When I buy a bottle of wine, I usually spend more than average. Let's say $10-$15 because I'm saving the bottle to be used as a flower vase, or just for decorating purposes. You should see all the beautiful and unusual bottles I have all over my home, I get compliments all the time, sometimes the wine doesn't taste that good but if the bottle caught my eye, it's sold!
By Carmen (01/06/2006)
If you get a glass cutter, mark and score the bottle underneath the top to make a vase shape. It could take some practice. Make sure you wear thick gloves, and preferably do this inside a box so that if it shatters, glass fragments are not all over the place. If you didn't want to do this yourself, a glass company may help. (01/06/2006)
The colored wine bottles make wonderful night lights. After Christmas, purchase sets of 35 to a strand of twinkle lights. Insert the lights into the bottle, take some artificial grapes, and hot glue to the lip of the neck of the bottle. You can also put on a raffia bow and use in any room for a night light. Set them on the kitchen counter, or anywhere you need some light, and they look lovely. I have really dressed them up with all kinds of small ornaments after Christmas and used them for inexpensive gifts. The dark green, and especially the blue bottles, look really pretty with the white twinkle lights inside. Connie (01/06/2006)
I did not see this, but my sister told me a woman she knows takes her colored bottles and buries them upside down in the yard. She says that the sun catches them, and it really looks pretty. Linda Oceanside, Ca (01/07/2006)
I use one for a rolling pin, and made English muffins with it today.
They look nice lined up on a sunny windowsill. You can root cuttings in them in the spring.
I buy vinegar by the gallon and put it in screw-top wine bottles.
Hope this helps. (01/07/2006)
I use the bottles for flavored vinegars, flavored oils, and for dishwashing liquid.
You can also keep a pretty wine bottle filled with plain water near the stove, so when you need water you don't have to go to the tap to get it. Keep the bottle corked. (01/07/2006)
You can use the wine bottle as a dishwashing soap holder. All you need to do is put in the liquid soap, then get a cork top and make a hole in it for a spout (use one of the ones that are used to water hamsters or other small critters). Also, if you are using pure dishwashing soap and not diluting it with water, you may want to add about 10-20 marbles so that the soap will come out faster. (01/30/2006)
By Gracie from Texas gap10388 at aol. com
I have made a water feature with a color variety of inverted wine bottles, the kind that have a dimple in the bottom. I dug a hole 18" in diameter and 16" deep. I lined it with heavy plastic that overflows onto the ground and set the pump and some bricks at the bottom. Then I tightly taped together two circles of 20 wine bottles with waterproof tape. Next, I inserted a 12" piece of PVC pipe and the fountain device in the center keeping it centered with plastic bags. I filled up the sides of the hole with gravel and river rock and put cobbles on the top to keep out debris. I covered the overflowing plastic with pea gravel and a circle of large "concrete rhubarb leaves" I had made for stepping stones. Voila...one-of-a-kind fountain! (07/04/2007)
This is simple and easy, just put a long candle into the wine bottle. Light, and with time, the wax of the candle will drip down the bottle. It gives the bottle a nice look, and will be a conversation starter. Be safe when using candles.
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