I have always loved all the different ideas on Pinterest for DIY wine bottle decor. Paul and Mary Kay (my in-laws) have some pretty cool displays of wine bottles in their house. Like they have empty wine bottles on the top shelves of their kitchen cabinets and they have a few wine bottles hanging on display with Christmas lights. With my love of wine, and Dan’s love of glowy lights, clearly our home needed its own wine decor.
Dan and I like our DIY projects to be easy and inexpensive. Luckily for us, we already had quite a few sets of Christmas lights leftover from our wedding reception. Plus I drink a decent amount of wine, and I made a lot of sangria over the summer, so it was easy to save up pretty wine bottles.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve seen a few pictures of our DIY wine bottle decor on the mantle above our fireplace. Dan put it together in two sets of four, so for awhile the mantle was uneven until I got around to drinking four more bottles of wine.
Honestly, this project is so easy that I feel like writing out steps for it is almost insulting. BUT considering how many complicated DIY wine bottle crafts I’ve seen, I will include the steps just to prove anyone could do this at home.
1) Save empty wine bottles. If you’re like us, you can also save an empty rum bottle from your honeymoon to Puerto Rico. Rinse them out really well and let them dry completely.
2) Space out your Christmas lights and wine bottles. Determine approximately how much length should go between two bottles and in each bottle.
3) VERY CAREFULLY (seriously, Dan dropped these so many times–thank goodness none of them broke) thread the lights into the wine bottles. Do this by taking a section of lights, folding it in half, and carefully placing the folded end into the wine bottle.
4) VERY CAREFULLY (again, there was dropping with both the threading and the arranging) arrange the wine bottles on display.
5) This step is optional, but we set up our lights on a timer.
What do you think? I currently have two more empty wine bottles, but I haven’t decided what to do with them. Any ideas?