Defy Gravity With TikTok's Simple DIY Wooden Wine Holder

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Wine is not just for drinking. If you are a regular wine drinker looking to dabble into the world of DIY, you can combine those interests into some really awesome things. Empty wine bottles can be upcycled into candle holders, flower vases, and even bird feeders. You can repurpose the corks to create coasters or help steady wobbly furniture. If you're looking for unique ways to display your wine, consider doing it yourself. A TikTok by @backfortycraftsman shows how, with a bit of woodwork, you can create a freestanding wooden wine holder that will wow anyone who comes into your home. 

If you don't have space for a wine rack but still want to display your wine, this wine holder is an easy alternative. The best part of this DIY is that it can be easily moved from one area to another. Plus, it doesn't require much in terms of materials. All you really need is a piece of wood, but you will also need access to a woodcutter and a drill. For finishing touches, you may also need a torch, stain, or some paint. And, while this DIY is for just one wine bottle, you can make as many as you need to display your personal collection. Here's how to do it.

How to create the DIY wooden wine holder

According to @backfortycraftsman on TikTok, start with a 2-by-4 piece of wood about 9 inches long. The first step is to make a 45-degree cut on each end of the wood. Then, measure where your hole will go — @backfortycraftsman recommends about 5 ⅞ inches from the bottom. Drill a 1 ¼-inch hole, insert the neck of a wine bottle into the hole, and you are pretty much done with the DIY. Yes, it is as easy as that! 

The finished product is a gravity-defying wine holder that gives the illusion of a bottle of wine floating in the air, being held up by nothing more than a single block of wood. To add some flair, you can use a torch to stain the wood, as shown in the video. Or, get creative by airbrushing, painting, staining, or drawing designs on the wine holder. 

Just beware, while the wine holder is pretty sturdy — according to @backfortycraftsman in a follow-up TikTok, it should still hold the bottle even after you drink half of it — it can still be dangerous for those with pets or little kids. If you want a safer option with a similar aesthetic for your home, consider a floating wooden wine rack, like this wine bottle and glassware rack on Amazon for around $20 that, when put high enough on the wall, keeps your wine safe from little fingers or wagging tails while still adding flair to your space.