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7 Creative DIY Wine Rack Ideas That Use Upcycled Materials

You can make a DIY wine rack by upcycling materials that would otherwise go to waste. These projects utilize records, PVC pipes, and more.

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Angelica Pizza

DIY-ing your home decor is not only a fun project, but it also makes for a great conversation piece. You get to show off your creativity and crafting skills while also making something you can enjoy in your home. And now, you can make a DIY wine rack using upcycled materials.

Upcycling is the process of recycling an item that can be made into a more valuable product. It takes something old, whether that be old textiles, plastic bottles, or even leftover wood, and creates something totally new. Plus, upcycling reduces landfill waste, eliminates the need for new, natural materials, and decreases carbon emissions. So upcycling creates something with the planet in mind.

If you're looking to avoid buying into fast furniture, and you're in need of a new wine rack, try upcycling materials you may have never thought to use. Here are a few ways you can make your DIY wine rack come to life—no major tools needed.

7 Upcycled DIY Wine Racks

If you're not sure what to do with leftover PVC pipes, turn them into a DIY wine rack! PVC pipes are usually used for plumbing, so it may be hard to believe they can be transformed into this geometric wine rack.

All you need are PVC pipes that are big enough to hold a wine bottle, and you can assemble them using any shape you want. To hold them in place, lay them on wood and secure them with a strap. This could be an old belt, or you can get creative with rope, ribbon, or twine. To give the piece a new look, paint the pipes any colors you'd like!

2. Wine Tote Plant Hanger


Those hanging plant holders don't have to hold your leafy friends. Instead, you can use the plant holder as a wine tote!

This step-by-step tutorial from Love Crafts on YouTube shows you how to create your own using recycled ribbon—no power tools needed. Plus, this DIY is great for crafty wine nights with your friends.

Turn your trash into treasure by crafting a wine rack out of old cans that could end up in the landfill. Save cans wide enough to hold a wine bottle. Then, peel off the labels, clean them up, and give them a fresh coat of any colored paint you'd like. You can arrange the cans in any shape using as many cans as you want for this creation.

If you have extra felt in your craft bin, this is the perfect opportunity to finally use it! For this DIY wine rack tutorial, you'll need thick felt, a ruler, a cutter, chalk, yarn, and a needle to sew everything together.

Follow this tutorial for exact measurements, and at the end, you'll have a cozy wine holder. You can stand the wine upright or lay the bottles on their side, depending on how much counter space you have.

Wood crates are great for shipping and carrying large, heavy cargo. So why not carry your wine, too? This tutorial shows you how to create this wine rack using a wood milk crate and a few pieces of scrap wood.

Heads up: You may need to cut your wood planks so they'll fit inside the crate. But if you have shorter planks, you won't need to worry. There's also no need for a hammer and nails—all you need is wood glue to keep it together.

Vinyl records are back and better than ever. But some are old and lined with scratches, so the music just doesn't sound as good. If you have old records you don't use, or if you go to your local thrift store and find used records collecting dust, turn them into a pyramid wine rack or wall wine rack!

For this DIY wine rack, you'll need to warp the records using hot water, so be sure to wear heat-resistant, waterproof gloves. Use an old wine bottle to mold the shape and place the pyramid on a flat record to help it stand.

Redecorating isn't easy, especially when you have old furniture that's hard to dispose of. If you have an old dresser you don't need—or even a nightstand or end table with drawers—you can revive it by turning it into a classic wine rack!

Restain the wood and take out the drawers. To create the wine rack itself, you don't need to carve and cut wood. Instead, take an old rack from an old wine rack! You can find them at thrift stores, flea markets, or even online sellers like Facebook Marketplace and eBay.