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My bottle 'sun' or 'star'

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My bottle 'sun' or 'star', depending on what time of day it is...zone 4 garden, no breakage problems, buried in sand. Recycled wine, beer, and liquor bottles:)
Time: 2 Hours Difficulty: Easy
  • how to bury bottles to create yard art, gardening, outdoor living
Bottle 'sun' in my gazebo in the center of my veggie garden. Zone 4, no breakage...has been buried for a couple of years. Old grind stone in the center.
  • how to bury bottles to create yard art, gardening, outdoor living
First I chose the spot in the center of the new garden. I laid out the 'point', then dug the bottle in upside down...whole. I had an old grindstone that I used for the center. I used a post hole digger, shovel, and rubber mallet.
  • how to bury bottles to create yard art, gardening, outdoor living
The bottles all buried...you can easily make adjustments in the sandy soil. I used a 2" by 4" and a level to get the bottles aligned to the same height.
  • how to bury bottles to create yard art, gardening, outdoor living
I filled with sand to bring the ground level up to where I wanted it...just and inch or so from the top of the bottles.
  • how to bury bottles to create yard art, gardening, outdoor living
I spread pea gravel on top to finish the sun off.
  • how to bury bottles to create yard art, gardening, outdoor living
This summer I added a 'door mat'!
  • how to bury bottles to create yard art, gardening, outdoor living
Here is the final view. The bottle sun is under the pergola (which has been taken over by hops!).
  • Korie
    Korie Tomah, WI

    Beautiful!!

  • Shar
    Shar Kailua Kona, HI

    Your garden is MAGICAL and bottle ideas terrific, but alas I can't use them as we live on a rock - everything requires planting in top soil or a bulldozer!

  • Mildred Owens
    Mildred Owens Albany, KY

    this is great . love it

  • Johnnye Montgomery
    Johnnye Montgomery Midland, TX

    I can't wait to get started with my own bottle designs! Thanks!

  • Joan Barnes-Confer
    Joan Barnes-Confer Jersey Shore, PA

    LOVE it!

  • Cheryl Hartlen

    Oh my heart! I LOVE these!!! What fun!

  • Berniece Knotts
    Berniece Knotts Salina, KS

    I love your garden. It's so "down home" and creative!

  • Sharose
    Sharose Baltic, CT

    What a fantastic idea!!!!!!

  • Cheryl @ Artzzle
    Cheryl @ Artzzle Princeton, MN

    Very unique. Do they have an extra sparkle when the sun hits them?

  • Skklingenberg
    Skklingenberg Little Rock, AR

    What a beautiful garden and love what you did with bottles! Do you have a Fairy Garden?

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