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Christmas Wine Bottles Are so Fun and Easy to Make!

Want an easy and cute Grinch item? Check out this DIY Grinch Christmas wine bottles tutorial to make your own painted wine bottles for Christmas!

Hi Friends!!  Ok, I promise this is my last Grinch post (well maybe, my fingers are crossed!).  This is another easy Grinch decoration that would also make a fun gift or add to your DIY Christmas decorations. 

I’m showing you how to make Grinch Christmas wine bottles!  Super quick and easy and you really don’t need any cutting machine if you don’t have one.  I’ll give you some tips on how to do it without one. 

I wanted to add lights to the painted wine bottle so I painted two of the exact same wine bottles with different kinds of paint to see which one I liked better.  You will have to be the judge!

diy grinch wine bottle

Materials Needed for Painted Wine Bottles for Christmas

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  • wine bottles – soak in hot soapy water or tea tree oil to remove the labels
  • paint – I used a green chalk paint and glass enamel paint
  • foam brushes
  • Santa hats – I got mine from the Dollar Tree
  • Cricut and vinyl or Sharpie paint markers

Painting Christmas Wine Bottles

I used two of the exact same wine bottles so you could see the difference between the paints. 

I used a foam brush and just painted each paint on with long strokes.  I only painted up to the neck since I was going to be putting a Santa hat on the top.

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The painted wine bottle on the right was painted with two coats of glass enamel paint and the one on the left was painted with chalk paint

painted wine bottles with chalk paint and glass enamel paint

Adding Decorations to Christmas Wine Bottles

Once they were dry, I cut out the Grinch face with my Cricut on vinyl and applied it to the bottles with transfer tape. 

You can find a Grinch SVG file on my glitter Grinch decoration post.

If you don’t have a cutting machine you can just draw it on with a Sharpie paint marker. 

I ended up drawing the eyes of the darker green one with a sharpie and painting the yellow part of the eye with enamel paint so that they’d show up more with lights behind it.

grinch decorated wine bottle

I went super easy on the hat.  I got a Santa hat from the Dollar Tree and cut it a little past the halfway seam.

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Then fold it in half so the right sides are facing each other.  Make sure the pom-pom is tucked inside. 

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Now you can go all out and sew it or you can go super easy like me and just use safety pins.  I put a bunch down the length of the hat. 

It’s a little tricky to attach the sides up to where the ball is but go as far as you can.

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Then pull the pom-pom out and the rest will follow.  It will now be the correct way.

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If you have a little gap up where the pom-pom is, add another safety-pin or add a few stitches to close it up.

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That’s it for this adorable Mr. Grinch wine bottle!  Just stick them on the Christmas wine bottles!

diy grinch wine bottle tutorial

So, the thing I figured out with the different paints is that you can’t see the lights through the chalk paint:(

So if you want painted wine bottles with lights, use the enamel glass paint.  The only drawback is you see the lines of your paint. 

If you have a paint sprayer it might work better!  (I don’t have one so I don’t know for sure!!) Then stuff some fairy lights in the bottle and tuck the switch plate into the rim of the hat!

decorated wine bottles with lights

Such a fun Grinch wine bottle and quick to make!

grinch bottle with lights

I love fairy lights!  I have made so many cute projects with them.

I made an easy burlap Christmas sign that lights up and a DIY Christmas canvas wall art using fairy lights.

grinch bottle with lights

So which painted wine bottle do you like better??  Do you have a favorite?  I love them both!

diy grinch Christmas wine bottles with Santa hats

Make sure to check out my Grinch Christmas wreath, Grinch glitter ornaments, and  Grinch decor round-up for a ton more Grinch inspiration.  

Want to save this for later??  You can Pin it now, if you’d like!

Painted Grinch Christmas wine bottles

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a creative day!

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Wednesday 4th of December 2019

I am absolutely loving your tutorials. I have signed up to receive e-mails twice now. Lol. I dont think the first went through. I am loving your information. You make it so easy to understand. I also love the fact you are a Christian woman sharing her God given talents with so many. Thank you. I have just recently purchased a cricut (2days ago) and I want to learn to use it but to be honest it's a little intimidating. I am following you closely I might add on pinterest. So any beginner help with cricut would be so appreciated. I will be looking to you for help. Thank you again for sharing your talent!!

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Wednesday 4th of December 2019

Thank you so much Lana! I appreciate all your kind words, it makes my heart so happy! I believe that part of this blogging journey that God has me on is sharing my faith through it. Congrats on your Cricut!! I just launched a basics course if you are interested. It goes everything in a course format. Have a great day and God Bless!


Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Please tell me where the grinch face is located on the Cricut machine. I can I find it. Thanks

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Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Hi Gayle, it's not a file in CDS. I have one on my site, search Grinch decorations, or there are a few others you can find on Pinterest. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to