Upcycling inspiration for your old wine bottles

From time to time you might find yourself with an excess of bottles at home; perhaps you’ve had a party… or maybe it’s just another Tuesday night.

Whatever the reason, you might be surprised at the number of ways these colourful glass beauties can be cleaned up and turned into very usable homewares.


If you’re interested in creating your own soy candles then recycled glass bottles could be the perfect vessel.

Find inspiration from these Australian-made stunners at ThisLight.

Recycled glass candle holders from ThisLight.


For an eye-catching and rustic idea for a cheese platter – and let’s face it, what’s a better wine accompaniment than more wine – here’s an idea.

When the perfect wine accompaniment is, simply, more wine. Picture: Dessin Creations

Dessin Creations uses old bottles to create gorgeous cheese and cracker boards for entertaining.

Pendant lights

We bet you never thought to hang your used wine bottles around the room from string or rope in a nod to chic pendant lighting, did you?

The hand-crafted beauties are made in Spain and shipped around the world.

Drinking glasses

Gorgeous heavy glasses can be created from items you’d normally throw in the recycling – all you need is the know-how.

A gorgeous set of glasses could come from that depressing pile of recycling. Picture: MyTrueHome

These creations come from traditional, green-tinted wine bottles, but you could use any kind of glass bottle you like.

Originally published as Upcycling inspiration for your old wine bottles by Erinna Giblin. Author at realestate.com.au.