Every so often my husband and I like to enjoy a glass of wine at dinner. Once we finish off a bottle, I always hate throwing them away. For some reason I feel guilty.. like I should be reusing them! So I decided to try to use them as vases (not very creative I know!), and I wanted to hang them on the wall in my dining room.
John and I searched Home Depot for some type of gadget or hook to hang the bottles. Ultimately this is what we found in the plumbing hardware section (sorry I don’t even know what it’s called – I will refer to it as the “hanger”). (Step 1) It’s copper and about 6-7 inches long. We figured the vase needed to hang at least 3 inches away from the wall, (Step 2) so we bent the hanger in half.
Then we loosened the screws so that the top of the wine bottle would fit through the end of the hanger (Step 3). I cleaned the bottles with soap and water, removed the labels and let them dry. I actually ended up spray painting my bottles with a white primer before hanging them as well. When the bottles are dry you will place the end of the hanger around the bottle. You will have to squeeze the ends tightly back together and secure it with the copper screw (Step 4).
Next we screwed the hanger piece (with attached bottle) right into the wall with two screws (Step 5). Here is the final product in my dining room. Not sure if I like the white after all… I may end up switching back to plain glass bottles. What do you think of the final product?