I must assume that if you are reading this blog then you probably drink wine. If you drink wine then you probably have a plethora of empty wine bottles and corks lying around needing a job to do. Well this holiday season, put them to work! Everyone loves a homemade present and there are so many things you can do with old bottles and corks! A quick glance at the Talley Vineyard Pinterest page (yes, we have an awesome Pinterest page) would provide a bunch of great ideas for repurposing, upcycling and sustaining.
Use our Pinterest page as an inspiration for your holiday gift list! You'll see ideas like hanging bottle lights for your patio, cut glass planters for herbs and flattened bottles for a cheese tray or spoon rest. My boyfriend and I have made a lot of fun crafts from old wine bottles, including water glasses, candle holders, vases and lamps. Once you learn how to correctly (and safely) cut a wine bottle the possibilities are endless for what you can create. There is also a great tutorial on how to make a candle for a cut wine bottle!
There are many crafts to do with corks as well. Projects like gluing corks together to shape a Christmas tree ornament, or securing them into a large picture frame for a bulletin board or into a small picture frame for some cute coasters. We also have great ideas for other crafts using wine barrels, pallets and more.
While you're on our Pinterest page check out some of our other boards, like food pairings, cheese plates, gardening tips, and our favorite places and spaces on the Central Coast. If you enjoy pinning, you're sure to find something just for you! And remember, make this year extra special with some homemade, upcycled gifts for your loved ones. Happy Pinning!