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Devoted September 2016

Wine bottle centerpieces?

Ashley, on November 18, 2015 at 9:55 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 18
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So I randomly scored 60 free empty wine bottles from a local wine tasting and was thinking of using them somehow for centerpieces...but have no idea what to do with them! They're all different colors (mainly the dark green) and shapes. Our colors are blush, cream, green, champagne, neutrals and would probably have enough for about 5-6 per table. I've looked some on pinterest but worry about it looking odd or tacky. Any ideas from you super creative diy folks?

They also gave me 16 little see-through antique green glass teacups! But have no idea how to incorporate those.

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  • Diana
    Super September 2016
    Diana ·
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    Oooo, I would love to see a picture of the green glass teacups...

    I will be using wine bottles for my 2nd reception as centerpieces. I will be wrapping one with yarn/string (so many pictures of this on pinterest btw), and spray painting another with gold.

    I would suggest either wrapping them in cream and blush yarn, or spray painting them, adding some stems in them, add little candles in your tea cups and surround around the wine bottles.

    There are so many options

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  • Lauren73016
    Super July 2016
    Lauren73016 ·
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    What about something like this:

    http://wedwebtalks.com/2014/09/beautiful-wedding-centerpieces-with-wine-bottles/green-diy-wedding-centerpieces-with-wine-bottles/

    You could do the ribbon in blush or cream to go with your wedding colors.

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  • RJmargo
    Master May 2016
    RJmargo ·
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    I like the pp's ideas. Since you only have 16 of the tea cups, maybe use those for the sweetheart or head table. For all the other tables maybe put candles around the wine bottles.

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  • Princess Consuela
    Master November 2015
    Princess Consuela ·
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    I wanted to do these, but they require cutting the bottle. They would probably look good without cutting them though!


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  • Colleen
    Expert April 2016
    Colleen ·
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    I would suggest playing around with them and spray paint the bottles a champagne/gold color that would look nice with blush, cream flowers. If you are doing round tables that fit 10 ppl I would suggest doing 3 bottles, hopefully they are different sizes as I think that looks best. Maybe you can use these for your bridal shower if you get stuck and aren't sure what to do with them for your wedding. Pinterest is the best! Best of luck!


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  • MrsMem<3
    Expert May 2016
    MrsMem<3 ·
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    We are using bottles too! ( ours our vodka bottles but highly resemble wine bottles; I work for a liquor distributor) We spray painted them in our wedding colors and we are just putting a rose in each. very simple.

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    I had a friend do this at her wedding:


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  • Christina
    Master October 2017
    Christina ·
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    @Ashley ~ I wouldn't think you'd need 5-6 / table. I like the idea of using them as the table number, or something like the below!




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  • Staci
    Master September 2014
    Staci ·
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    Here's what we did. We also had little LED lights that we dropped into the bottom.

    Be careful with the candles, the glass can get too hot if you don't do it right.


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  • Christine
    Master October 2015
    Christine ·
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    I've done wine bottle centerpieces at home and they really do look great, with flowers or candles.

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  • M
    Master July 2015
    m ·
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    These were ours:



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  • KGroenwold
    Super October 2015
    KGroenwold ·
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    Speaking from someone who cut the bottoms off of 7 dozen wine bottles...don't. just don't.

    A) Labels are a son of a b*tch to get off. I thought this would be the easiest part. 'Twas a lie.

    B) Dangerous - we tried every option to get the bottoms off, the easiest was the string, acetone, fire, ice bath one. Do this outside. Wear tight fit clothes, get some gloves.

    C) Sanding - once you have finally removed the bottom of these little buggers comes the most tedious part - sanding the edges smooth. I gave up. We ended sticking them inside our succulent planter boxes cause it was so not worth it.

    You have some great suggestions about with spray painting, or flowers inside, but please for the love of all things good, save yourself from this torture.

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  • MzRosaLu
    Master July 2016
    MzRosaLu ·
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    We are doing wine bottle centerpieces as well because we already had a bunch of bottles that FH was painting at home for fun (he's an artist). These are some suggestions our DOC likes, but we haven't finalized our plans yet. (Pic 1Smiley smile


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  • MzRosaLu
    Master July 2016
    MzRosaLu ·
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    Pic 2:


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  • Kathleen
    Devoted March 2015
    Kathleen ·
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    We used wine bottles as table numbers and doubled as our thank you note. Smiley smile


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  • Allison
    Master May 2015
    Allison ·
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    These are what we did. they had twinkle lights in them, which can add up, but you can always add a lot more candles! The second picture focuses on the candles we made, but you can see the twinkle in the bottles behind them.

    Also, I used a different method rather than the string and acetone we cut every. single. bottle. we had. and it was really easy! Boiling water and ice cold water, a score, and sandpaper will do the trick! no joke, we could get 20 done in an hour I'm sure. Its the shock method. you buy a $10 score thingy from amazon (if you're really interested I can find out the one I used), score it where you want to cut, boil water and use a pitcher with water and ice. Have your FH boil it up to the score line for about 20 seconds, then pour the ice water on it. Most of the time it only took one shock to do it and the bottom would come off. Have extras, because yes, sometimes it cuts crooked or cracks up the side a bit. Let them cool and do a light sand around the bottom of the bottle



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  • annakay511
    Master July 2015
    annakay511 ·
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    I love @lauren's suggestion of using them as they are (green) as vases for your flowers, and adding blush or cream ribbon to them to match your colors!

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  • Anastasiya
    Just Said Yes May 2016
    Anastasiya ·
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    I am so excited to see many people are using wine bottles as centerpieces! Our wedding will be at a vineyard, so we are painting the bottles in silver and purple (our wedding colors). Also, plan to put a flower(s), but still deciding which ones. Also, the arrangement will rest on a round mirror surrounded by small candles. We plan to use two bottles and insert a table number in a cork in one of them. I only have a mock up version in my pictures, and will update the post once I have finalized version.



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