Hey everyone! Jacque here from The DIY Village again to bring you another quick DIY tutorial! A few years ago I was given a really cool set of drinking glasses made out of old wine bottles. Recently we purchased some new glasses but I wasn’t ready to donate the old glasses quite yet and decided to come up with a way to recycle them and keep them functional in our home. After some thought, my rustic wine bottle centerpiece was born.
- 1/2″ x 4″ x 4′ Poplar Board – Cut into 2- 5 1/2″ wide pieces
- 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 4′ Poplar Board – Cut in half
- 12 – 8 Penny Nails (Truss Hanger Nails)
- 1/8″ Drill Bit
- 3 1/2″ Hole Saw
- Drill Press
- Straight Edge (Speed Square)
- Sliding Rule Square
- Walnut Gel Stain
- Foam Brush
- Paper Towels
Start by cutting the 5 1/2″ board in half to leave you with two boards approximately 24″ long.
Measure 3.5″ out from the center line and mark a line with your speed square. Repeat on the opposite side of your center line. Measure 7″ out from the two center lines and make a mark with your speed square. These will be the center points for your four openings.
Use the wine bottle glass as a guide to help center the glass on the board. Set the sliding rule square and use as a guide so that the glasses will be straight across the rest of the board. Using a pencil to trace around the outside edge of the glass, repeat for all four holes. [Read more…]