Go Green! Turn Old Wine Bottles Into Water Holders

Plastic water bottles produce a lot of waste; one way to cut back is to use larger, refillable bottles for drinking water at home. This works well in an area like San Francisco where the tap water is drinkable and delicious.

Since I entertain a lot, I thought it would be eco-chic to make my own! Here's what I did:

  1. Start by saving several wine bottles. I collected three clear bottles with smaller labels and screw caps.
  2. Wash the bottles and their caps in the dishwasher.
  3. Part of the labels will be removed. There are several ways to remove the rest of the label. You can heat them in the oven for a couple of minutes or warm with hot air from a blow dryer.
  4. Scrub any of the label's residue off with a good sponge or a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover.
  5. Fill with water, close the cap, and place in the fridge to chill.

A set of these also makes a thoughtful gift. Has anyone else made their own water bottles?