The ongoing Bottle tree

toomuchglass(5)June 23, 2012

I'm happy ! It went from this --->

to This ---->

It's cloudy out -- but it really sparkles in the sun . I have lots more bottles to add :)

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trashydj

cool and love your flamingoes did you paint them like that?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 11:23PM
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rafor

Very nice! I have an old stump that we left about 5 feet high when we took down a tree and I want to do the same thing. What did you use for your spikes? I was going to use rebar pieces.

Love the red bottles too :)

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 7:32AM
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pixie_lou

Is that a lave ear bottle I see near the top?

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 9:22AM
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toomuchglass(5)

The flamingo in the picture is beaded -- the rest of them in the row are painted as a giraffe,a zebra,military & a clown fish .
I used cut up brazing rods for the spikes. They're sturdier than I thought ! -- and lastly , I don't know what a lave ear bottle is ! LOL

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 7:40PM
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pixie_lou

Sorry - that should read lavender. This stupid iPhone likes to guess what you are typing And autocorrect for you.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 7:57PM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

Wow that came out great!! Also how did you hang the plates on the fence?

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 8:35PM
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toomuchglass(5)

Lavender !! LOL .... I thought you knew some fancy type of bottle ! I have 4 squiggle shaped bottles from the Goodwill - 2 are blue, one is purple & one is turquoise .
They're marked Ikea on the bottom. The plates are just hung with nails in the fence. They've lasted 2 years now !

    Bookmark   June 24, 2012 at 9:24PM
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jeannespines

Yay! You did it! Once you got that drill 'loose!' Looks like a 'bottle tree' & very colorful! You should be happy! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 12:16AM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

So how do the nails attach to the plates? That would work really well for me since I seem to have started a glass flower factory!!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 7:55AM
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Marlene Kindred

You've got an awesome collection of colored bottles...so many different ones! Your bottle tree is looking great!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 5:37PM
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spedigrees z4VT

You did a really nice job on the beaded flamingo, toomuchglass! Your bottle tree is marvelous, and so colorful! Where did you find the red bottles?

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 5:56PM
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