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« Reply #130 on: December 15, 2005 05:41:26 PM »

I saw some cheeseboards that were made from melted glass bottles.  Check out some pics:
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« Reply #131 on: December 15, 2005 06:21:20 PM »

I keep hearing that it's not a scary as it seems... maybe I will try it.. I just get a bit antsy when I think about it. Undecided

Thanks for the tips!
Yous should definitely try it...wear gloves / goggles if ya want a little extra safety.  Its pretty cool.
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« Reply #132 on: December 15, 2005 06:52:35 PM »

I saw some cheeseboards that were made from melted glass bottles.  Check out some pics:
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dood, I love those cheese boards... when I was younger we used to drink and throw our beer bottles into the campfire, and discoverd that candle wax on the bottles would melt the bottles into funny shapes, we used to pretend we were really cool glass blowers and poke them with sticks and make cool melted bottle thingys.... so I guess that there's gotta be a way to translate that into those cool cheese board things, you could make them into distorted shapes and maybe press glass beads into them and make vases too??? hope you figure this one out... I sure would love to see what you come up with, I <3 glass stuff!!!!
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« Reply #133 on: January 14, 2006 09:03:52 PM »

Clean the bottles out really well (so they don't smell like wine) and layer those shiny bead necklaces that you can get at the dollar store. I think they're called Mardi Gras beads.

I would use the necklaces as opposed to regular beads so that the layers wouldn't melt into each other.
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« Reply #134 on: April 17, 2006 09:17:58 AM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=76966.0

this is an AMAZING thing to do with those wine bottles and i absolutely love it Cheesy
i guess you cant make too many of them but it would still be cool to make a few
good luck!

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« Reply #135 on: April 17, 2006 04:31:18 PM »

You can use wine bottles and concrete to make a garden wall or the base for an outdoor table. 

The Tinkertown Museum in New Mexico has at least one wall made this way.  On their website, you'll see a close up.  You can see that the bottles are alternated, with the neck showing on some and the bottom showing on others.  I don't know the exact method to do this, but it does look great.  I suppose you'd make up small batches of concrete and add a row or two of bottles every day or so. 

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« Reply #136 on: April 19, 2006 03:22:12 PM »

If I had a large enough yard, and drank enough wine, I'd embed them in the dirt,, bottoms up, as edging for a path.  You would do it flush with the ground, so you'd just see the round bottoms, like tiles along either side.  They could also be used to edge gardens.
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« Reply #137 on: November 12, 2007 03:08:43 PM »

I do wine tastings and I have dozens of empty wine bottles, different sizes, shapes and colors.  Does anyone have an idea of what I can do with them?  My roommates have already made enough candle holders to light the whole house and we're out of ideas.  Thanks!
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« Reply #138 on: November 13, 2007 07:41:23 PM »

I saw a tree in someone's side yard once that was all decorated with blue bottles.  Not like hung from a wire or a hanger or anything---just stuck the branch into the opening of the bottle.  It was pretty cool looking.

Do you have a glass cutting kit? (I wanted one so badly for Christmas one year when I was a kid!)  Cut the necks off and make cups, bowls--little ones!-- vases.

Drop some potting soil and seeds in and see if they grow?

Make seasonal decorations by painting or otherwise embellishing? (I saw a magazine article that showed pumpkin decorations out of (shorter) jars by wrapping with yarn.)

Break them up for mosaics?

I'm spent.  Anyone else???

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« Reply #139 on: November 18, 2007 06:19:50 PM »

ive seen people use wine bottles as borders in gardens before.... pretty much you just dig a hole deep enough to put in the bottle and leave the bottom showing and you just keep going with more bottles...its really pretty
it looks like this

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