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.
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.
Once all the bottles were dry I spray painted them using a variety of colors. The possibilities are endless with this project.
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.
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.
I have a few wine candle holders and some wine bottle tiki light wicks that I will be using.
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.
Update* Learn how to make the wicks—-> HERE