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20 DIY Wine Racks That Will Help You Store Your Bottles in Style

updated Jul 10, 2021
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While most of us don’t have the space or budget to create snazzy wine cellars, there are plenty of stylish, cost-effective options for storing your collection. While you can certainly purchase a standard wine rack, we’ve tracked down 20 brilliant DIY wine rack ideas to help create a storage area that fits your needs, aesthetic, and price point. You just may find that your store-bought rack finds a new use around the house. 

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1. Sneaky Island Storage

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so why not store your favorite bottles there for all your hosting needs? The owners of this Edwardian farmhouse in the U.K. smartly created space on the sides of their oversized islands to fit their favorites. 

2. Wine-Centric Wall Art

Those with some crafting and construction confidence should check out this lovely idea from Camille Styles. You can create an entire wall of wine storage or simply hang one in a bar area to bring some visual interest.

3. Plant Hangers Repurposed

We love how. Kristen McDougall of @arcane_creative thought outside the box for wine storage. She  used plant hangers to hang her bottles, and the result doubles as boho décor that is sure to strike up a conversation at every dinner party.

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4. A Stunning Statement Piece

This DIY wine rack in Aanchal Srivastava of @the_happy_edit and her husband’s movie room is nothing short of stunning. While it’s not a project for beginners, it truly makes a statement.

“Each piece was cut in different angles to create intricate caskets for bottles of wine,” Aanchal wrote in an Instagram post. “The royal blue adds a statement to our neutral basement, and the green brought in a sense of natural light the space is missing.”

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5. A New Life for Clay Pipes

Yes, these wine bottles are resting in clay pipes! This DIY wine rack could be free if you already have some laying around.

6. Build A Bar Cart

Looking for a piece you’ll want to keep with you for years to come? Check out this stunning DIY bar cart from Crafted By The Hunts to inspire some show-stopping wine storage.

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7. A Numbered Label for Each Bottle

Blogger Whitney Gainer of Shanty2Chic made a beautiful wine rack complete with numbered labels to show off five of her favorite blends. This project is more advanced, so you’ll want to make sure you have a drill, sander, and more, as outlined in Gainer’s tutorial.

8. Create Mixed Wine and Glass Storage

If you’re looking for a one-stop setup that can hold all your favorite bottles and glasses, you’ll want to scope out blogger Bre Bertolini’s setup, which is made of pine and plywood stained in a dark walnut. It allows wine aficionados to easily view the bottles they have on hand while providing plenty of storage for glasses of all shapes and sizes.

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9. A Minimalist Leather Sling

Blogger Sam Raimondi crafted this gorgeous wine sling using aluminum rods and leather. Here, it’s shown with one bottle, but she says each sling could hold about three.

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10. A Bottle-and-Glass Wall Display

Blogger Bethany Sy also used leather to create a stunning wine holder designed for wall mounting. Plus, there’s room to store a couple of wine glasses underneath. Sy added some personalization using a stencil—an especially smart addition if you’re looking to gift it.

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11. Hooks to Hold Bottles In Place

How lovely is blogger Jenni Yolo’s barnwood wine rack, which stands out with a touch of shiny copper? The chalkboard paint up top finishes off the rustic look. This project looks super stylish, but requires minimal tools and skills for an accessible DIY.

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12. A Geometric Wall Display

The best part about working with plywood is that there are endless opportunities for customizing your creation. Blogger Sarah Fogle created this intricate shape using wood that she sanded and stained before mounting the piece to her wall.

13. An Industrial Tabletop Display

If you’re a fan of all things industrial, you’ll want to replicate the pipe wine rack that blogger Stephen Johnson made. The pipe component of this piece is actually available for purchase on Amazon.

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14. A Repurposed Pegboard

This pegboard-turned-wine rack that Becky Marshall of Flipping the Flip made has space for plenty of bottles, which are held in place by long dowels. This piece looks lovely in its natural wood color, but you could also spray paint the whole thing—or even just the wood backing—in the hue of your choosing for some extra oomph.

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15. An Under-Cabinet Bottle Shelf

Blogger Lindi Vanderschaaf of Love Create Celebrate made a copper wine rack to affix to the bottom of her kitchen cabinets for maximum storage. The final product houses six bottles of wine without taking up precious counter or wall space, making it an excellent option if you’re working with limited square footage.

16. Wood Shelf Redo

Have an old dresser that is missing drawers or no longer serves a clear purpose? Make like blogger Jessica Wangelin and use it for wine storage instead. In a tutorial on Pretty Handy Girl, Wangelin explains how she converted a thrift store find into a mini cellar. By attaching dowels to MDF wood, she created the perfect resting spot for bottles. The top of the dresser makes an ideal surface for housing a tray of liquor bottles.

17. Angled Wall-Mount Wine Rack

Blogger Jamison Rantz created this fun, L-shaped wine holder for the wall within just a few minutes. Since this piece is so small in size, it could be hung practically anywhere: on a small wall next to the fridge, in a dining nook, or even above a bar cart.

18. Wood Wine Rack

Blogger Paula Skulina made two of these freestanding wine racks featuring shelves of various heights. This setup allows Skulina to also store glasses on the rack, making impromptu entertaining a breeze. Plus, it looks absolutely gorgeous.

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19. Countertop Rack

Blogger Lynn Lilly of The Craft Box Girls made this charming wine rack, which can be positioned horizontally or vertically. She notes that it’s easy to adapt this project to create stackable forms of this piece, too.

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20. Upgrade Your Fridge

Adding a wine rack storage organizer or two in the fridge can make a huge difference for those who only keep a few bottles of wine at a time. Now your Cremant and Champagne will be perfectly chilled for whenever an impromptu happy hour strikes.