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« Reply #160 on: February 20, 2008 03:00:35 PM »

I'm really excited about this bottle path/garden/walkway idea but i can't quite wrap my head around the mechanics of it. Can someone post a link or a picture? Also, I drink 1-3 vitamin waters a day so i'm looking for somthing to do with the bottles/labels.
I'm thinking the table is a good idea but again, i'd probably need a tute. Cheesy

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« Reply #161 on: March 02, 2008 09:15:28 PM »

I used wine bottles to make "lamps" and gave them as inexpensive gifts to family and friends. This is how I did it.

1. Wash empty bottle and remove labels.
2.  Allow bottle to dry completely--especially inside.
3.  Purchase a string of 20 or 50 "single strand" small Christmas lights.  I used all white with green wire because my bottles were green.  You need to buy the kind that only connect or have a plug at one end in order for it to fit through the top of the bottle.
4.  Feed the lights into the bottle.  Use a wooden spoon handle to push them down, but be careful not to break the bulbs.
5.  Leave enough cord (without lights) extending from the neck of the bottle to easily reach your electrical outlet.
6.  You can tie a ribbon or bow around the top to decorate it and secure the cord that is coming out of the top.  The ribbon/bow is optional.  It will work fine without it.
7.  Plug in and enjoy.  It looks really great on a kitchen or bar counter top.

CAUTIONARY NOTE!!!!  The lights can generate quite a bit of heat and make the bottle hot.  Be sure to check the bottle occasionally while plugged in.
 
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« Reply #162 on: March 05, 2008 02:43:21 PM »

Has anyone here mentioned finding a bottle cutting kit?  My mom had one and you could make vases and votive candle holders....all sorts of stuff.

If you are a homeowner, you could do what they do in the south and start a bottle tree. The thought was evil spirits were attracted to the glass and would get caught in the bottle and would leave the family alone.  Here's a picture to give you an idea... http://www.dallasartsrevue.com/ArtSpaces/Tours/wrlast06/JR46617-bottle-tree.jpg
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« Reply #163 on: May 26, 2008 07:33:19 AM »

Oh! I might have to do some of these! Smiley
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« Reply #164 on: November 07, 2008 09:27:18 AM »

I'm really excited about this bottle path/garden/walkway idea but i can't quite wrap my head around the mechanics of it. Can someone post a link or a picture? Also, I drink 1-3 vitamin waters a day so i'm looking for somthing to do with the bottles/labels.
I'm thinking the table is a good idea but again, i'd probably need a tute. Cheesy

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I hadn't quite thought of the mechanics.  It just was an idea that came out of the top of my head.  I would think that you could dig a trench deep enough to let some of the bottle stick out of the top, and then fill it back in with the dirt you dug the trench out of. 

THat probably doesn't help, but I hadn't gotten to the how, just the idea of it.
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