Here’s an excuse (not that you needed one) to open another bottle of wine or two this weekend: You can make a Christmas tree out of wine bottles. It may sound kitschy, but the end result is seriously stunning. We’re for sure swapping our evergreens for vino this year. And if you can’t break the tradition of displaying a real or faux tree, why not show off both?
The end result of a DIY wine bottle tree looks daunting, but it’s not as complicated as it seems. Setting up a real Christmas tree and stand is much more of a hassle than this project. They only hitch is that you need a copious amount of wine bottles lying around your house, but that’s likely a challenge you’ll fully accept to get this job done. Plus, you can always buy empty wine bottles if you want. That way, they’ll all match!
What You’ll Need:
How It’s Done:
Once you have all of the necessary supplies, start putting the tree together (while simultaneously sipping on a glass of wine, of course). Place your wine rack where you want your tree to go, and wrap the frame in string lights. It’s just like decorating a regular tree, except pine needles aren’t sticking you in the face every time you wrap the lights around.
Now that there’s adequate lighting, start stacking your empty bottles. Work from the ground up.
Once the bottles are stacked, add one at the top where a star or angel would normally go on a typical Christmas tree.
Plug in your lights, and you’re good to go! Now you can sit back and take comfort in the fact that you won’t have to vacuum up pine needles every day.
Follow House Beautiful on Instagram.