If I can paint a lampshade, I can certainly paint a wine bottle.
So, from what I can see, I just have to drink the wine, get some blackboard paint and a chalk marker and I'm in business. I see them with white tapers, personalized with a name, number or monogram. I will probably use them on the porch or in the garden and make three in different sizes and set them among some greenery. I have the vision secure in my mind, I'll make them in the spring.
While on the subject of empty wine bottles, this is neat too.
I found it in Center Harbor, NH at a shop called YIKES, www.yikesgallery.com/ . Lo and behold it was made in the great state of Maine by Janet. Wouldn't it be fun in a darkened corner of your kitchen or bar? I have the bottle and the lights, but I think I'd best leave this to Janet.
It amazes me what people think of. In the meantime, I'll just sit myself down, have a glass of wine and paint a lampshade or two. I've got some bottle emptying to do!