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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!).
  • Ursula Owens
    Ursula Owens Lewiston, MI

    I agree...it's been through multiple northern Michigan winters now with no breakage!

  • Sonia Burrows
    Sonia Burrows Scottsdale, AZ

    I suggest just recycling the glass bottles.

    • Wyldecent
      Wyldecent Ashland, OH

      If you don't have the yard to do this in, or you don't like the colors of your bottles, recycling them would be appropriate. It doesn't imply lack of imagination. They may also have a different preference in their decor likes. We're all unique and

  • 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! :)

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