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missmandimarie
« on: January 09, 2012 09:47:25 PM »

I was thinking about using some polymer clay and maybe making some vases....any other ideas?? I have a 40 and 6 standards but I'm sure my bf wouldn't mind helping me out if I decided i needed more Smiley
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lexbean
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012 12:41:54 PM »

I make wine glasses out of mine, for my home and for presents. I use a glass cutter kind of like this: http://www.delphiglass.com/glass-cutters-tools/bottle-circle-cutters/generation-green-g2-bottle-cutter
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012 09:39:34 AM »

You could cut them and make a self-watering garden out of them.
http://shoeboxdwelling.com/2011/06/17/garden-in-a-bottle/
Easy to replicate. I would add some sort of mesh or fabric to the bottom so the soil or soil base doesn't leak into the bottom water.
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012 10:40:18 PM »

I've seen tutorials online somewhere about making your own sea glass....maybe check that out?
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012 02:02:02 PM »

I once saw really cute juice glasses made of former beer bottles.  If you have a good glass-cutting tool, you could do that, or cut them a little lower, paint them, and make votive holders.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012 03:34:42 PM »

How about silver paint for the "mercury glass" look or white for "milk glass" look?
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2012 06:02:50 PM »

how about garden borders?  Stick the necks into the soil, with the bottles lined up close together.  Nicest if you remove the labels before the snails eat them into lace. 

I used some larger blue bottles for a sort of retaining wall above my pond, looks great!
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012 03:09:51 PM »

how about garden borders?  Stick the necks into the soil, with the bottles lined up close together.  Nicest if you remove the labels before the snails eat them into lace. 

I used some larger blue bottles for a sort of retaining wall above my pond, looks great!

Just keep in mind that a rock thrown by a mower will shatter the glass and send some nasty shards flying to unexpected places--NOT a good thing if you step on them barefoot or in thin soled shoes or sandals.

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012 10:45:27 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2012 08:35:54 AM »

If you don't have a glass cutter you can soak yarn in acetone. Tie the acetone soaked yard around the bottle tightly, hold it over a full sink of water, light the yarn with a match and the bottle comes clean apart. bottles of various sizes can be used to make lanturns. They look beautiful!
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