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16 ways to reuse wine bottles

wine bottle lamp, wind chimes, chalkboard vase

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Good after the last drop

Even if you're not a big drinker, wine bottles can stack up fast. You can certainly recycle them, but they have such a great shape and heft that it almost seems a pity to just get rid of them with the week's recycling. Instead, why not branch out into some interesting alternative uses for wine bottles (and beer bottles, for that matter), and we're not talking the kitschy Chianti bottle with a candle stuck in it here, people. (Text: Katie Marks)

Katie Marks originally wrote this story for Networx.com. It is reprinted with permission here.