Monday, April 16, 2012
Do you enjoy a glass of chardonnay or merlot once in a while? Â I know we do – often! Â Rather than recycle your empty bottles of wine, why not try a project to recycle them? Â
It’s easy to start. Â Drink some wine!Â Soak your empty bottles in warm, soapy water to remove labels. Â We also find that acetone (nail polish remover) works really well. Â Then simply pick your first project. Â Here are a few I found inspiring:
Christmas time will be here before you know it. Â 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. Â Easy to do- just carefully coat with high-gloss spray paint. Â These would be great in all white for wedding centerpieces, too!
Spray painted bottles via Ruffled.
I love these chalkboard painted bottles. Â 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. Â This idea requires a drill and slightly more effort, but look how fun! Â
Get the full details at Wit and Whistle.
Need something to light up your backyard? Â How about wine bottle torches? Â They’re easier than you think!
More details at Green Upgrader.
Last, but not least, decorative vases. Â I found these on Pinterest and cannot wait to get started! Â 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! Â Now what do with our corks? Â As always, we can’t wait to see and hear your ideas! Â Come share with us every Wednesday evening at Dwell. Â