19th Oct2011

Pirate Wine Bottles

by Dinah Wulf
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Here is a simple DIY Halloween craft that you can make quickly, easily, and cheaply. All you need is recycled wine bottles, scrapbook or construction paper, tape or a glue stick, and your computer. I thought of these when I wanted to create a Pirates of the Caribbean setting at Halloween one year. I was able to use them again for a child’s
pirate themed birthday party

First, remove the labels from your wine bottles by soaking them in warm soapy water.  The type of wine and the type of label will determine the length of time to soak.  Some bottles need a few hours, and some need a full day.  As you notice the label coming off, use the rough side of a sponge to rub the label off.

In the meantime, use clipart, Google Images, or your own design to come up with pirate or Halloween themed labels.  Here are some ideas:

  • Pirate’s Rum
  • XXX
  • Witches Brew
  • Poison
  • Skull and cross bones
  • Ghostly clipper ship
  • Fallen Angel
  • Black Magic
  • Witch’s Blood
  • Deadman’s Rum
  • Time flies when you’re having rum
  • Bloody Rum
  • Devil’s Poison
  • Pirate’s Choice
  • Vampire’s Elixir
  • Ghostly Spirits

Next print out your labels, embellish them with colored scrapbook paper or construction paper to make a boarder, and tape them to you wine bottle. I glued red rhinestones in the eyes of a skull and cross bones.  Be as creative as you want!  There is no wrong way of doing this easy craft! Surround your pirate wine bottles with skulls, bones, plastic spiders, and Mardi Gras beads.


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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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