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:)
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!).
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  • Pat Acosta
    on Nov 5, 2018

    How can I camouflage a double pane window that has white residue , unable to replace at this time.

  • Pat Beakley
    on Nov 6, 2018

    Do you fill your bottles with sand before burying to equalize pressure to keep from breaking? Really like the idea.


    • Ursula Owens
      on Nov 6, 2018

      No...in our climate the moisture in the sand in the bottle would freeze in winter, expand, and break the bottle.

  • Chris Sandbeck
    7 days ago

    I live in mud country, not how this would work or if it would work as mud has no give and take. Could add sand to soil.


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  • Kim Mac
    on Nov 6, 2018

    I love this and now know why I saved my bottles.

  • Debra Meade
    on Nov 7, 2018

    Oh how gorgeous you have made your garden, love the idea, and your garden.

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