Simple Glass Bottle Centerpiece

When shopping around for Christmas, I came across a wooden box holding different size glass bottles. I loved the look of the box with the clear bottles, but then I thought wouldn’t that be great for a functional centerpiece for our Christmas table. If you are anything like us, then you like a  good glass of wine (or a few) with dinner. But who wants wine bottles cluttering up your beautiful holiday table?! Not only can you have extra wine but you now have a place for water, sweet tea, cocktails, salad dressings, olive oil, or vinegar.

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Tools Required


Materials



Plans


Step 1: Measure and Cut Boards

Lay out all your glass bottles and measure the length from end to end. I would recommend adding about a 1/2″ in length.

Then cut two 1×4’s and one 1×6 to this length. The 1×4’s with be the front and back and the 1×6 will be the bottom.

DIY Glass Bottle Centerpiece | Step 1

Step 1 – Measure for box width


Step 2: Cut Sides

The sides are made from the 1×6 and should be 7″ in length. Print off the template below and cut out two sides using a jig saw or scroll saw.

Botton-Template_Download

DIY Glass Bottle Centerpiece | Step 2

Step 2: Cut out the sides

DIY Glass Bottle Centerpiece | Step 2

Step 2: Cut out the sides


Step 3: Nail Bottom to Front and Back

Nail the 1×6 bottom to the 1×4 side as shown, using 1-1/4″ brad nails. We decide to have the rough side of the cedar on the inside of the box but that decision is up to you.

DIY Glass Bottle Centerpiece | Step 3

Step 3: Nail bottom to front and back

DIY Glass Bottle Centerpiece | Step 3

Step 3: Nail bottom to front and back


Step 4: Attach Sides

Before nailing, sand the edges of the current assembly flush so the sides will sit evenly. Then, attach the sides using 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Glass Bottle Centerpiece | Step 4

Step 4a: Sand sides flush

DIY Glass Bottle Centerpiece | Step 4

Step 4b: Nail on side

DIY Glass Bottle Centerpiece | Step 4

Step 4c: Nail on remaining side


Finishing


Finish as desired. We decide to stain the box using the Kona wood stain from Rust-Oleum.

Glass Bottle Centerpiece | Finishing

Questions? Comments?


As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • OK, so this is stinkin’ brilliant!!! Thanks for sharing. I hope you two are doing well this holiday season. God bless! 🙂

    • Thanks Susan! Hope all is well on your end too and have a merry Christmas!