A wine bottle holder is an easy DIY to take on. Grab some wood and leather and you're on your way to creating a simple project that dresses up a room with both style and substance.
DIY Wood & Leather Wine Bottle Holder
I've had a few housewarming parties to attend as of late and knew I didn't want to show up empty handed. Instead of settling for a bottle of wine, I wanted to bring a project that I could create to show off any kind of wine my hostess might enjoy. Best of all, creating this wine bottle holder takes about as much time as it does to pick out a bottle of wine from the store!
Fiskars tools needed for this wine bottle holder are listed.
The materials needed for this wine bottle holder are listed below:
- Wood plank
- Brass upholstery nails
- Wood stain or paint
- Utility hinge, if creating a backing stand for this project to be free-standing rather than hanging on a wall
How to Build a Wood & Leather Wine Bottle Holder
Cut the wood to size
Use the tape measure and saw to cut a plank of wood to your desired size. The finished dimensions of our plank are 24" x 6" but you can vary them depending on the final destination of the wine bottle holder or the number of bottles you want to be able to include once your project is finished. You'll also need an 18" length of 1" x 4" wood for the stand if choosing to rest this project on a flat surface rather than hang from a wall.
Finish the wood
Paint or stain the wood plank as desired and allow to dry. I have lots of walnut in my kitchen, so I wanted to keep that color prevalent in this project and use a walnut wood stain.
Cut leather straps
You will need two straps of leather per wine bottle. If you are making your wine bottle holder to include additional bottles of wine, you'll need to cut additional straps to hold the bottles in place once adhered to the wood.
To cut the leather straps, place your leather on the cutting mat. Use the DIY Rotary Cutter (65mm) and acrylic ruler to cut six leather straps each measuring 1" x 15".
Mark strap positioning on the plank.
Using the tape measure and a pencil, lightly mark the positioning for two leather straps every 8".
Nail the straps to the plank
Using the hammer and nail starter, hammer the leather straps to the plank at each marked position. Ensure they are tightly adhered to the wooden plank as each pair of leather straps will be supporting a wine bottle.
Attach the stand
Screw the hinge to the top of the 18" 1" x 4". Then screw to the back of the wine holder.
Finish the wine holder
Cut a length of leather and form into a loop. Nail the leather loop to the back of the wine holder and around the stand so that the stand is secure in place. If you would rather mount your final project, add picture hanging hardware to the back of the plank and nail into your wall. Once complete, hang your wine bottles through the leather straps and enjoy!
How Much do the Materials Cost?
The materials of this project cost around $30. Considering I would spend that amount on a nice bottle of wine for a housewarming gift, I think this really is the gift that keeps on giving!
Where to Display Your Wine Holder
You can display your wine bottle holder anywhere you see fit. For me, it felt best to keep this project in my kitchen, but some of my friends have hung them on the wall of a three season porch so they have wine at the ready for entertaining or in the dining room next to wine glasses. If wall space is an issue, place this free-standing piece on a kitchen counter or on a bar or island in your home.