New Use for Empty Wine Bottles

Wine Bottle Planter

I love the look of this simple glass planter made from an empty wine bottle. The best part is that it’s incredibly simple to make. All you need to do is remove the label and cut the bottle in half. For instructions on how to do that, visit HomeMade Modern (they even have a video showing you how to do it)

The best part, is that if you poke a few holes in the cork at the mouth of the bottle, any excess water will drain into the base of the planter. I’d also be interested to see if you could make it a self-watering planter simply by filling up the bottom of the bottle and letting the water seep up.

Wine Bottle Planters

What do you think of this idea? (Don’t forget to check out more of our new uses for wine bottles and other recyclable items.)


  1. Al Mahsiri

    Great idea!
    so simple, and creative :)

    March 6, 2013 at 1:47 pm
  2. Vanessa Santiago

    It looks somewhat dangerous to do…

    March 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm
  3. Al Mahsiri

    We may use pretty plastic bottles, that would be less dangerous

    March 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm
  4. Kristin Appenbrink

    Vanessa, you’ll definitely want to take safety precautions, and it’s a project that adults should do, but it can be done easily if you’re careful. Al, suggestion of plastic bottles would also work.

    March 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm
  5. Penny Roach

    So simple and creative. They are very clean and a great way to repurpose!

    Penny at Green Moms and Kids

    March 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm
  6. Vanessa

    What a simple and great idea, making a difference one bottle at a time.

    March 6, 2013 at 5:47 pm
  7. Www.Wine101Shop.Com

    Excellent post. I definitely love this site.


    August 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm

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