Monday, May 11, 2015

The Days Of Wine & Petunias

Over the years, I have created a lot of projects using wine bottles... hummingbird feeders, soap dispensers, olive oil containers, candle holders... just to name a few. So this project, is just one in a long line. I like to think of it as doing my part to save the planet. After all, I am recycling!

I had purchased a metal hanging "thingy" (for lack of a better word). It's like a chandelier but doesn't light up. So, it's really not like a chandelier at all. It's made to hold wine bottles.
I wanted something a little different than just filling it with wine bottles. So, I put my Christmas present to use... I used the bottle cutter that I got and cut off the bottom off of some of my stash of bottles...
The bottle cutter scores the glass. Then you dunk the bottle in boiling water and then ice water to get it to break away. I have to admit there were a few casualties during the process. Afterwards you have to sand the edges...this is the scary part for me! I take precautions using gloves and wearing goggles, but it's still scary!

The bottle hanging "thingy" holds 10 bottles. I decided to cut 5 bottles and leave the other 5 as is. Plus, I was running out of bottles because of the casualties.

I cut window screen into circles, and  made them into a cone shape, then added them to the cut bottles...
I used a long handled paint brush to push the screen all the way into the bottle.

Then I filled the bottles with dirt and petunias...


Now my metal hanging "thingy" is a unique hanging basket...


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21 comments:

  1. are you kidding me:) ~ so cute!! You did a GREAT job!!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I have a metal hanging thingy like that except its 3 tiered. It takes a bigger wine bottle and I almost have it full. This is a wonderful idea! It will always hang a bit wonky, I think, but would look great with flowers in it! Thanks for this post!

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  3. Oh my gosh Virginia, that is so cool! Kudos to you for being brave enough to cut and sand glass. Dipping them into boiling water then ice water sounds scary but then I'm one of those gals who cringes when I put mason jars into boiling water for canning. Love this!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  4. I bought one of those and goodness knows I have plenty of wine bottles..this will be a weekend consideration!

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  5. Oh I just love it Virginia! I think cutting the bottles would be a bit scary. But if Your looking for another fun project I'll tell you about a cute thing I just bought. It's a wine bottle cut in half length wise. Then they added a wire handle. I'm not sure if it is meant to be a bird feeder, but I filled mine with seeds and it sits on my patio table. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. love love love this! so unique and just totally awesome! Plus, it will look great in winter without the flowers. Your creativity is amazing!

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  7. amazing! such a unique idea for this "thingy."
    b

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  8. Very unique! I have a ton of bottles I used for a craft once and can't seem to get rid of them. Great idea to use them up!

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  9. What a cool idea. I love the planter.

    Yael from HomeGardenDiggers blog

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  10. I love it! Where did you get your wine bottle cutter? I need one.

    Shannon from Bohemian Junktion

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  11. Hi Virginia, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework. I love wine bottle crafts and this is beautiful! !
    Have a wonderful and creative day!
    carolyn ~ homework

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  13. What a fantastic project! I love your creativity!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us at the Brag About It link party!
    ~Laurie

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  14. You're amazing LOL - absolutely amazing !
    How gorgeous is that?
    I was nervous just looking at the cut line though ( broken glass and knives scare me ) I'm pinning this !
    xox

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  15. You're amazing LOL - absolutely amazing !
    How gorgeous is that?
    I was nervous just looking at the cut line though ( broken glass and knives scare me ) I'm pinning this !
    xox

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  16. ohhh scary but so lovely!! I want a bottle hangy thingy for sure! wonder if you could add some solar lights to the ones you didn't cut? that might be fun! if you get time I hope you will stop by our creative challenge party for upcycle crafts - http://2crochethooks.com/may-craft-challenge-creative-link-party/

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  17. Saw this on a link up and was *VERY* curious to know how you broke open the bottom ! Looks good! Neat Idea :)

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