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what to do with wine and beer bottl

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TwistedSerpent, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Me and my bf don't drink anything cheap, and a lot of the bottles we end up with are too unique to just throw. Any thoughts as to what I can do with them that isn't tacky? So far I can only think of using them as vases or candle holders.

  2. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    You can make lamps with old bottles. I've done that a few times now. You can buy the lamp kits at home depot, or any place like home depot, lowes, menards, etc. Then just find a lampshade that you like. You can even redo the lampshade too. I've found lampshades at yard sales that I just cleaned up, and stenciled/panted on. We also have a few wine bottles that we put christmas lights inside, and plug in for decorations.

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    Just google and lots of stuff to search thru.

  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
  4. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    Quote:uhhhh after july 16th (aussie's july 16th our july15th lol) she will have a great idea. she got a birthday box from her fav american (me lol) and it has an idea which i liked soo that's why i got it for her but i'm not telling anymore..
  5. Royd

    Royd Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Middleburg, Fl.
    You could build a house, with them....Just remember to lay yesterday's supply, in mortar, before you start on today's supply. Happy building or drinking or whatever.
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Google Bottle Trees. A beautiful and traditional use for bottles, as art in the garden.

  7. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    There's a yard in a town down the road that has awesome decorations in their lawn. They took BLUE bottles and put them up-side-down on wires they poked in the ground. So it looks like flowers in their flower beds. They group about 6 in a small section and different hights. Pretty cool if you ask me. They all kinda sway in the breeze too.

  8. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    I would use them to store various inexpensive whisky(ey)s in the freezer to be used for making various Manhattans with various cheap liqueurs or vermouth (not in the freezer... not enough alcohol in them). Two parts ice cold whiskey to one part liqueur or vermouth and a dash of bitters. Pour into a glass filled with ice. Then throw in a maraschino cherry (maybe some juice from the jar).
    You should always keep some of your really good sipping whisky(ey)s, gin, and vodka in the freezer; that way, you don't have to weaken it with ice. Also, you could store your cheap gin or vodka in a fancy wine bottle for making various mixed drinks with them.
    ETA BTW, just for the record, I had a hobby of collecting one style of matching crystal decanters and silver name tags for all the bar's booze, so all my empty bottles and beer cans go to the recycle center, pretty or not.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
  9. OccamsTazer

    OccamsTazer Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Bottle tree!

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