Decorating wine bottles and mason jars is a very inexpensive way to really add a nice decorative accent in and around your house. The mason jars and wine bottles were on their way to the recycle center anyway, so why not make use of this resource you already have and create some one of a kind decorations and accessories that can really transform your living space. Here are just a few ways to transform a blank container & packaging into a memorable piece of home decor that will amaze your guests.
Turn Up The Lights
Completely transform your lanai or patio areas by using some of the smaller blue or clear mason jars to light up the area. Simply fill each jar about halfway with some clean sand, and then drop a small votive candle into the sand so it sits securely in the center. Leaving the glass top off the jar, simply string up the jars through the metal wire enclosure around the lid. They will light up your entertaining area beautifully.
Kitchen and Dining Lighting
Keeping with the lighting theme, you can transform three or more similar wine bottles in amazing lighting fixtures. Using a bottle cutter, trim off the bottom of the bottles and decorate them with wires or paint. Have the electrical fixtures places in the next and hang them up over your dining area. These will be the focal point of your next family gathering.
Big Jug Lamp
Make use of that big oddly shaped bottle of wine to create a one of a kind table lamp. You can leave the unique label on the container to add some personality, simply install the electrical fixture and come up with a creative lampshade to tie this piece together.
Bathroom and Kitchen Soap Dispensers
These mason jar soap dispensers are costly to purchase at your local home center and place in every bathroom and the kitchen. You can make these at home in minutes. Simply drill a small hole in the lid of the jar and then drop in the pump. Use a small amount of glue to hold the dispenser to the lid, and fill with your favorite colorful soap. Great way to add some more color to a bathroom. If the packaging is too plain, decorate with paint or crafting supplies to match the decor of each room.
Placing Pictures in the Bottles
Using clear wine bottles or unusually shaped jugs, fill the bottom with sand and tiny shells, and drop in some family photographs into the jar. Gently roll the pictures and slide them into the mouth of the jar so they fall to the bottom and land in the sand right side up. They will unravel as they sit in the sand. Use a unique cork to seal the bottle and surround the bottles with other unique family items.
Unique Flower Planters or Terrariums
Clear mason jars can be placed on the window in the kitchen and filled with some soil and your favorite herbs. Your herbs will grow brilliantly in the jar getting plenty of sunlight. Take some larger mason jars and paint them with crackle paint to create some very unusual flower planters. Match the paint to the decor of your home and fill the jars with potting soil and then simply plant some of your favorite flowers. These look great on porches, in entryways or throughout the interior of your home.