wikiHow to Make Twine Wrapped Vases from Wine Bottles

Two Parts:Sourcing the basicsMaking the twine wrapped vase

Old wine bottles can be glammed up and reused by adding twine in a decorative way. Once completed, the bottles can be used as vases or simply placed on a shelf as a decoration. This is a great rainy day project and all you'll need is a ball or yarn or twine and an empty bottle of wine.

Part 1
Sourcing the basics

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    Select an empty bottle of wine. Likely you'll find one under your sink, in the basement, or in the garage. If not, try a local thrift store or a recycling depot. Wash the bottle well, to remove any stains or dust; use a good detergent. You can sand it with fine sandpaper if it is rough anywhere.
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    Acquire a ball of twine or yard. Choose whichever you have.
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    Prepare a glue gun. Alternatively, use any other craft adhesive that would be suitable.

Part 2
Making the twine wrapped vase

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    Starting at bottom of the bottle, spread the glue on the surface of the bottle in sections. Begin to wrap the twine over the first section of glue, holding in it place to ensure that it sits evenly and is closely aligned.
    • In place of glue, you can use Mod Podge if preferred.
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    Continue adding glue in sections, allowing you to slowly progress in wrapping the bottle with twine. Make sure that there are no spaces left between the coils you've added.
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    Continue wrapping the bottle until you reach the end or top of the bottle.
    • Let the adhesive dry completely.
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    Cut the end off the twine when you've completed the wrapping.
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    Get a lighter.
    • Briefly expose the loose twine to the flame.
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    Completed. Now your vase is ready; you can put flowers or a candle into the bottle if you like.
    • If you'd like to protect the twine wrapping for longer, you can seal it with Mod Podge. This is entirely optional.
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    Place your beautiful vase onto a table or use as a centerpiece.

Things You'll Need

  • Wine bottle
  • A ball of twine or yarn
  • Adhesive/glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Lighter
  • Mod Podge (optional)


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Categories: Glass and Stained Glass Projects