Do you enjoy a glass of chardonnay or merlot once in a while?  I know we do – often!  Rather than recycle your empty bottles of wine, why not try a project to recycle them?  

It’s easy to start.  Drink some wine! Soak your empty bottles in warm, soapy water to remove labels.  We also find that acetone (nail polish remover) works really well.  Then simply pick your first project.  Here are a few I found inspiring:

Christmas time will be here before you know it.  This “snow-flocked” bottle decor simply uses primer and epsom salt.

Snow covered bottles via Stylelist Home.

These are a little more all-season appropriate and can add a pop of color to your home.  Easy to do- just carefully coat with high-gloss spray paint.  These would be great in all white for wedding centerpieces, too!

Spray painted bottles via Ruffled.

I love these chalkboard painted bottles.  So fun!

Chalkboard spray paint via Mary Janes and Galoshes.

Message on a bottle – via Mary Janes and Galoshes.

Christmas lights fill this bottle for a romantic table-topper.  This idea requires a drill and slightly more effort, but look how fun!  

Get the full details at Wit and Whistle.

Need something to light up your backyard?  How about wine bottle torches?  They’re easier than you think!

More details at Green Upgrader.

Last, but not least, decorative vases.  I found these on Pinterest and cannot wait to get started!  The creative minds at Shanty 2 Chic made these with supplies all easily found at your local home improvement store for under $10!

So pretty! – via Shanty 2 Chic.

Let’s all drink up and get to work!   Now what do with our corks?  As always, we can’t wait to see and hear your ideas!  Come share with us every Wednesday evening at Dwell.