Thursday, March 28, 2013

Upcycle wine bottles into a wall

by Debra Anchors

A patio wall created from glass bottles
I have seen many examples of partitions and walls created from glass bottles on the Internet. This one is my favorite.

















Wall of bottles - Closeup 
To create your own colorful glass structure, drill holes through the bottom of each bottle, using a diamond drill bit, and then guide rebar through the holes to create the wall.

















Note:  For convenience, I have embedded links into the text that will take you to the products used in this project.

Recycle, upcycle and do it yourself? Absolutely! Have you upcycled something unique for your garden from recycled materials? Please share it with me so I can feature your creation here.


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Debra

9 comments:

  1. This a perfect solution for my deceased son's Jagermeister bottle collection. I couldn't just throw them out.

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    1. Such a fitting tribute for your son! I am very happy you found me. I hope you will return soon.

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  2. how did u connect the rebar to the top of your patio and to the floor?

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    1. Hi there! Thank you for being here. I found this wall online with no credit given to the creator, so I cannot answer you definitively.

      In regard to anchoring the rebar to the cement floor, I found a very good instructional video from Quikrete - http://www.quikrete.com/athome/Video-Anchoring-Epoxy.asp - you won't, of course, need to use the stud braces.

      Once the rebar is in place, and the bottles are threaded through, could a notched 2x4 be used to support the rebar from the roof?

      Should you complete this project, I would really appreciate you letting me know how it went! -Debra

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  3. what an amazing way to re-use bottles for beauty in every day life.

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  4. I'm going to try this but instead place rebar straight in ground and build a sort of frame for it...hopefully it works like i have pictured

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    1. Good luck! Please let us know how it went. We would love to see a picture of it when you are done. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Its brilliant. The best I've ever seen. Thanks

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  6. Awesome, I will try it!

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