So, Christmas decorating season is here. This is my absolute favorite time of year. I love decorating for the holidays and can’t wait until it’s time to get out the tree and set out the ornaments.
Between baking those amazing Christmas sweets and decorating, there’s always time for DIYing.
Let’s get started on some Christmas crafts with this collection of 20 easy wine bottle crafts that I’ve collected.
- 1. Glitter Holiday Message Bottles
- 2. Grinchy Bottles
- 3. Christmas Wine Bottle Lamps
- 4. Twined and Painted Bottles
- 5. Dressed Up Bottles
- 6. Glittery Embossed Bottles
- 7. Wine Bottle Christmas Tree
- 8. Candlestick Bottles
- 9. Frosted Luminaries
- 10. Sheet Music Covered Bottles
- 11. Snowflake Wine Bottle Light
- 12. Santa Face Bottles
- 13. White Snowflake Bottles
- 14. Wine Bottle Candlesticks
- 15. Snowmen Painted Bottles
- 16. Candy Cane Bottles
- 17. Penguin Wine Bottle
- 18. Wine Bottle Centerpiece
- 19. Multi-Colored Bottle Lamps
- 20. Santa’s Coat Wine Bottles
1. Glitter Holiday Message Bottles
Spread some holiday cheer and state your message beautifully with these lettered wine bottles. You just paint them in whatever color you want and then choose your message, which you add with cut out lettering.
These are gorgeous and such a lovely way to display your Christmas greenery or other foliage.
2. Grinchy Bottles
The Grinch is one of my favorite holiday movies, and I bet you love it, too. You can turn those empty wine bottles into whimsical renditions of your favorite Grinch characters.
Kids will adore these sitting around the mantel and they’re really easy to recreate, even if you’re not really an artist.
3. Christmas Wine Bottle Lamps
This is a great idea for wine bottles of all shapes and sizes. You just clean them up and put clear Christmas lights into them, effectively turning them into gorgeous holiday lamps that you can use to decorate any room.
You can, if you want to make the look permanent, drill a small hole in the back of the bottle at the bottom and feed the lights in so that there’s an easy place for the cord to come out.
4. Twined and Painted Bottles
These lovely white bottles have twine at the tops to give them a bit of a rustic look. You can paint them white and then add red decorations or lettering to create your own holiday message.
Fill them with sprigs of white and red berries to really finish off the look.
5. Dressed Up Bottles
These tiny little scarves and hats are perfect for decorating wine bottles, or just about anything else for that matter. You can paint your bottles first if you want, but you don’t have to.
This is a great way to decorate darker bottles. Just add a hat and scarf to each and they’re ready for winter playing.
6. Glittery Embossed Bottles
Here’s another take on the glittery message bottles. You can use glitter paint to create these and you simply tape on the letters that you want for your message before you paint the bottles.
Then remove the paint and you’ve got your message embossed. You’ll need spray glue, glitter, adhesive letters, and clear coat if you want. This is an easy and fun project that only takes about an hour from start to finish.
7. Wine Bottle Christmas Tree
How adorable is this Christmas tree made from wine bottles? If you’ve got different colored bottles, this would be a great way to incorporate them into your holiday decorating.
All lit up and ready to go, this tree is sure to be a great conversation starter at your holiday parties.
8. Candlestick Bottles
Paint your wine bottles to look like Santa, Frosty, or any other holiday themed character, or however you want, and then display them on tall candlesticks. I love how elegant this looks and you have so many possibilities!
9. Frosted Luminaries
The frosted look really makes these bottles look like winter décor, and the lights just give them a gorgeous glow. You can either use frosted bottles or frost your own if you don’t have any. Either way, this is sure to give you a gorgeous addition to your decorating.
10. Sheet Music Covered Bottles
Why is it that sheet music makes the best Christmas décor? I love these wine bottles covered in sheet music, and particularly with the greenery at the top.
The twine and tiny bells give them just the right vintage look, and they’re so very easy to make.
11. Snowflake Wine Bottle Light
I found this gorgeous snowflake light on Etsy, but you could easily recreate it. You’ll need a blue wine bottle or you’ll need to paint a bottle blue.
The snowflakes are white but you could also do silver if you prefer. Then you just add clear lights and embellish however you want. This is such a simple yet beautiful way to recycle those wine bottles.
12. Santa Face Bottles
Set your creativity loose and use it to create these adorable Santa face wine bottles. The red bottles really show off the white of Santa’s beard, which is painted but you could use cotton balls to make it a bit more lifelike if you wanted. Kids will adore these, and they make wonderful gifts.
13. White Snowflake Bottles
These bottles actually look as if they’ve been sitting out in the snow. The fake snow is a great addition to the already white bottles and really gives them an elegant look. Add red berry sprigs or a hint of silver or gold to really make them luxurious.
14. Wine Bottle Candlesticks
You don’t even have to paint or glitter up your wine bottles to give them a Christmas look. Clear bottles can be used as candlesticks, and when you dress them up with pine sprigs and pinecones, they give you the perfect Christmas décor. Add a taper candle to the top and you’re all done.
15. Snowmen Painted Bottles
Bring some extra whimsy into your holiday decorating with these adorable snowmen bottles. Paint your wine bottles white and then just add the face and any decorations that you want.
These are really easy and you can use them as candlesticks, vases, or just leave them sitting around.
16. Candy Cane Bottles
These wine bottles painted as candy canes are my absolute favorite! I love how elegant they look and you can do different patterns so they don’t all look the same.
Use red glitter and make them really elegant or you could use flat paint if you prefer to make them look a bit more traditional.
17. Penguin Wine Bottle
Your kids are going to adore these little penguins that you can easily make from a wine bottle. You’ll need to paint the bottle black if it’s not already, and then you just dress it up with some googly eyes, a scarf, and a hat.
He’s the cutest penguin ever, and he’s simple to create.
18. Wine Bottle Centerpiece
Use your wine bottles to create this amazing centerpiece. These are painted and glittered in red and gold for a really elegant Christmas look. You can pick up gold serving plates at Dollar Stores for about a dollar each to help create the look.
Add ribbons or other embellishments and really make them special.
19. Multi-Colored Bottle Lamps
Use multi-colored Christmas lights in clear or frosted wine bottles to create this stunning lamp. This is a great project for clear or colored bottles and it’s really easy.
You literally just have to put the lights in the bottle, and maybe tie on a red ribbon. It’s that easy to create beautiful DIY decorations with those empty bottles.
20. Santa’s Coat Wine Bottles
Paint wine bottles red and then dress them up like Santa’s coat. These are really cute and also very easy to make. A little twine at the top really sets them off, and you can use them in a number of ways.
Tie a few gold or silver bells on top or fill them with red or white berry sprigs.
I love crafting around this time of year. There are just so many ways to DIY your Christmas decorating, like these 40 Festive Dollar Store Christmas Decorations You Can Easily DIY.
I love trying each and every one of them.
I’ve got such a great collection of wine bottle crafts that will make your holiday decorating great fun.
If you drink wine, then you’ve got something to do with all those empty bottles. If you don’t drink it, you can find empty wine bottles for around a dollar each at yard sales, flea markets, and second hand stores.
Now, we’re going to look at some amazing ways to transform those wine bottles into these festively easy Christmas craft and decorating ideas.
While you’re thinking about how to DIY your Christmas decorating be sure to take a look at this great snowman wreath for the front door, too. You can make this the best DIY Christmas ever!
I am trying to find the supplies needed (particularly what kind of paint to use on the wine bottle) for a snowflake wine bottle centerpiece. Two bottles were painted silver and one is painted white. It looks like some kind of snowflake stickers are attached to the bottles before painting. Then some decorations are put in the bottles. Can you help?
i find placing the bottle overnight in vinegar to detach the label first works great, then place it in the oven at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes. Then gently paint a first coat using acrylic paint and place it in the oven again to cure. This will help adhere your stickers. Finally paint again, adhere your stickers and decopauge glue over top to keep them from coming off.
I've learned all this over the past two years. If you like to see some examples follow me on facebook at Barbie's Botanical Gifts page
I love your wine bottles. Please keep up the great work.
thanks so much for giving us such an opportunity I so wish to turn this to a business.
Hi there, I am not new to decorating empty drink bottles, yet would like to decorate my small whisky ones with themes for children. I already have so many things in mind!. Love all of the AWE- brilliant traditional ones above - they never lose their sincere greetings appeal in the holidays!. Is there anyway I can try and post my own examples on this site without having to register as an artist?, I am not at all qualified in crafts yet definitely have plenty of fresh ideas and burning ambition to inspire others to expand their own creative flow.
These are great ideas! I was wondering where you found the hat for the grinch bottle, though. It's hard to find a hat that size for a wine bottle! I've been looking for one for my own grinch bottle for a while. I'd appreciate any help you could offer!
You can also create your own personal customized lamp, all you need to make a customized lamp is throw in a strand of fairy lights or place a fluorescent bulb inside the bottle. This will provide a hint of light inside the room and make you room look elegant and luxurious.
You have great ideas Im not too good at this but I am trying to learn. Thanks.