Uses for Your Empties

collection of wine bottleIf you enjoy or brew your own beer chances are you may have some stray empties lying around the house, and while they can fetch a pretty penny down at the recycling plant empty beer bottles can also hold other useful purposes. The same thing goes for old wine bottles.

For instance, if you clean the bottle’s inside, fill it with a bit of water, and place a single flower inside you can give your sweetheart a fairly simple, yet charmingly unique wedding or birthday gift.

Another romantic gift idea is the wine bottle candle. You simply wash the bottle well and place a long, narrow candle in the neck of the bottle until it is snug. Wine bottle candles can help add a romantic atmosphere to any ordinary dinner table.

Empties can also be easily turned into Christmas decorations. Just look at the example below!

wine bottle decor

If you’re looking for a more artistic use for your empties, you could always try assembling broken bottle glass into a mosaic, or you could also set them up for a still-life painting.

Most importantly, if you are a home brewer or wine maker you can reuse your commercially purchased wine bottles and save a considerable amount of money. Don’t forget to re-label your recycled wine and beer bottles with your own, customized beer and wine labels.

Custom Beer Labels

Home Brewing has been a hobby of Americans since the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Who could blame them when there are so many benefits to making your own beer?

Brewing your own beer can be much cheaper and more rewarding than purchasing inferior commercial brands, and it allows you to put a totally personal touch into your beverage by creating and adjusting your own recipes, and branding the finished batch.

Whether you are in the market to sell your tasty beverage, or want to give it as thoughtful gifts, branding your beer is one of the most important steps of home brewing.

The label you put on your beer can say as much about you as the beer itself. You’ll want to find just the right design for your label. You might even want to think about coasters that match all of their label designs if you’re looking to complete your bar ensemble.

Labels on the Fly is a great place to start. Their expert designers have come up with a huge selection of templates for you to choose from. Just add your text, and choose from a variety of sizes, colors and shapes for the label that you want printed, and they will expertly print your superior quality beer labels. You can even have a color photograph printed on your labels! And with low minimum orders, it’s perfect for the beer enthusiast who doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on labels, but still wants a professional look for their home brew.

Impress everyone when you bring a six-pack of your finest beer sporting snazzy, personalized labels the next time you are invited to a wedding, birthday party or holiday event.

Whether you are an established micro-brewery or a new home brewer, having quality labels on the outside should reflect the superior beer inside!