If you feel like making a DIY Christmas decoration but don’t want to put in a lot of effort, try this easy DIY wine bottle Christmas décor. #christmascraft #winebottle #winebottledecor #christmasdecoration #DIY #DIYchristmasdecor
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Easy DIY Wine Bottle Christmas Decor

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I must confess, I had a hard time forcing myself to make this easy DIY wine bottle Christmas decor. Why? Because I’m busy, friends! I have too much to do. I just took a four day weekend for Thanksgiving, and I didn’t even catch up with half of my projects. But, according to my calendar, Christmas is coming, so I need to add about five hundred more things to my to-do list, like Christmas baking. Great. At least I can drink wine for this one. Oh, who am I kidding, I can drink wine for all of them. I work from home!

One whole year ago, when I started the Frenzied Hostess (happy anniversary to me!), I knew I wanted to create DIY projects, but only ones that I could do really quickly. To celebrate that and get back to my goal, let me tell you why this easy DIY wine bottle Christmas decor actually is easy compared to other wine bottle crafts. First, you don’t have to cut a glass bottle. Seriously, take “easy” and “quick” out of the equation if you have to cut glass. Second, there’s no paint. Go away, paint. I don’t have time for you. Third, you don’t even have to put it away when you’re done. Toss it out. Bam! Sounds too easy, right? Let’s get started.

Easy DIY Wine Bottle Christmas Decor Instructions

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If you want to pull off the labels, go ahead.
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Food coloring goes in first so you don’t have to stir.
If you feel like making a DIY Christmas decoration but don’t want to put in a lot of effort, try this easy DIY wine bottle Christmas decor. #christmascraft #winebottle #winebottledecor #christmasdecoration #DIY #DIYchristmasdecor
Add water and it turns the color of your choice.
If you feel like making a DIY Christmas decoration but don’t want to put in a lot of effort, try this easy DIY wine bottle Christmas decor. #christmascraft #winebottle #winebottledecor #christmasdecoration #DIY #DIYchristmasdecor
Candle goes in the bottle. They fit, but you can push it down further to get it stuck if you want.
If you feel like making a DIY Christmas decoration but don’t want to put in a lot of effort, try this easy DIY wine bottle Christmas decor. #christmascraft #winebottle #winebottledecor #christmasdecoration #DIY #DIYchristmasdecor
If you don’t have dripping candles, take another one the same color and drip it instead.
If you feel like making a DIY Christmas decoration but don’t want to put in a lot of effort, try this easy DIY wine bottle Christmas decor. #christmascraft #winebottle #winebottledecor #christmasdecoration #DIY #DIYchristmasdecor
Beautiful messes.

 

1. Drink Lots of Wine

I had to get through three bottles on a Wednesday just to do this craft for you!** It doesn’t matter what wine you drink in this particular instance, because most likely your bottles are going to be clear or green, right? Sometimes you get a blue one or something, but you can see what you’re getting when you buy the wine so that shouldn’t be an issue. Clear and green both work in this case.  If you want to take your labels off, you can, but if you’re going to put them against a wall you don’t have to. One of mine still has a label on. Try to peel it off first; that top picture was from one pull, so it can work. Then put it in hot water to loosen it and scrape it off. It only takes a few minutes.

**I didn’t actually drink three bottles of wine on Wednesday. I did make a tasty sangria to sip and share.

2. Buy some long skinny candles.

Okay, so here’s where you can actually use some help other than looking at the pictures. Did you know taper candles are made specifically not to drip? It’s true. Do they actually drip? Only when you don’t want them to. So, you can use taper candles, or you can find drip candles like these. Yes, this is easy DIY wine bottle Christmas decor either way, but with drip candles you will seriously not be doing anything. Color-wise, I suggest Christmassy unless you have some other color scheme set up for the holidays.

3. Fill up your wine bottle with colored water. Or don’t.

I filled up the clear bottles with water and added food coloring. Well, actually, that’s backwards. I added food coloring, then filled it up with water. Who wants to stir things or shake up a full, open wine bottle? Not me. The green bottles I did nothing to. They’re already green. Good enough for me.

4. Stick a candle in the bottle.

Here is where you can be creative with your choice in color. Get wild. This is not a difficult process. Most taper candles will easily fit, but if yours doesn’t just work it around a little until it does.

5. Burn, burn, burn.

You should probably put your candle on something first, like newspaper or foil or plastic. You know, something you can throw away. Because that wax will get everywhere if you let it! If you bought the dripping candles, you’re done. Move directly to step six. If you didn’t, you can try a few things. First, you don’t want your candle straight. It should lean a little for more drip. If you only have one candle, take it out and drip it on the bottle every once in awhile. Or,  if you want to set it and forget it, use a second candle of the same color and melt the wax on the bottle candle for a few minutes. Both of them will then drip onto the bottle.

6. Do Something Else.

Sit back and relax, because your work is done. To finish up this easy DIY wine bottle Christmas decor, you can go do whatever else you want until the wax has run down enough to suit your pleasure and your candles are the height you want. Then blow out the candle. That’s it! I love a decoration that makes itself while I work. If you want to jazz it up a little, put a wine glass upside down with a Christmas ornament or candle underneath. Snazzy! I think I might put a whole row of them on a bookshelf, so I gotta go drink more wine…

If you feel like making a DIY Christmas decoration but don’t want to put in a lot of effort, try this easy DIY wine bottle Christmas decor. #christmascraft #winebottle #winebottledecor #christmasdecoration #DIY #DIYchristmasdecor

If you feel like making a DIY Christmas decoration but don’t want to put in a lot of effort, try this easy DIY wine bottle Christmas decor. #christmascraft #winebottle #winebottledecor #christmasdecoration #DIY #DIYchristmasdecor

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40 Comments

  1. Loved this idea! This looks beautiful and super easy at the same time. Will definitely love to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Oh thanks, I hope they come out well for you!

  2. robin rue says:

    What a cool craft idea. I always have empty wine bottles, so this is something that I would be able to make really easily.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      I think wine bottle crafts are the only ones I’m ever prepared for. Lol

  3. This was totally the thing to do in the 90’s growing up! I think I may still have a pack of drip candles that I got from a really cool store in the mall.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      I lived in the middle of nowhere growing up in the 90’s (like, zero stoplights, no mall) so I must have missed out on it!

  4. Well I certainly have enough empty wine bottles to make these 😉 These are so cute though and simple enough for a crafting newbie like myself.

  5. These look so good, it makes me want to drive up from Cincy to try it out under your guidance! Great pics in this article!

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Well that’s not too far, come on down!

  6. This is such a cute idea. I love crafts and home decor that is made using things you already have around the house. Making Christmas decor is my favorite!

  7. What a pretty craft idea, I would have never thought of this, but I’m definitely going to give it a try 🙂

  8. These are gorgeous and I love that it really is a super easy craft. Sometimes I go to start a project and it takes forever. I think these will be joining our holiday table this year.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Me too, my sewing machine has been sitting out for a month at least, just daring me to finish my niece’s baby blanket. Not gonna happen!

  9. How cool does that look? And from something so simple too! Very clever! I’ll have to buy a bottle of wine so I can drink it… I mean make this 🙂

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Lol, I won’t tell if you buy an extra bottle.

  10. You weren’t kidding about how easy these were to set up! Love that they don’t take much time to make. They also look perfect for the occasion!

  11. Haha drink lots of wine?! No problem done LOL! I love the wine bottle design that you created x

  12. reesa says:

    No way! What a great DIY idea! I would love to give this a try!

  13. Kristina says:

    This is a unique and cute design for Christmas using wine bottles! It looks very cool. I’d have to get some wine bottles from my in laws and make this.

  14. Journa Ramirez says:

    This Christmas craft looks so awesome and fun to make. So simple and adorable. Thank you for sharing!

  15. I like this DIY! So easy and colorful. Who doesn’t like to drink wine? For the DIY, of course!

  16. Jeanine says:

    I love this. It looks so gorgeous. I would love these on my mantel and I’m sure would really be a great gift idea too!

  17. Yes to this DIY wine bottle Christmas decor! It fits the occasion and I like the colors that you picked. It’s a great way to re-use old wine bottles!

  18. I have an empty bottle of wine or two around the house. This is such a great and easy way to add an element of texture and interest to my décor!

  19. What a fun idea! We are not big wine drinkers, or I’d probably be doing a ton of these projects with empty wine bottles.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      That’s fair, but if you still want to do them (not just this one, there’s so many cool things to do with wine bottles) should join your neighborhood’s Facebook page. Then you can ask your neighbors to keep them for you. Our entire subdivision is currently saving up for one gal. It’s easier than asking family members since they don’t have to drive them around!

  20. This is too cute! I actually have a few bottles that I could try this with. I knew i hung on to them for a reason

  21. I like the first step. “Drink lots of wine.” Hahaha. What a good craft. Fun from start to finish.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      That’s my first step to everything. 🙂

  22. I’ve always loved candle waxed wine bottles. They remind of this restaurant I used to eat at when I was a kid. I always wanted to create them myself at home. Guess In need to start drinking some more wine.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Sure, there’s always an excuse to drink more wine.

  23. That’s a really cute way to repurpose your wine bottles. I usually just put mine in the recycling container. I would definitely try this out and give it as a gift.

    1. Beth Davidson says:

      Lol, if I gave this as a gift my friends would be irritated the wine was gone!

  24. So adorable! Iremember making these with Chianti bottles! I love the colors of wax you used. I also like the first step!!

  25. what a cool idea! it’s sure to set the mood at any party.

  26. TColeman says:

    This is such a cute craft to do with an empty wine bottle instead of throwing it out. I am definitely going to be doing this!

  27. I don’t think I’m allowed to drink a lot of wine at the moment but that sounds like a great diy project. Quite easy and simple to do too.

  28. I would fail miserably on the first step since I’m not a very wine person but I like this crafting idea and how it turns out.

  29. This is such a fun idea! I love the festive colors and have some favorite wines with beautiful bottles for this craft.

  30. Faith Roxas says:

    Wow!! This is such a great idea for Christmas decoration.I will definitely try to make this. Perfect for our kitchen. You did a great job!!

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