Glass bottle edger

ImageWe got married in our backyard last September and had a ton of wine, beer, root beer, and Mexi-Coke bottles (my favorites).  I couldn’t bear to recycle them and knew I’d find something to do with them if I kept them for a while.  Now that it’s Spring and the snow’s finally melted and the ground unfrozen, I decided to “plant them” and use them as edgers.

I made circle of them, buried upside down, around our peach tree.  It was really easy.  I picked a distance from the tree, just outside the mulch and weed barrier I currently had down and used my “tools” to measure out the radius from the tree trunk.  I loosened the ground with a sharp spade, pushed them in as far as I could with my hands, and then used a rubber mallet to pound them in the rest of the way.  Believe it or not, none of them broke in the process!  Unfortunately, there was one casualty:Image

My spade broke soon after I started in on the wine bottle edger for around the fire pit.  I was starting to get a blister on my palm, so I guess it was a good time to take a break, anyway.  I was, however, pleasantly surprised when the pattern matched up perfectly at the end.  Sheer luck!

Now, we have a pretty and inexpensive edger (about 15 cents a foot) that reminds us of our special day.

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2 thoughts on “Glass bottle edger

  1. Your glass border is really brilliant, bet it looks very nice when it rains too!
    oxo

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