This Easy Christmas Craft is one of my most popular posts. I made these glittered bottles in my early blogging days, and I still use them every season for my Christmas decor. They really are too pretty to keep stashed in a closet until Christmas, so I came up with some other ideas on how you can use these repurposed wine bottles in your every day decor.
Years ago, when I first started blogging, I made these glittered wine bottles. They have been one of my most popular pins EVER on Pintrest, and are still one of my top posts. I decided it was time to bring them out again and give them some new life! The bottles are easy to decorate with a few simple supplies from the craft store.
1. 3 wine bottles with labels removed, any size or color
2. White glitter
3. Tacky Craft Glue
4. White Chalk Paint or acrylic paint
5. Small painting tray or paper plate for mixing paint
6. Old cookie sheet or newspapers to protect work surface
7. Foam paint brushes
Paint the bottles with the white paint. Let dry. You can use a hair dryer to dry the paint if you wish. Mix a small amount of paint with the Tacky Craft Glue in a tray or on a paper plate. I use a proportion of 50/50, half glue half paint. Paint the bottles again with the glue and paint mixture. Immediately after painting, sprinkle the bottles with the glitter. You will want to use the cookie sheet or newspapers underneath the bottle as you sprinkle the glitter on it to catch the extra glitter.
The glue dries clear and hard, making the glitter stick permanently to the bottles. Repeat the process for each bottle. Let dry overnight. The bottles are now ready to decorate.
This is where the fun part comes in. You can display the bottles on a tray or even two trays (I like mine stacked one on top of the other). Also, it’s fun to add little signs over the neck of the bottles, Christmas ornaments, jingle bells and some greenery.
These little fluffy snowy owls remind me of an owl that used to hoot outside my bedroom window when I was a kid. I think they are so adorable!
You could also put candles in the bottles in stead of the greenery.
I got to thinking, as I was photographing the bottles for this post, that there were lots of other things you could do with them. Here are a few more ideas for you.
IDEAS FOR DISPLAYING GLITTERED WINE BOTTLES
• Add some fresh flowers to the bottles. These flowers are just a bouquet from the grocery store. I also added some little vintage bottle brush trees to the display for a new look.
• This version has a bunch of craft store dried lichen around the bottom and a few ferns in the bottles. Love the rustic organic theme here!
There will be more lichens in my future! I love the different green colors for the holidays.
• Finally, I decided to try the bottle with some fall colored flowers and leaves. I love them just as much! You could use the bottles for the entire holiday season from fall to New Years and beyond just by changing the decorations.
• They would also be lovely for a wedding or other special occasion.
If you don’t have any wine on hand, here’s a trick for getting bottles FREE. Visit your local recycling center and pick up a few empty wine bottles there. Alternatively, some wine stores host wine tastings. Call and ask if they have any empty bottles that you can have. I am sure they won’t mind!
Would you like to see my original Glittered Wine Bottle post? click here!
Be sure to Pin this idea for later!
Have fun creating!