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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  • Mary Coakley
    on Feb 18, 2018

    What a lovely idea can you walk on them.?

  • Jdr26416073
    on Feb 19, 2018

    Did you fill the bottles with dirt/sand before filling?

    we have "gumbo" soil here and eventually the empty bottles would be forced up from the ground (or sink out of sight)

  • Jdr26416073
    on Feb 19, 2018

    Did you fill the bottles with dirt/sand before filling?

    we have "gumbo" soil here and eventually the empty bottles would be forced up from the ground (or sink out of sight)

    • Ursula Owens
      on Feb 19, 2018

      I did not fill these first. Sometimes after winter they pop up a bit...I just push them back down.

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  • Erica Smith
    on Jun 23, 2018

    Wow I love this!!! There is a lady that lives a few miles from Me that has built a bottle house....I'm going to show her this! Lol tfs you did a great job!

    Blessings

    Erica

  • Sandy
    on Jul 8, 2018

    Love it!

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