I am not the “greenest” guy out there, but one of my favorite things to do is find new ways to use old things.  Call it recycling if you must but I like the whole idea of “repurposing” – and in time you will see many examples of it here.

But today I wanted to show you one of the simplest ways to re-use all those empty wine bottles that just end up going to the local transfer station.  Turn those bottles into cool, colorful tumblers or vases.  You can buy a glass cutter at a local craft supply store and every thing you need to buff down the rough edges.

Or, you can stop by Green Depot’s website to see Green Glass Co. Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses – these things are very cool. GGRWBG

“These 100% recycled glass tumblers are produced from reclaimed wine bottles. Made in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Available in 4 colors sourced from a variety of bottles. Cyan (Bordeaux bottles), Cobalt (Westport Rivers Wine bottles), Evergreen (Bordeaux bottles collected from the organic restaurant and B&B on the Cave B Winery estate), and Topaz .”

I have been saving glass bottles for years.  I put some of the most colorful in the sunny windows of my kitchen and I love the light passing through them.  These wine bottle glasses are fun and unique and you can feel good about saving a little something from the land fill and have another good reason to drink wine.