Tiki Wine Bottles

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.  I split my bottles up in groups of three and coordinated the colors and started decorating.

Oil Lamp wine bottles


Wine bottles

make oil lamps


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. ;-)

Most Recent GGP posts:
~Design your life with a little SPARKLE~

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.


  1. Great idea! Love those fabulous colors. These would be such a great hostess gift!

  2. 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 :

      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 ;-)

    • 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.

      • 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.

  3. These are so pretty! My favorites are the ones with the aquas and pinks!

  4. I love the combinations and the possibilities!

  5. How fun are these?? I need to come back to see how you finished them off! So pretty!

  6. These are so neat! Love the idea. Great way to recycle.

  7. So pretty! I’m pinning this one and can’t wait for your tutorial on making the wicks!

  8. What a great idea! I love how all of the bottles turned out…so pretty!

  9. OMG these are so stinking cute!!! Next time you need help drinking the wine give me a ring :) ha ha

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

      Absolutely, Kristin! If we only lived closer we could have quite the wine bottle collection ;-)

  10. Denyse, I LOVE these, they look beautiful! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a wonderful week!

  11. These are adorable! I see we have the same taste in wine! I love the Riesling in the blue bottle! Lol!

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

      Haha…you are so funny, DeDe!! It’s pretty bad when you know the wine by the bottle ;-)

  12. They turned out fantastic! I love all the colors you have chosen to use. So bright and perfect for summer.

  13. Clever, clever! Pinned it! Thanks!

  14. 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 :

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

  15. Love these, especially with the addition of the burlap. I’m off to the store to buy some wine! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  16. What a clever idea. I do something similar but not with all the decorating. These are adorable.
    Can’t wait for the tutorial on making wicks.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  17. 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.

  18. Denyse!!! I am late this week but I made it. These turned out GRAT – I love all of the color combos {and grrrl, I’m coming to party at YOUR house, btw! LOL}. Pinning!! xoxo

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

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

  19. Love, love, love them! Did you use any special type of spray paint?

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

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

  20. Do you just pour the tiki oil in the bottle and add a wick?

  21. Have you linked up with the Friday Flash Blog Linky Party yet? Link up your ONE best post of the week and check out other people’s awesome entries. You may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

  22. OMG this would be a perfect decor idea for my wedding !!

  23. 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.

  24. Carrie From Carrie This Home :

    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!

  25. Laurie Brickham :

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

  26. what a neat idea, I just love it & will have to try it, have a few wine bottles (empty of coarse) around. thanks foe sharing

  27. These are beautiful, love them all :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays, featuring and pinning your post this week :)

  28. organized31 :

    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.

  29. What a great idea for upcycling bottles! Thanks for linking up with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  30. 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!

  31. 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 :

      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.

  32. Great way to use up those left over wine bottles Denyse. They look fabulous… thanks for linking them up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  33. THanks for linking to Pin It Forward Fridays!! Those are adorable!! I don’t save my win bottles because I’m never crafty enough beyond sticking a candle in the top of them. I may be able to manage this though!

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

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

  34. These are FABULOUS…LOVE LOVE LOVE them…more excuses for drinking wine : ) LOL!!! hugs and tfs!

  35. These are fun, I often make wine tags, but hadn’t thought of upcycled a used wine bottle.

  36. 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 :

      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! ;-)

  37. These are beautiful! Do you have instructions on making the flowers?

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

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

  38. sunny roberts :

    love this how do you get the burlap to stay on the bottle did you use a hot glue gun

    • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

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

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

        • glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com :

          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.

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

  39. Gorgeous!!
    I think your bottles are fantastic. I would love to invite you to link them for all to see on my Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party taking place over on my blog today. You can find the party HERE
    Marigolds’ Loft

  40. What an amazing array of bottles! I love them. Visiting from the Tutorial Thursdays hop at Marigold’s Loft!

  41. Thank you so much for visiting and linking your wonderful bottles to this weeks Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party. I look forward to seeing more of your crafts there next time :)
    Marigolds’ Loft

  42. These look so great! you may have already answered this but where did you get the embellishments?

  43. 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.

  44. Beautiful!

  45. Love!!!
    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 :

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

  46. Those look great!

  47. 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!

  48. What kind of paint did you use. I have tried this before and the paint scratched off


  1. [...] Jar Chandelier from Twelve O Eight 14. Wedding Table Decor from Here Comes the Sun 15.  Tiki Wine Bottles from Glitter Glue and Paint 16. Guest-Made Scrapbook Page Centerpices from Small Things with [...]

  2. [...] first featured post from last weeks blog hop is this cute Tiki Wine Bottle project from Glitter Glue and Paint.  She gave so many ideas and possibilities that this craft can fit anyone’s tastes!  Of [...]

  3. [...] DIY Tiki Wine Bottles by Glitter Glue and Paint [...]

  4. [...] the use of  burlap, burlap ribbon, twine and embellishments  with these Tiki Wine Bottles from Glitter, Glue & [...]

  5. [...] Glitter, Glue, and Paint has a use for those discarded wine bottles—paint them and turn them into decorations. [...]

  6. [...] is not to love about these Tiki Wine Bottles that the talented Denyse created over at Glitter, Glue and Paint.   You need to go over and see how she crafted the tops to make tiki torches out of these [...]

  7. [...] making “Tiki Wine Bottles” and posting them on Hometalk my clips and pins went crazy. I was so giddy at the response I [...]

  8. [...] a Closet     ~Design your life with a little SPARKLE~ If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a [...]

  9. […] what. Then one day it came to me and I went with it. It’s summer so let’s go make some Tiki Wine Bottles, this is just one of the many I decorated. And, you can’t have Tiki Wine […]

  10. […] Jar Chandelier from Twelve O Eight Wedding Table Decor from Here Comes the Sun  Tiki Wine Bottles from Glitter Glue and Paint Guest-Made Scrapbook Page Centerpices from Small Things with […]

  11. […] we have a decorative wine bottle tiki torch tutorial… from ‘Glitter Glue and Paint’… definitely for the craftier gardener. So […]

  12. […] When I started this project I felt like I had to really have a plan. I can show you how to decorate wine bottles all day long but what fun is it to have “Tiki Wine Bottles” without wicks. Once I had it all figured out it was time to put it all in place. Last week I showed you how to make “Tiki Wine Bottles”. If you missed it, no worries, click ———————> HERE […]

  13. […] you follow me then you know my love for decorating wine bottles. If not you can visit here. When I saw what Maggie did at Love Nerds, I screeched! Some paint and a sharpie and you can have […]

  14. […] Credit: armchairsommelier.wordpress.com, instructables.com, glitterglueandpaint.com, […]

  15. […] Credit: armchairsommelier.wordpress.com, instructables.com, glitterglueandpaint.com, […]

Leave a Reply