May 13, 2012

Recycled Glass Bottle Garden Border

If you look closely at the border along the lawn in this picture, you should see lots of shiny circular objects all lined up in a row…

The circles are in fact empty wine bottles that have been pushed into the ground to create a recycled decorative and quirky garden border.

This is one of my Dad’s latest ideas and I took these photos in his garden last week when all we had was rain, rain and more rain.

The bottles look great in the sunshine with the light reflecting off the glass. Although it took a while for the bottles to build up, this is a fun and easy project to brighten up your garden this summer!

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  1. Love the bottle border :0)

  2. Looking forward to trying this in our garden. I’m a bit worried that the glass might crack in the winter frost & snow?! Any experience of this you could share? Thanks

  3. Hi Catherine, the glass bottle border has been in place just over a year now and still looks fantastic. It even managed to get through our terribly cold winter! Glad you are inspired to try one of your own 🙂

  4. How did your dad get the bottles in the ground without breaking them?

    • Hi Carla,
      The ground was fairly soft, he just stood on them to push them in as far as he wanted them to go. Try watering the ground regularly for a few days to soften up the dirt prior to pushing the bottles in if you are having trouble 🙂

  5. That looks wonderful!! I just had an idea with this…you could fill clear bottles with a colorful substance; (sand, colorful fabric, paint, etc.), for a unique look. Sky’s the limit. Thank you for the wonderful idea.

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