8 Wine Projects Olivia Pope Would Approve Of

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SCANDAL - ABC's "Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** KERRY WASHINGTON

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In celebration of Scandal’s triumphant return, we've rounded up our favorite wine-inspired projects, and we’re pretty sure Olivia Pope would approve of all of these.

Wine Lollipops



If you’re throwing a Scandal premiere party, these wine lollipops are the perfect snack to share with equally-obsessed friends. Get the recipe >>

Chalkboard Wineglasses

Wine Glasses With Painted Bases

DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses

Chalkboard paint adds a splash of color and will help guests keep track of their drinks. For this project, you'll need: wine glasses, chalkboard paint, bucket or small bowl for the paint, chalk sticks, rubbing alcohol and paper towels or a clean cloth.

Use tinted chalkboard paint to add a splash of color to ordinary wineglasses. Plus, it will help friends keep track of their drinks once the Scandal-ous drama starts. Get the how-to >>

Mini Wineglass Holder

rustic style wine glass holder

Wine Glass Holder

Make a rustic wine glass holder using an old leather belt and a scrap piece of wood.

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Keep your hands free for those ooh and aah moments with this chic and clever wineglass holder. Get the how-to >>

Wine Bottle Candelabras

Unique Wine Bottle Candelabra as Holiday Decor

Holiday Wine Bottle Candelabra

Create a unique decoration for the holidays with this wine bottle turned candelabra idea by Brian Patrick Flynn.

You could recycle all those empty wine bottles or you could turn them into decor. Get the how-to >>

Wine Crate Box

Wooden Wine Crate With Towels, Tile Border and Metallic Candlesticks

Wine Crate Bathroom Storage

An ordinary wine crate was transformed into decorative bathroom storage by applying a coat of stain by Minwax called Weathered Oak. The nice gray tone gave the wood an aged look that blends well with this contemporary bathroom.

If you love wine as much as Olivia Pope does, try incorporating it into your home’s decor. This storage solution using a wine crate would make the perfect addition to a guest bathroom or bedroom. Get the how-to >>

DIY Wine Rack

Wine Rack Made from Reclaimed Lumber and Dowels

Wine Rack Made from Reclaimed Lumber and Dowels

This wine rack is a fabulous choice for an awkwardly-shaped space because you can adjust the size to whatever dimensions work for you. Get the how-to >>

Mulled Wine Kit

Mulled Wine in Seafoam Tea Cups

Mulled White Wine

Warm up your next soiree with this deliciously aromatic Mulled White Wine recipe.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Whether you want to send your Scandal premiere party pals home with a gift or start planning for the holiday party invites now, consider giving this mulled wine kit a try. It’s great to have the ingredients for your kit on hand so you can always dress up a simple bottle of wine into something special. Get the how-to, plus try this festive mulled white wine >>

Wine Stoppers

Wine Bottles With Found Object Bottle Stoppers

Found Object Wine Stoppers

Give keepsakes new purpose by turning them into conversation-starting bottle stoppers. Wine lovers will appreciate the useful, one-of-a-kind gift. Get crafting with our step-by-step instructions.

For a fun, crafty, wine-centric project, we love these found object wine stoppers. Vintage coat buttons would be perfect for this project, and we know Olivia Pope loves a stylish vintage coat! Get the how-to >>

Plus, Scandal Wineglasses

Photo by: Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel

To get into the true Scandal spirit, pick yourself up some Camille wineglasses from Crate and Barrel. These are the exact glasses that Kerry Washington uses on the show for her daily nightcap, and everyone loves them because of their super long stems.

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