks too – for other projects).  Take off the labels using soap and water, Goo Gone, and whatever tools necessary. I have a mini razor blade scraper thingy (that I bought in the check out line at Home Depot) and it rocks.  I use it all the time.  It is especially good on our flat, electric stove top and for getting sticky stuff off your floors, but also is great for getting wine labels off of bottles. lol

Step Two –  Spray paint them.  I used this Valspar Metallic Spray Paint and it is amazing.  But, you could use white for a more beachy look or red or any color you like. I bought this at Lowes but also saw it at Hobby Lobby. Wait for it to dry until moving onto the step three. This stuff dried pretty fast.

Here are a few I made with white spray paint for some friends.
Step Three – Decorate.  I went to Hobby Lobby and found the red string and the Christmas holly. I used plain red, shiny string, but they had red and white stripped string that would have looked good too (like a candy cane). Or you could use plaid or red or green ribbon or thin rope for a beachy look. Use your imagination. They had tons of different kinds of holly and leaves, etc too.  I liked these because they were shiny like the spray paint.  If you do not have a Hobby Lobby near you, try Michael’s or Joann’s or any craft store.  Lucky for me, we have all three of these in our area.
Step Four – Glue string around the bottle top.  I used my glue gun but if you don’t own one, I think using any glue (probably even elmers) would work to get the string to to adhere to the bottle.  Make sure your glue line is in the back.

Step Five –  Glue letters to the string.  I used these cursive ones, but they also had 3 or 4 other styles.  You might choose to spray paint these too, but I kept them natural.  Also, you don’t have to use the word ‘Joy’ you could spell out whatever you want depending on how many wine bottles you have (you lush – haha just kidding, I won’t judge).

Step Six – Put the holly or whatever you bought into the bottles and set out for decoration.

So there you have it.  Easy Peasy!  You could also do something similar with mason jars, which you can pick up at any craft store for fairly cheap.  Paint, decorate and then put a tea light candle in it.  That would look great too.  

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  • Trish Trish on Dec 10, 2017
    This is super cute!!!! I'm going to make them for my island, as we put so much food on it for Christmas Eve and those won't take up much space and they will be really pretty! Thanks for the great idea
  • Img8799216 Img8799216 on Jan 03, 2018
    Definitely will give it a try. It's one of the better ones when it comes to "what to with" wine bottles. Is the paint waterproof - hand washable that is. Don't need to worry about a dishwasher - the two I have are at the end of each arm. :-)
    • The House house The House house on Jan 05, 2018
      Hmmm, not sure if the paint is washable. I haven't tried to wash them. I washed them really well before I painted though. I do know the paint chips pretty easily though.