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« on: December 15, 2009 06:48:50 PM »

I have TONS of wine bottles... I was going to use them as a garden border, but just found out we will be moving soon, so no point in putting them in the ground.
I really dont want to toss them all into the recycle bin b/c it took me forever (ok, well maybe just a couple months) to get this many!

What to do, what to do???


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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009 05:28:29 PM »

Stick a candle in it and make some pretty awesome candle holders, especially when the wax melts down a bit!
Use them to display bracelets, or as vases.

I also found this on wikihow :
Light a tea candle, and put it on a secure surface. Hold the wine bottle horizontally over the candle so the flame just barely touches the middle of the bottle. Hold the wine bottle's ends with both hands, and slowly rotate the bottle over the flame, as if the flame was cutting around the wine bottle. After about five minutes of this, the wine bottle should have cleanly cut in half. If it hasn't done this after five minutes, run the section under cold water. It will break in half if it hasn't already. The edges are extremely sharp after this process, so use sand paper to smooth out the edges. Although you are cutting it in half, this only makes one cup.

If you are extremely crafty, http://www.sustainlane.com/reviews/wine-not-recycle-ten-ways-to-recycle-wine-bottles/A4XKFR8TWNANIR1HPFJIUPRY2C9O has some amazing ideas!
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010 10:53:32 PM »

Colored water!

Marker or food dye
it looks really cool Smiley

or you could do a ship in the bottle
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010 07:23:53 PM »

Make wine!
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011 07:15:50 PM »

I love the idea of a wine bottle lamp. You need a strand of small-bulb lights (20 to 50 bulbs, will give off different brightness) and a wine bottle. The smaller bulbs fit easier into the bottle. Make sure the bottle is washed and thoroughly dry, and gently push the bulbs into the bottle, until only the cord is sticking out. I used a thin line of hot glue to glue the cord to the mouth of the bottle and down the back where it wouldn't be seen. I used a blue bottle, and have it tucked up into a bookshelf. Its plugged into an outlet connected to the light switch in our guest bedroom, so when you turn on the switch, this pretty blue wine bottle lamp lights up. My friends love it, and I've made several for gifts! The really pretty colored wine bottles work best. I have done peach glass, blue, green, and even orange bottles. White lights work best when the bottle is a little more see-through!

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011 06:48:41 PM »

In my old house I had a wicked awesome wooden shelf in the bathroom. I filled clear wine bottles with colored bubble baths and then put fancy little cork stoppers from the dollarstore in them! It looked really cool and I always had a half dozen choices for a relaxing bubble bath Smiley And every single woman who used the bathroom over a 2 year period asked where I got them and how much they were lol It became a conversation piece!

Or like someone said... make wine! Smiley (I make wine a few times a year... it is a fun hobby!)
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011 01:43:06 PM »

I know Im a little behind on this thread...but what I've done is make incence holders out of them.  I even made a video to show how it's done

I made this one for myself, then covered it with polymer clay.


And this link goes to my video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJMdtZlPtDs
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2011 08:45:09 PM »

Make bath salts and give them as gifts, or homemade Kahlua.
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KayleighAnn
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011 03:47:18 PM »

You can make them into oil burning torches for your new garden? Gives a good reason to take them. Not sure it will work if I post the website but : http://lifehacker.com/5337562/recycle-wine-bottles-into-stylish-outdoor-torches

If this doesnt work google ' recycle wine bottle torch'

Also I saw them used as a raised mosaic, they were turned upside down and cemented into the garden in a circle surrounded by bricking. It looked really pretty and I think they are something worth taking with you!

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2011 01:35:58 PM »

Or you can knap yourself some arrowheads and knife blades Cheesy

http://cavemanchemistry.com/oldcave/projects/stone/bottle.html
http://flintknappinginfo.webstarts.com/uploads/PressureFlaking.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hONnNHAaGjY&feature=relmfu

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I couldn't help myself. After writing about it, I had to finally try it Tongue

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381758.0
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