I couldn't help it - I got a bottle tree for my front yard hoping the folks passing by will get as much of a kick out of it as I do.
My daughter saved up and collected wine bottles for me. They prefer red wines over whites so the bottles are various shades of green. I added a few colorful store bought bottles and then, because I've become obsessed with glass flowers made from recycled dish ware, I decided my tree needed to begin blooming to be in full bloom come Spring.
|I still need a few more bottles on the tree.|
The first flower is made up of dish ware from thrift stores; long green glass vase, clear cut glass bowl, peach glass light shade, green glass candle holder and a few red glass pebbles (total cost approx $6). I only used Locktite Glue for Glass to assemble the flower.
Here are a couple of close ups of the first bloom. Imagine the Bottle Tree in FULL BLOOM!
|Front View of Flower|
|Side View of Flower|
This is SO MUCH FUN!!!