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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Feb 1, 2016 9:53 AM CST
I have a lot of bottles.....

But, I have never drilled glass.

A little afraid...any experience?
If yes, with a hand drill or drill press?

I go these photos from the internet. No credits.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Feb 1, 2016 10:22 AM CST

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Those are so cool. No, I've never done it either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsXRflfvG6U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKh9aj2aj0U

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/228487381067603058/

Do these links help you?
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 1, 2016 11:33 AM CST
I've never done it either, but I can see that a lot of great things could be created! I have a plain old blue bottle tree, and I love bottles!
My husband has drilled glass for me. He used diamond drills and drilled with the bit and glass under water to keep it cool.
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lovemyhouse
Feb 1, 2016 11:58 AM CST
@grannysgarden

Bonnie, have you drilled bottles for any of your creations?
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Feb 1, 2016 12:31 PM CST
plantmanager said:I've never done it either, but I can see that a lot of great things could be created! I have a plain old blue bottle tree, and I love bottles!
My husband has drilled glass for me. He used diamond drills and drilled with the bit and glass under water to keep it cool.


With a regular hand drill?

Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
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MISSINGROSIE
Feb 1, 2016 12:31 PM CST
vic said:Those are so cool. No, I've never done it either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsXRflfvG6U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKh9aj2aj0U

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/228487381067603058/

Do these links help you?



Will check these out this evening. A tutorial??

Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 1, 2016 12:43 PM CST
My husband has used his regular hand drill, and also a dremel drill in a drill press. It is a slow process, but can be done. I've drilled lots of ceramic pots so they could have drain holes.
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Feb 1, 2016 1:41 PM CST
Well, my DIL who works at food establishment can get the bottles..
So I guess have bottles will drill.
I will try. Do not mind buying a drill press but would like to try a bunch first with hand drill to see if I will stick with it.

I would like to make backdrop short fence.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 1, 2016 1:43 PM CST
I'd love to see what you make. It would take a lot of time, and for me, getting the holes to line up perfectly would be hard. I have problems even when I measure carefully!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Feb 1, 2016 2:20 PM CST
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Hope these pics come thru. Using cell phone. Friend uses drill press and broke a lot of bottles. I used the cheaper blue bud beer bottles instead of wine bottles. These fit the wheel and breakage is acceptable. BTW I live at The Bottle Tree Farm. Smiles
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 1, 2016 2:29 PM CST
Those are great! Are they bike tires you used? I didn't know any beer came in blue bottles! Do they still sell it? Let's see more pics of the Bottle Tree Farm!
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Feb 1, 2016 2:55 PM CST
LOVE🎈❤️❤️❤️ Thank You!

I wonder if this addition would make my bike tire windmills get off kilter?
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Karen
NM , AZ (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Feb 1, 2016 3:12 PM CST
MISSINGROSIE said:LOVE🎈❤️❤️❤️ Thank You!

I wonder if this addition would make my bike tire windmills get off kilter?

Do you have pics of your bike tire windmills? That sounds interesting, too.

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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Feb 1, 2016 4:45 PM CST

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Bonnie - love your bottle wheels Thumbs up

Rosie - I didn't watch them but I did see you should use a diamond drill bit. I'm thinking they are tutorials.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Feb 1, 2016 5:36 PM CST
Yes, I use bicycle wheels. There is a gentleman who puts wrecked bikes together for under privileged kids and he often cannot use a wheel because it is bent or rusted and I love rusted metal in the garden. These are really easy to put together it is only the bottles you have to work with.

Yes Bud Platinum comes in blue glass bottles. Here is a photo of my bottle rainbow using blue beer bottles and green spumante bottles.

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Another thing you can do with bike wheels if you have some colored glass......

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I love my bottle trees. smiles
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Feb 1, 2016 5:44 PM CST
If anyone does come up with a good way to put holes in the bottom of bottles we do-it-yourselfers could stay busy for awhile.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Feb 1, 2016 5:46 PM CST
Ah Granny please adopt me.
It would be like living in my ultimate happy place


Yes Karen. if I could upload a video...I would show you in action, but I am sure I have a photo. Dark out now but. I will look in iPad
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Feb 1, 2016 6:14 PM CST
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Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 1, 2016 6:19 PM CST
Nice photos~! I'll have to get to town and find some Bud Platinum! I've been known to buy wine in blue bottles, mostly for the bottles! Here I go with the beer. :)
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Feb 2, 2016 3:26 AM CST

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VERY nice photo's Bonnie and Rosie - thank you! Thumbs up

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