11 awesome things to make using empty wine bottles
Because you've got enough of them lying around, that's for sure.
Since you're a student we're guessing you've got some empty cans and bottles lying around. Just a hunch.
Well, whilst those beer cans might be a bit of a lost cause, turns out your wine bottles may be ripe for reusing. But we aren't just talking recycling here. We're talking upcycling.
That's right, it's the craze that's sweeping the internet (or as a lot of people like to call it, Pinterest) and it's all about turning your rubbish in to functional, beautiful stuff.
In the case of wine bottles you can make art, light and even water your garden. So whether you're looking to decorate or innovate, your empty bottles could be just the ticket.
1. Sweet holdersSimply wash them out, soak the labels off and stick in some sweets to make a colourful, and tasty, counter filler.
2. A work of artWith a bit of clay and some bits and pieces of your choosing you can turn that dull mass-produced bottle into something worthy of display. Not only will it look great but you'll have fun along the way.
3. Some awesome lightingTrying to find something to do with those fairy lights in the months after Christmas? Well here's your solution. Stick them in you empties! And, if you're so inclined, decorate them a bit on the outside too. You'd be amazed what you can do with a bit of black tape.
4. A wrist accessory standThis one is pretty self explanatory. Stick your bracelets and bangles on top of the bottle. Bish, bash, bosh, space saved.
5. An automated water system for your gardenWant something a little more niche? Well have you got some plants that you never remember (or remember to be bothered) to water? Yes? Then simply put some water in a wine bottle, carefully turn it upside down and plunge it halfway in to the soil (trying your best not to spill it everywhere).
If all goes to plan (and you put in enough water to match the amount of soil it's going in to) the water will be gradually soaked up as needed. Perfect.