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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!).
  • Atala Candiani
    Atala Candiani New Port Richey, FL

    Love that you recycle. Looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing it

  • Kathy Findlay

    That is really cool. I'm thinking it would be cool to do a sun dial with them...

  • Kim
    Kim Racine, WI

    I am already finishing the wine to get started! I have a little walkway planned. My neighbors (don't know this yet but) will help me with saving the bottles. We all drink pretty good! :)

  • Susie Schend

    Love this idea!!!

  • DEBORAH BYRD
    DEBORAH BYRD Mebane, NC

    Love this idea for my front porch area, and a great way to use all my blue bottles...thanks for sharing!!

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