5 Ways to Repurpose a Sculptural Wine Decanter

Good for more than just improving the taste of your red wine, this gorgeous decanter—and its sculptural stopper—has a place in any room of the home.

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Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart Glass Wine Decanter with stopper

Walmart | Design: Better Homes & Gardens

In our weekly series “One Thing Many Ways,” we’re sharing different styling options and practical uses for great finds from our very own Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart collection. This week: a sculptural glass vessel that’s pretty and practical.

One of the best hacks for making a dinner party look and feel more elegant is to serve food on a platter. Even if you purchase pre-made dips or snacks, taking them out of their original packaging and putting them in ramekins, on wooden cutting boards, or on ceramic platters gives them an elevated, high-end feel.

The same concept is true for wine and cocktails. You can pre-mix a signature cocktail into a pitcher so guests can easily serve themselves without having to have any bartending experience (and so they can remark upon the beauty of your pitcher), and decanting wine in the Better Homes & Gardens Glass Wine Decanter with Wooden Sphere Stopper ($15, Walmart) elevates the look and taste of any red wine. If you’re on a budget, decanting wine is also a discreet way to make an inexpensive wine feel more upscale. Even serving flat water, tea, lemonade, or punch from a decanter will make your guests feel extra special.

Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart Glass Wine Decanter with stopper

Walmart | Design: Better Homes & Gardens

Buy It: Better Homes & Gardens Glass Wine Decanter with Wooden Sphere Stopper ($15, Walmart)

Made from thick glass and with an acacia wood stopper, this wine decanter has an elegant appearance that would be attractive in a number of ways. Take a look at five more ways to make this sculptural decanter part of your home decor, to make the most of this gorgeous sculptural item.

One Thing, Many Ways: Glass Wine Decanter with Wooden Sphere Stopper

1. Store Coffee Beans in It

Add some flair to your coffee station by housing whole coffee beans in the decanter. If you grind your own coffee beans in the morning, this is a handy and stylish way to keep your coffee beans easily accessible. Even if you never use whole coffee beans, the aroma and look of coffee beans displayed at the coffee bar will be alluring.

2. Use It as a Flower Vase

Set the wooden sphere off to the side and fill the decanter with water and flowers from your local market. This decanter makes a dramatic base for a bouquet of seasonal blooms, and the narrow neck will hold stems tightly together for a head-turning floral arrangement.

3. Make It a Centerpiece

Whether you fill it with wine or flowers, this sculptural glass vessel makes an attractive centerpiece. If you’re hosting a bridal or baby shower, consider filling it with candies in a specific color scheme. Even if you leave it empty, it will make a striking centerpiece surrounded by votive candles or sprigs of greenery.

4. Fill It Up

Add a pop of color to any room when you fill the decanter with glass beads or pebbles. For a beachy look, choose turquoise or watery blue pebbles. For a more energetic display, select glass beads in a warm color hue, such as red or orange. Opt for natural wooden beads or wine corks for a more neutral color palette.

5. Paint the Inside

Personalize your home decor when you paint the inside of the decanter. Select any shade that works with your home’s color palette. First, set up a drying station with parchment paper under a drying rack. Then pour acrylic paint into the decanter and turn it slowly until the paint covers the entire interior. You may have to add more paint as you go to get full coverage. Once the interior is completely covered, flip the decanter over onto the drying rack. Let the excess pain drip out and allow to dry. It may take 24 to 48 hours for the paint to completely dry. Remove any drips that may have formed at the top of the decanter. Now you can use this custom-painted glass decanter to adorn your mantel or a bookshelf.

You cannot use the decanter for holding liquids such as wine or water after painting it, so consider this a permanent DIY upgrade.

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