Galentine’s Day—or Palentine’s Day!—is almost here. Who’s ready to gather with besties and celebrate friendship with a night in? ✋✋✋ To fancy things up a little, we suggest these easy upcycled wine bottles. You can make them beforehand and use them for Galentine’s Day party decorations or favors, or make your event an arty party and DIY together. (Get more ideas for party themes here.) Here’s how simple they are to make…
How to upcycle wine bottles
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
empty wine bottles
Hallmark wrapping paper
coordinating spray paint (matte or glossy)
craft knife (a fresh blade will make your life easier)
decoupage glue (matte or glossy—you can match or contrast the spray paint)
sponge brush or paintbrush
newspaper (to cover your work surface)
Use your favorite Pinterest method to get the labels off the wine bottle (soak in water with dish soap or baking soda, run through the dishwasher, peel off dry and cover with mayo, whatever). Make sure the bottle is squeaky clean.
Spray paint the bottles and let them dry.
Put the bottle on a dowel and you can paint the whole thing and stick it in the ground or a planter to dry.
Another pro tip
If you’re going to craft with your pals, you can paint the bottles ahead of time to make things easier.
Grab your gift wrap and start cutting. You can cut out:
- designs and icons from the pattern
- shapes and strips from solid or patterned paper
- a solid band to wrap around the base
When you’ve got your paper ready to go, decoupage the bottle.
- Choose a piece of paper to start with.
- Brush the decoupage glue on the back of the paper and place it on the bottle.
- Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles.
- Repeat until you’ve finished adding, then paint a layer of glue over the whole design.
- Leave it alone to let it dry. Maybe go empty another wine bottle.
More Galentine’s Day party decoration ideas
- Instead of gift wrap, use tissue paper for a stained-glass effect.
- Or cut out words and pictures from magazines to make a bottle-shaped vision board.
- Use different bottles in varying heights to create tablescapes or vignettes for a shelf or dresser.
- Put candlesticks in tops of the bottles. If you want to go retro-fabulous, light additional candles and drip wax down the sides.
- Add real or artificial flowers for Galentine’s Day decorations or party favors.
Looking for more Galentine’s Day party inspo?
- Make sweet potpourri sachets
- Create adorable planter wraps
- Throw an Insta-worthy brunch
- Make more art with hearts
- Check out our friends at Hallmark.com for even more ideas
- OH, and give your friends some grown-up Valentine’s.
Show us your Galentine’s Day party decorations, won’t you? Tag us on Instagram at think.make.share.