10 Other Uses for Wine Racks You’ve Got to Try

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If you have a spare wine rack laying around and not enough bottles to fill it with, don’t donate it just yet! Instead, consider all the other uses for a wine rack out there — which are pretty much limitless. Whether you picked up your wine rack at the store or made it yourself, there are ways to repurpose the rack for every room of the house. From craft storage to a bath towel organizer, check out our fun round-up of all the non-boozy ways wine racks can be repurposed. 

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1. A Pretty Plant Holder

Did you know that one of the other uses for a wine rack is a pretty display for your favorite succulents? It’s true! We love the way @ladysvr added succulents in these adorable, colorful pots.

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2. A Place for Fairy Lights

On her Navage Patch website, Handen came up with one of our favorite other uses for a wine rack: she filled Mason jars with twinkling fairy lights and used the wine rack as a place to store them. It’s such a fun patio decoration and would make a great addition to an outdoor party in the warm-weather months. 

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3. Hanging Yarn Storage That Doubles as Decor

How pretty is crafter Sarah’s yarn storage system? It looks like a piece of artwork on the wall.

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4. An Easy Holder for Bathroom Essentials

Hannah turned her wine rack into a bathroom storage system holding toilet paper, rags and more.

5. A Clever Home for Rolling Pins

If you’re a master baker, there are plenty of other uses for a wine rack for you! Consider showcasing your rolling pin collection in a wine rack as seen at Kitten Vintage.

6. A Space-Saving Spot for Shaker Bottles

So many shaker bottles and water bottles, so little cabinet space. Solve the problem when you corral them in a countertop wine rack.

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7. A Clever Wall-Mounted Herb Garden

Looking for other uses for your wine rack that bring a bit of green into your space? Curbly shows us how to make a compact, wall-mounted herb garden from this IKEA VURM wine rack.

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8. A Tidy Cabinet for Yarn

Another alternative for showcasing your yarns is this compartmentalized wine-rack display, seen on Pretty Prudent. Each individual slot holds a different color family for grab-and-go craft projects.

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9. An Organized Spot for School Supplies

Ellie transformed this wine rack into an at-home school supply system for her son during the pandemic.

10. A Simple Towel Rack

Roll up your towels and stack them on a hanging wine rack like Jo Lynn did in the bathroom of her lake house.