Asked on Jun 24, 2015

What can I do with an empty 5-liter wine bottle (jeraboam size)?

by Kellie
I know I can make a lamp out of it but it would be a big lamp! Any other ideas?
q how to repurpose 5 liter wine bottle jeraboam size, repurposing upcycling
  13 answers
  • DiannaLynne DiannaLynne on Jun 24, 2015
    following because I acquired one of these yesterday.

  • Grainne Grainne on Jun 24, 2015
    Tiki torch?

  • Charlotte Wood Eckel Charlotte Wood Eckel on Jun 24, 2015
    How tall Is it? Maybe turn it into some kind of Halloween décor with BOO written in white paint or big stickers, then wound around with fall leaves. It would need something around the neck of the bottle, maybe an old hat or a huge spider?

  • D Lawless Hardware D Lawless Hardware on Jun 24, 2015
    Little dark bottles are perfect for making your own infused olive oil or something like that. Very easy, just use your standard oil and add an herb or spice. It's better than expensive stuff at the store even.

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    • D Lawless Hardware D Lawless Hardware on Jul 03, 2015
      @Kellie Haha! I think I read 5 oz. the first time around. I thought the huge bottle was normal and you had a mini bottle. Sorry!

  • Carole Carole on Jun 24, 2015
    Clean the label off. Mosaic the bottle and place it in the garden. You could have a wire or something coming out of the top with little stars or flowers on it to make it look like a bottle of champagne that has had the cork popped and fizz coming out of it. Or fix it up on an angle to look like something is pouring from it into another vessel. Some crystal beads could look like something being poured from the bottle.

  • C. Shelton C. Shelton on Jun 24, 2015
    That would make an outstanding table lamp.

  • Eileen Eileen on Jun 24, 2015
    I have seen beer bottles melted in a bonfire, they take on a unique shape. You could try that with this bottle. Might make an interesting sculpture or garden art. Have fun!

  • Darlyn Davies Darlyn Davies on Jun 25, 2015
    If your in to house plants...cut the top off 1/4 of the way down. Place a wick (thick cotton string) through the neck. 5th end put a coffee filter in bottom and fill with dirt and plant. Oh yah put water in the bottom part. Self watering plant pot

  • Sue Peet Sue Peet on Jun 25, 2015
    If you can find string of lights that would fit down into the bottle it would make a nice table decoration to set the mood for a romantic dinner.

  • M'sMammy M'sMammy on Jun 25, 2015
    Cut hole and make a bird house.

  • Ann Edmondson Ann Edmondson on Jun 26, 2015
    You can also use them as banks. Cut a 1.5 inch circle in the bottom and place a rubber stopper in it. (this allows access to the money) on the neck of the bottle (in the rear_ cut a 2 inch slit to slide the money in. Make sure the slit is large enough for the largest coin in your country. Recork the top and dip into a sealing wax (this just adds flare). When full take the money out and go on vacation. You can also not cut a hole in the bottom, fill with coins and give as a wedding gift to your son, daughter, niece, nephew, friend, or grandchild.

  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Jun 27, 2015
    If you type "lamp from a bottle" in the search box above or similar words, you will see what other Hometalkers have done with wine bottles. YOu can also cut the top down to where the curve end and useGlass Window Etch to make a vase with your own design. See Good luck.