31 Days: Wine Bottle Tree! & Blog Hop

Check out all my post in my 31 days of New Uses for Old Things series so far!

I’m so excited to show you this Wine Bottle Tree! While on our 1 year anniversary visiting vineyards, we came across this wine bottle tree:

 

and figured we NEEDED it!

 

I looked at all the wine bottles we had on hand – some blue, some green, some clear…

Then I took off the labels. First, I filled a bottle with very HOT water, and let it sit for a few minutes. Next, I carefully peeled off the label, most of the time just using my fingernails, but I kept an exacto knife handy. This only works on labels that are stickers, NOT labels that are glued on – I stayed away from those! I found that some bottles were a lot easier than others.

Fun part! Piecing together the tree!!

No, I'm not pregnant - that's just weight I've gained my first year of marriage. :P

Then, adding white Christmas lights inside the bottles!

Here’s how it looks!!

Doesn't it look so festive!?!

 

Here it is, in the whole grand scheme of things:

 

I love the colors and light it adds to the outside! I’m hosting a Wine Tasting Party this weekend, so this is done just in time!

Have you found any ways to use wine bottles in your decor?

 

Blog Hop

This post is also part of my Take it on Tuesday series. Every Tuesday I post a project that I’ve done around my house in either decor or organization. Why? This is to motivate me to tackle projects or DIY crafts I’ve wanted to do for a long time.

I would also love to invite you each Tuesday for “Take it on Tuesday” to comment and tell me what projects you have taken on lately (and maybe post a link to your blog!).

Next week I’m going to start a Linky for “Take it on Tuesdays”! So, link up something you’ve done this week (in the comments) to show me you are interested in a blog hop!!

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