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« on: September 04, 2003 06:33:09 PM »

I have a whole slew of empty wine bottles of various sizes and colors. I'm not entirely sure why I saved them, but I did, and now I feel like I ought to do something crafty with them instead of just throwing them out. Any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2003 05:22:06 PM »

drill two holes on the side near the bottom, wrap embroidery floss around the top tying it to a key ring and instant cheap [nearly free] incense burner!

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i could so make something out of this....

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2003 09:19:30 AM »

the incense burner is a great idea!
and you hang it on the wall right?


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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2003 06:57:48 PM »

I saw this in an old craft book.  Tear off small pieces (about an inch) of masking tape.  Start at the bottom of the bottle & go up, sticking them all around.  Work your way all the way to the top & just a teeny bit inside.  Last, wipe it down with some dark wood varnish.  It gives it a leather look.  What to do with it after that??  I have no idea. Embarrassed
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2003 05:21:06 PM »

i drink a ton of gatorade and i always save the bottles. i love the gatorade wrappers. but i don't know what to do with them, other than the standard pencil holder or put flowers in them. so i would like to keep the wrappers on the bottles, but i'm not picky..any ideas would be great!
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2003 10:09:12 PM »

they actuially work pretty well as concrete moulds. you can cut off the bottom and run a pipe though the center and pour concrete in then set casters in the wet quick crete at the bottom and voila a lamp!
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Where did I put that needle/bead/yarn...

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2003 11:01:29 AM »

Bird feeders:

The wine bottle would have to be lower in the holder than in the picture.

I don't know if anybody remember this from the 70s, but my neighbors had a candleholder that was a winebottle with candlewax dripped all over it, as if a hundred different colored candles had been burned in it.  It kind of reminded me of a volcano.  
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2003 11:55:05 AM »

Midtowner, yes!  

This is what I was going to suggest.  There are special candles made now that drip perfectly down the edges of bottles.  Also they have different colors in the same candle to enhance the effect.


There's a start so you know what to look for.  Pretty good price at that particular store, but you can search around some more.  I just did a quick search to show you what I was talking about Smiley  

Have fun with the wine bottles!  I love the idea of masking tape so it looks like leather too.  That can be used on so many other things.  Thanks comfits!
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2003 01:51:50 PM »

You could cut off the tops of the bottles (I heard they sell a device for doing this at Michael's).  Then if you could sand or melt the top edge so that it wasn't sharp anymore, you'd have yourself a set of huge, funky drinking glasses.  This would be particularly cool if you had some of those bottles with the painted on labels.

« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2003 07:49:40 PM »

Decoupage the labels of different colors/flavors onto a rectangle of wood, varnish it, whatever, and frame it. A tribute to your beloved gatorade! Cheesy

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