Tiki Wine Bottles

What do you do when you drink lots of wine and save your wine bottles??? You make “Tiki Wine Bottles”. It is super easy and you can turn any patio or porch into a cozy place to spend those nice summer evenings.

wine Bottle oil lamps


First thing you want to do is torture yourself by soaking and removing all those sticky wine labels. This was by far the worse part of the whole project. After I got all the labels off I set them out in the sun to dry.

Wine bottle craft

Once all the bottles were dry I spray painted them using a variety of colors. The possibilities are endless with this project.

Spray paint bottles


I let the bottles dry for a couple days. Then it was time to decorate. I used a variety of burlap, burlap ribbon, twine and embellishments. Ā I split my bottles up in groups of three and coordinated the colors and started decorating.

Oil Lamp wine bottles


Wine bottles

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Decorate wine bottles

Make outdoor oil lamps


Make tiki torch


Outdoor oil lamp

There are so many things you can do with these decorated wine bottles. If you don’t want to make an oil lamp out of them you can always pour sand in them so they don’t fall over easily. And, just enjoy them as decor.

Or you can put some water in them and put in some wild flowers. Ohhhh!! The ideas.

Wine bottle decor

I have a few wine candle holders and some wine bottle tiki light wicks that I will be using.

wine bottle tiki lamps

I will be making wicks for the bottles so stay tuned for that tutorial. I hope you are inspired to keep that next empty bottle of wine and make a tiki wine bottle to light your deck. It will be the perfect lighting for that next glass of wine. šŸ˜‰

Update* Learn how to make the wicks—-> HERE

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Lovely comments

  1. says

    Whoa girl, you have been busy! So many cute and different touches, they all look great! I was hoping you had a magic solution for removing the labels, darn! I want to make something with wine bottles as they seem to accumulate around our house, ahem, might have to try your cute method! Signed up to follow you with blog lovin,

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Your so funny, Jenna! I wish a had a magic solution to remove those darn labels. Some came off so easy and others about had me drinking. lol…I soaked them in hot water and then used some goo gone it seemed to help remove the labels. If I find a magic solution I will let you know šŸ˜‰

      • Judy Parkey says

        I fill them with HOT water, cork or cap the bottle, put in a stock pot and boil. Once it gets hot enough the cork will shoot off. Let them boil for a little bit. The paper will then loosen. Sometimes they will lift right off and sometimes not. If necessary I then use goo be gone and an old steak knife and scrape off.

    • Gussie says

      You can get most any label off by soaking to get the paper off then spraying with WD-40 or cooking spray, or even just pour a little baby or olive oil on the sticky part and smear it around. Let that soak in, then use a regular kitchen scrubby to clean it in hot soapy water.

      • Marj. says

        I soak mine (wrapped in wet clothes) remove the labels by scaping with a dull knife and then I remove the glue using one of those soap wands that olds soap and has a scratchy pad pn the end of it.

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Absolutely, Kristin! If we only lived closer we could have quite the wine bottle collection šŸ˜‰

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Haha…you are so funny, DeDe!! It’s pretty bad when you know the wine by the bottle šŸ˜‰

  2. says

    I have a bag of used bottles in my garage, thinking I would do something fun with them. I love how yours look…can’t believe how well they take the spray paint. Well, you’ve given me great ideas and motivation…Thanks!

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Thanks, Gail! You do have to be careful not to knick the bottles too much but they have held up real well so far.

  3. says

    Wow I love these and love the color combos you used as well as all of the beautiful embellishments! I have quite a few bottles sitting around waiting for a project like this . . . looking forward to how you make the wicks, etc. Also, I used Goof Off to remove the gummy residue — works instantly, just have to do it outside because the fumes are pretty bad.

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Girl…I’m a week late as well…LOL!! And, come on over I need to empty more wine bottles…;-)

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Thanks, Karen! No special spray paint. I just bought Valspar spray paint from Lowe’s.

  4. says

    Those are amazing. I think I might be able to make something like that! Not as good as your’s, of course. You have an awesome talent. I have looked at some of your previous posts. I followed you on Pinterest and BlogLovin.

  5. Carrie From Carrie This Home says

    What a great way to repurpose wine bottles! I’ll have to try this sometime! Thank you so much for linking this up to Frugal Crafty Home! I hope to see you back next week!

  6. Laurie Brickham says

    Very impressed and the possibilities are endless for colors…..or a blending of colors on each bottle. Going to try!

  7. organized31 says

    I kept saying, “Ooh, that’s my favorite!” until I scrolled down to the next photo when I’d repeat, “Ooh, that’s my favorite!”. They’re all lovely. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

  8. says

    These are fantastic! I used to save my wine bottles too just for something like this then I had kids and tossed them all. Guess I need to start drinking more again!

  9. Barb says

    I found, why take the labels off. They are just going to be covered with pretty stuff :)
    ok now what do we do? How do we add wicks and where do we get it?

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Very true, Barb! I just didn’t want any moisture lifting the labels and peeling the paint. I will be blogging about how to make the wicks this weekend. I am in the process of doing that now.

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      This was so easy, Denise! I will be blogging about how to make the wicks this weekend.

  10. Michelle says

    These are amazing! I’m in the beginning stages of trying these for a bridal shower for my best friend. Did you know if you put a wine bottle in an oven preheated to 350 for 5 minutes, the label will come right off? (THis is the case for about 90% of the bottles I’ve tried. On others, the label will still leave some residue, but goo gone took care of that with ease. LOVE THESE!!!! Thanks for sharing

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Thanks, Michelle! They will be amazing for a bridal shower. I just made wicks for mine and they light up my back patio perfectly. Thanks for the label removal tip! šŸ˜‰

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Thanks, Beverly! The flowers are just embellishments I bought at Hobby Lobby. They come in packages of different colors and designs.

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Thanks, Sunny! I did use a hot glue gun to attach everything to the wine bottles.

      • Julie says

        Did the finished tiki torch wine bottle uphold to the rain?? Just wondering if the decorations stayed in place???

        • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

          Hi Julie! I don’t leave them outside unless I am out on the patio. I don’t want them falling over with lamp oil in them.

          • Julie says

            Thanks for the response!! I want to make these but then have them mounted to the deck..time to experiment!!

  11. Antoinette says

    Did you post the tutorial for making the tiki wine oil lamps? I love your decorated wine bottles! I want to make the oil lamps and have been searching for instructions.

  12. Jessica says

    Where are you getting the different types of burlap? I was not able to locate all these types in my craft store. Also, are the burlap flowers store bought or did you make those??? Dye cut?

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Thank you so much, Jessica! I found the different burlap and flowers at Hobby Lobby.

  13. Liz Hatch says

    To take labels off soak in hot water dish soap and liquid fabric softener the start coming off real easy in about 5 minutes. Very easy and smells good!

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      I’ve just used regular Krylon spray paint from Lowes. Make sure your bottles are clean and very dry. Hold the can 12″ from bottle and let dry good between coats.

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com says

      Thank you so much, Janet! Have you signed up for my newsletter? It will keep you up-to-date on any new creations.



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