Give the Gift of Green
When making gifts from recycled wine bottles, you are practicing green living and offering loving gifts to those who are celebrating a special moment or decorating a new house. You can inspire others to recycle glass products as well!
Get together and host a craft shop or circle. Create with your friends, neighbors and family members. Pick one night a week and make it a crafter's get together. Serve simple refreshments and drinks (from your new upcycled wine bottle glasses) and have a crafty evening. Make wine bottle taper candle holders for the center of your refreshment table by simply dripping wax down the bottle and placing the candle in the uncovered top. These candle holders look great on red and white gingham table cloths. Make an Italian dinner with lasagna and salad or spaghetti to serve your craft circle guests. Your new table cloths and Italian style candle holders will be a huge hit.
Decorate your table with goodies such as candy placed in cut glass bowls by cutting the majority of the bottle off with glass cutters. Serve your guests nuts and pretzels from them. Paint them up and make them sparkle by marking designs crafted from a glitter stick.
There are many creative ideas using recycled wine bottles. Keeping them out of the landfills helps save our planet and reduces the waste in the dumps that builds on a daily basis. If we continue to fill our landfills, we eventually run out of room to house landfill space.
There are a few companies to send your wine bottle corks to as well. These companies reuse the cork to create new products.
Reducing the amount of wine bottles you recycle each week is easier than ever with the boxed wines. Boxes may make the avid wine drinker think twice, however it is a more eco-friendly way to enjoy the drink. The box reduces travel-associated carbon emissions and the landfill bulk both. Wine consumed in Australia and in Sweden sees more than half drank from the box.
Reusing, recycling and reducing are the three simple ways we can keep our landfills free of glass. The creative ways to reuse the colorful glass are the most fun by far.