DIY Chalkboard Painted Wine Bottles

You all know I love wine. It’s CLEARLY not a secret. I have a gorgeous KitchenAid wine cellar that stays pretty well stocked so that when I need wine it’s available. I like to cook with wine and I also enjoy sipping on a glass of wine with my dinner (and sometimes a glass just because)  What to do with all those empty wine bottles and corks? Besides the standard recycling I’ve discovered that wine bottles are perfect for decorating with.

The Wine Bar challenged me to come up with a holiday decorating idea using empty wine bottles. Although I’m not the craftiest person in the world I do love a challenge. Ta-da, DIY Chalkboard painted wine bottles. How cute are these? I’m using these to decorate my New Year’s Eve table (a chic black and white themed table scape) but I can see these being used over and over again. It’s chalkboard after all so you can write and wipe off to your hearts content. Trust me if I can do this so can YOU.

What you need:
Chalkboard spray paint
empty wine bottles – labels removed

Luckily they sent me a variety of wines to sample too (they know me so well). My favorite was the Stellina di Notte Prosecco which didn’t last long. It was smooth, bubbly with just a hint of sweetness. Just like I like it. I’m not one to save bubbles for a special occasion. They’re perfect for ANY occasion. They also sent a bottle of each of the following: Stark Raving Red (awesome name right), Dynamite Vineyard’s Cab Sauvignon and Butterfly Kiss Chardonnay as well a little cheat sheet for those of us who aren’t the most wine savvy:

Once you have an empty bottle or two we just need to remove the labels. It’s super easy, simply soak them in warm soapy water for 30 minutes to one hour until the labels come off. Let the bottles dry completely and then spray them with the chalkboard paint according to the manufacturer’s directions. My bottles had a green-ish tint to begin with so they only needed 2 quick coats.

Once dry I used mine as vases. Simple and sophisticated chic. Want more great ideas on ways to use your empty bottles? Check out The Wine Bar and then share!


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Wine Bar . Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.


  1. 1

    These are too cool! LOVE!

  2. 2
    lisa bailey /

    Adorable! Will definitely try this.

  3. 3
    Alda Jones /

    great idea….

  4. 4
    Angie /

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to try this!

  5. 5

    I LOVE THIS!!! Seriously, this is SO cool! Saving our win bottles from now on.

    THANKS! 🙂

  6. 6

    Very cool!!! As a vase, it’s genius!!

  7. 7

    This would be a really cute hostess gift too!

  8. 8

    FUN!! I could see this being used in so many ways.

  9. 9

    Hi Paula!! These bottles are so festive and fun for any time of year!! Happy New Year to you and your family 🙂

  10. 10

    I love this idea!

  11. 11
    Joanne /

    Just found your site on Zite……love love love????????????????


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