There are many interesting wine bottle crafts that you could make out of empty bottles you have accumulated. These bottles are made of strong materials and they also come in attractive colors. If you have collected a whole lot of these graceful looking bottles then you will easily be able to create all sorts of things out of them. You can make a whole lot of decorative and useful things out of these bottles as long as you have some creativity.
Some of the really easy wine bottle crafts include a lamp, a votive candle holder, a wind chime and a vase. If you feel really up to the challenge you could also make a beautiful chandelier out of your collection of bottles. Melting the bottles into free-form shapes gives you the opportunity to make unusual vases and artifacts. Also known as slumping, this is usually done in a potter’s kiln because you’ll need high temperatures for the job.
If you are really good with your hands and with tools then you just need to have the right information on how to make different wine bottle crafts. Glass is not an easy material to work it, particularly since it can break easily if it is not handled in the correct manner. You’ll definitely need to be able to cut glass or drill holes into it in order to make a variety of things. For instance, a regular wine bottle can only be used as a bud vase; it should have its neck cut off in order to accommodate more flowers.
You’ll need a few specialized tools in order to work with this material. Most hobbyists have a tile cutter or a buffer wheel at home. A power drill should be equipped with a special glass-cutting tip in order to work on glass. A special glass-cutting wet saw will be required to cut wine bottles into the right shapes. You should also consider learning about the art of decoupage so that you can decorate your glass bottles properly.
You need to be very careful when working on glass. Since this material breaks easily you need to wear protective gear such as goggles and gloves before you start to work on them. You will also probably need a sufficient number of bottles (even beer bottles will do) so that you can get the hang of working on this material. You’ll be really pleased with the results of wine bottle crafts.