Wine Bottle Craft: Textured Beach Bottles

Wine Bottle Craft: Textured Beach Vase by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I like to recycle and repurpose as much as I can, especially when it comes to craft projects. Sure, I could have gone to the store and bought some vases to do this craft, but instead I used some empty wine bottles I had been saving. I love beach décor and accents, and I had several starfish leftover from a previous project, so making these decorative beach bottles was a given!

Wine Bottle Craft: Textured Beach Vase by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but wine bottle crafts are pretty popular right now. Not sure if that’s a piggy back on the mason jar craft craze, or maybe it was around before that? Who knows, maybe there’s just a LOT of wine being consumed and people need ideas for using those empty bottles!

Wine Bottle Craft: Textured Beach Vase by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I know I have quite a few in my craft room still, and there will probably always be several in the wings waiting for inspiration.

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As always, full printable supply list and instructions are at the end of this post. For this project you will need the following supplies:

DecoArt Americana Crystal Gloss Enamel Paint, White
DecoArt Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels Paint, Green
DecoArt Americana Crystal Gloss Enamel Paint, Turquoise
DecoArt Americana Crystal Gloss Enamel Paint, Brown
DecoArt Texture Glass (available at Michaels and other craft stores)
Paintbrush
Toothpicks, plastic spoon, steel wool or scrubber pad
Empty wine bottles, labels removed
Beads in various sizes, natural and coastal colors (these are pretty)
Twine or Hemp Cord
Starfish
Hot glue gun

Be sure to clean all the labels off your empty wine bottles first

I discovered this really cool product called Texture Glass. You apply it with a paintbrush or putty knife then use either texture tools or other items (like toothpicks, a comb, sponge, etc) to add the texture. It dries clear with the awesome texture effect still in place!

Textured glass, a cool wait to add dimension to a glass wine bottle!

Use whatever you like to make designs in the Texture Glass in the wine bottle

Toothpicks work great for adding texture to this wine bottle using Texture Glass Even a sponge or scrubber is a great way to add texture to wine bottles with Texture Glass

I used a paintbrush to apply the Texture Glass. On one bottle I used the round end of a plastic spoon to make scallops, on another toothpicks for lines, and the third I used a scrubber pad to add the texture.

The wine bottles with the Texture Glass aplied will need time to dry

Now you have to be patient and let it dry.

As the Texture Glass dries it will turn from white to clear

Here’s what they look like when they are almost dry. See how the white has turned clear?

I used gloss enamels mixed together to add color to the wine bottles

Crystal Gloss Enamels have really pretty colors, but I wanted mine to be a bit more muted and beachy. So I mixed my three colors with white to tone them down a bit.

Paint each wine bottle and let them dry

I painted each bottle and allowed them to dry. Once they were dry I strung various beads onto twine and hot-glued the “bead necklaces” to the bottles then glued the starfish in place. A pretty beach accent for your bathroom, porch or living room!

Wine Bottle Craft: Textured Beach Vase by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Wine Bottle Craft: Textured Beach Vase by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

More beach crafts

If you like coastal decor and beach crafts, check out all of my beach craft ideas here. Otherwise, I’ve picked out a few of my favorites below for you to peruse :)


Wine Bottle Craft: Textured Beach Vase

Rating: 51

Wine Bottle Craft: Textured Beach Vase

What you need:

  • Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels – White
  • Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels – Green
  • Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels – Turquoise
  • Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels – Brown
  • DecoArt Texture Glass
  • Paintbrush
  • Toothpicks, plastic spoon, steel wool or scrubber pad
  • Empty wine bottles, labels removed
  • Coastal beads
  • Twine
  • Starfish
  • Hot glue gun

What you do:

  1. Use a paintbrush to apply the Texture Glass. On one bottle I used the round end of a plastic spoon to make scallops, on another toothpicks for lines, and the third I used a scrubber pad to add the texture.
  2. Now you have to be patient and let it dry.
  3. Crystal Gloss Enamels have really pretty colors, but I wanted mine to be a bit more muted and beachy. So I mixed my three colors with white to tone them down a bit.
  4. Paint each bottle and allow them to dry.
  5. String various beads onto twine and hot-glue the “bead necklaces” to the bottles then glue the starfish in place.
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Comments

  1. Tamera says

    Love these bottles and they would look great in my Beach/Cowboy living room. How much would you charge if someone asked you to make them for a non-crafty person?

    • says

      Hi Tamera. I don’t make things to sell, but I do have two of the three bottles pictured here and I would sell those. I have the green one and the blue one. Let me know if you are interested.

  2. carolyn Swift says

    Pretty cool. You could even just hang the necklace as a gift for someone. I especially like the textured one in the middle. Thanks for the ideas you share with us. CRS

  3. Lorraine says

    Hello Amanda
    I can’t thank you enough for sharing your beautiful bottles with us. I have a project that I’m working on and I have been wracking my brain to think of how I can put waves on this glass. I didn’t want to just try painting waves on and I did think somewhat about texturizing because I saw something like this before. However, I never gave it anymore than a thought. After seeing how your beautiful bottles turned out, I decided to try it myself and I think I might be able to make some decent waves using all 3 of the methods you used. Thank you so very much. Sincerely Lorraine

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