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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 11, 2012 6:00 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
OOOH - I've got a couple of those too - may just have to order some more, since they're having free shipping more than they used to... Whistling I'll stay tuned for those instructions, Deb!
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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 11, 2012 6:08 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I have some of them too, Saved just for that type of project. I might be willing to give a couple up.
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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 11, 2012 6:12 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I have some of them too, Saved just for that type of project. I might be willing to give a couple up.
Oh I saw these really cute garden lights. They cut the bottom out of wine bottles, hung them with a chain that had a big ring in the middle to keep the bottle from slipping thru and suspended a votive glass to the other end of the chain. They had seashells & colored glass soldered around the bottom where they were cut off.
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Imagercn48
Mar 12, 2012 6:07 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
It took me awhile to find it... Whistling Here's one of the styrofoam containers from the thread in the Containers forum on ATP http://allthingsplants.com/thread/view_post/114692/ There's almost 300 posts on that thread but that's one of the ones I really liked the looks of. Thumbs up
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 12, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Ooooh Holly - those wine bottle lights sound really neat - were they in a catalog or did you see them in person somewhere? Pictures? Whistling

Wow, Deb, that looks GREAT! A friend took a hypertufa class and we've always intended to make some more, but those painted styrofoam ones would be fabulous in the meantime! That photo and the link are a huge help - THANKS! Thumbs up
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ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 12, 2012 1:17 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
No I didn't get pictures unfortunately. They were at the Home & Garden Show we went to yesterday. I am going to make a few this summer and when I do I will post a picture of them.
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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 12, 2012 2:24 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
OK, I'll look forward to seeing them, Holly. Thumbs up
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Imagercn48
Mar 14, 2012 4:13 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Oy vey, looks like I'll be begging for friends' cast offs since we don't drink wine - a similar take on what you described Holly. http://www.adamscustomglassandmirror.com/Hurricane_Candle_La... Just think of the possibilities! Whistling I'm pretty sure I pinned a tutorial for cutting wine bottles without a bottle cutter, let me see if I can find it.....
Imagercn48
Mar 14, 2012 4:27 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Darn I didn't "pin" it but I found it anyway. I think the first time I saw the instructions it was on a blog but this video is even better - quick and easy with string and nail polish remover! Thumbs up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHWYjMlYH50&feature=plcp&cont...
ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 14, 2012 5:36 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Yes, That is it the one with the etched sun on it. See how the ring on the chain holds the bottle in place. Now just think about sea shells and colored glass leaded to the bottom edge. Ric knows how to do that string trick. When I asked him if we had a bottle cutter around here he said no but I can cut one with string.
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Imagercn48
Mar 14, 2012 6:00 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
HollyAnnS wrote:Ric knows how to do that string trick. When I asked him if we had a bottle cutter around here he said no but I can cut one with string.


I should have known "Mr Handyman" would know this trick! I tip my hat to you. I don't know what I'd use the bottle for I just want to try the "trick" - looks like fun! Big Grin

Imagesallyg
Mar 15, 2012 6:20 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Wow super cool!! We'll have to do that here, for the fun of the cutting. And to make the lights then. Thanks for the link!
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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 15, 2012 10:14 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
rcn48 wrote:Oy vey, looks like I'll be begging for friends' cast offs since we don't drink wine


Let's just say we'd be happy to help you with any empty wine bottles you'd like. Whistling Nelson County doesn't recycle glass! Blinking Confused (Supposedly the closest "facility" they could send glass to is in NC, and it's cost-prohibitive.) Just let me know how many and what colors you'd like and I can set some aside as they are emptied. Big Grin

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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 15, 2012 10:21 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
rcn48 wrote:Darn I didn't "pin" it but I found it anyway. I think the first time I saw the instructions it was on a blog but this video is even better - quick and easy with string and nail polish remover! Thumbs up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHWYjMlYH50&feature=plcp&cont...


WOW - very cool!!! Gonna have to save that - can a video be "pinned" - I'm going to get moving on that site, I swear... Whistling

Here's a photo take at a winery, showing another cute use for wine bottles:


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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 15, 2012 10:25 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
HollyAnnS wrote:Yes, That is it the one with the etched sun on it. See how the ring on the chain holds the bottle in place. Now just think about sea shells and colored glass leaded to the bottom edge. Ric knows how to do that string trick. When I asked him if we had a bottle cutter around here he said no but I can cut one with string.


Love those etched bottles, Holly. I've never done etching, but it's something that has intrigued me every time I'm in a craft store and see the supplies. I really like the idea of adding sea shells and colored glass to the bottom too. Thumbs up

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Imagercn48
Mar 15, 2012 12:22 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
I think I like the looks of those you posted Barb better than some of them I've seen. I suppose where there's a will there's a way and there must be plenty of variations on these. Hmmmm....if you happen to "empty" any pretty blue bottles, I'd love some! I can see it now, we'll meet in Waynesboro and be passing empty wine bottles around in a parking lot! Whistling Hilarious!

I've been intriqued with the glass etching too but still haven't tried it. It looks easy enough don't you think? Confused Confused
ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 16, 2012 1:13 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I have one that I have been holding on to as I just love the label. Wonder what to use to preserve the label. Decoupage would probably get cloudy if it got wet. Any ideas?
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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Mar 16, 2012 5:12 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Oh how CUTE!

In the past, you could just soak the label off in warm water, press it dry (between books in paper towels), and then do what you wanted with it, but most wineries seem to be using super glue to adhere the labels these days. At least that's the way it was the last time I tried.

IF you can get it off, maybe you could laminate it? Or put it in a little glass frame with a cute green or tropical mat?

Failing that, sometimes wineries are happy to give you samples of their labels if they've got extras on hand... you could ask them.

Or do you mean you want to save the bottle with the label on it? Confused I think there are acrylic sprays that are clear and would seal, but I've never used them. Getting it wet would be a problem. I don't know if decoupage would get cloudy either.

I'm sure Deb will definitely have more words of wisdom for you than I have... Whistling
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Imagercn48
Mar 17, 2012 4:43 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Not sure about "words of wisdom"! Hilarious! Holly, how about using Mod Podge? Similar to decoupaging (sp?) Sticking tongue out I had a friend pick up some MP for me last year for a project I was doing, little did I know how many different variations there are! Outdoor, triple thick, matte finish, etc., etc., etc. She just bought me the "original" and even though it worked, I would have preferred the matte finish. Whistling It does, however, dry "clear". Thumbs up
ImageHollyAnnS
Mar 17, 2012 9:37 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I was thinking it would get cloudy when wet, wonder how the outdoor type work. Will have to see.
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