As most of my friends know, I’m an enjoyer of wine – whether that’s quaffing really good wine at wine estates (that always seems to taste extra amazing when doing the swirl & sniff), uncorking a really great wine which has been languishing on the rack waiting for the perfect occasion, celebrating with a newly discovered pinotage at a wedding or other occasion, or simply opening an ‘easy-drinking-pasta-and-prawns’ chenin during the week…
I guess this means that I have ample opportunity for turning the various wine paraphenalia into smart DIY ideas – it’s all ‘reuse and recycle darling’. Soooo as advice to me and to anyone else who either has plenty of bottles, corks & boxes at home, or who simply likes the ‘look’ of wine-related ideas, I present some really cool little DIY tips for converting your wine into home projects x
From Wine Boxes to Box Shelves
Transform your old wine boxes into interesting box shelves! Some paint or wallpaper for the backing is a great idea, plus you can theme them together horizontally or vertically on the walls.
From wine bottles to word art
Take old wine bottles of different sizes, spraypaint them a single colour and then use a stencil or sticker to create a world – really nice ideas for kitchens or bathrooms!
From wine corks to cork sculpture
This might need a little extra work, but get a wire sculpture done for you (or if you can manage it yourself well done!) and then stick or imbed wine corks to make a cork sculpture. Works well as a centrepiece or coffee table item.
From corks to baby cactus holders
Take corks, dig out the inside, fill with a little soil and a tiny cactus slip. You can even add a magnet to the back of the cork and stick it on the fridge for a quirky indoor plant effect 🙂
From cardboard wine box to shoe storage
Store your soft shoes in a converted cardboard wine box – pretty easy! Nice for boys or teenagers who need the space.
From wine bottle to work of art
Take old wine bottles of unique shapes and then paint them in blackboard paint. You can then write on them in chalk or even use tippex for something a little more permanent. Great art installation!
From wine glasses to glass chandelier
A really creative idea, take a collection of different wine glasses (we’ve all got them) and turn them into a pretty chandelier. Use wire and fairy lights to bring it all together.
From wine glasses to girls night in
Take normal wine glasses, dip the stems into paint and decorate the top half with your favourite pattern. Great for parties!
From champagne cork to name holder
I did this for my own wedding! Take corks and either slide in the name tag on the top, or place the cork on the side and attach with glue. Walah!
And number 10 – for fun 🙂