Edging the Garden With Bottles…..

I shared this project over a year ago…and it is coming along quite nicely!  We’ve almost edged our entire backyard with colorful bottles donated by friends and local restaurants.


We wanted to edge a newer bed in something different and came up with this fun idea—-bottles!  You can use wine bottles, bottles purchased at stores {they are everywhere these days–all colors}, or any other long-neck, colored glass bottles you would find fun and interesting.  We are actually having a few local restaurants save their wine bottles for us to use—our project will go really fast that way—-and it’s free! 🙂 {And super, super easy and quick!}

Here’s what you need:

Bottles, of course

Something to make a small hole in the ground –the size of the neck of the bottle.  I used my handy, dandy bulb planter:


Make a hole in the ground where you want your border

Insert a bottle in the hole

Repeat for each bottle until you have completed your border! {I know, strenuous, laborious, too hard to even think about considering….}

Another fun option is to insert rebar into a hole and let the bottle rest above ground —held up by the rebar.

We discovered a fun bonus of doing this border—-these bottle have small indentions on the bottom that collect water when it rains or we water the garden.  Butterflies will not go to a large birdbath or other large body of water–they like really small ones, just like the ones indentations on the bottom of these bottles that fill with water!  It’s fun to look out the window and see butterflies lined up on the bottle edging.  It’s also fun to see the sun shine through them at different angles throughout the day.

I’ll share all the fun I had at Haven next week!

Have fun!


15 thoughts on “Edging the Garden With Bottles…..

  1. I bet they do look amazing with the sun shining through them and what a bonus to have butterflies attracted to the watering indents! Fabulous! Happy bottle planting, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina 🙂

  2. Hi Daune,
    So nice to meet you in the painting class at Haven! The bottles are an awesome idea! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations. -Danielle

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