I happen to like wine, and I like to be crafty. I felt like there must be something I can make out of my empty wine bottles, right? Oh there is. There are a TON of crafts on Pinterest using wine bottles. This wine bottle wall décor is my first one.
To start, I picked some of the rather large wine bottles I had for this craft. I painted them with white acrylic paint and a brush. If I had to do this again, I’d probably recommend some kind of spray paint. After they were dry, I used some left over burlap ribbon to spruce up the bottle a bit.
Then I began my search for some kind of wood that I could attach the bottles too. Who knew that Michael’s sells nice, weathered looking wooden boards? I bought two of them and then headed to the hardware store.
I bought two different kinds of hardware: 2 hole pipe strap and stainless steel clamps. They were both in the plumbing section. I already had screws of various sizes at home that I could experiment with.
I intended to use the 2 hole pipe strap to go around the neck of the bottles and into the wood. Then they would just kind of hang gracefully. Nope. They didn’t fit quite right, and there was no way the bottle was going to be stable enough.
On to the steel clamps! Now, I’m not gonna lie. There were six in the package and I managed to ruin four of them before I figured out how to actually screw them to the wood without ruining them. The method I ended up using was to take a screwdriver and wedge it in one of the slats on the clamp and kind of work it in there to make a hole big enough for the screw. I’ll warn you that the steel clamps are sharp! Definitely needed a couple of Band-Aids. I recommend not doing this on carpet; my screws were a little too long and ended up going through the back of the wood board a bit.
Once I managed to get the clamps screwed to the wood, I fastened them around the body of the bottle. Then I hung the boards on a wall in my kitchen and inserted some faux flowers. Ta-da!
This was more challenging than I anticipated, but I do love them. Have you tried to make something like this? Let me know how it went or what you found to be the best method!