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03-12-2015

Ten Creative Ways To Reuse Your Old Wine And Beer Bottles

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1. Create colourful centre-pieces

If you can’t get enough of spray paint and repurposing during Halloween, why not put your ideas to good use and reuse those empty wine and beer bottles. The quickest way to create a bottle centre-piece is by spray painting a few cans with your favourite colours. The materials you will need include: 3 empty beer or wine bottles, (make sure their labels are removed) as well as cardboard (to use as a base for painting) and a selection of spray paint colours such as white, orange, and yellow.1. Create colourful centre-pieces Soak the bottles in warm water in order to peel off their labels easier. For spraying, it is best to do this outside in a well-ventilated area. Start by spray painting the bottles the colours of your choice before leaving them to dry thoroughly. This is by far the easiest and most creative way to show off your dining room with these beautiful centre-pieces that are fun to create.
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2. Wine bottle bird-feeders

Using wine bottles as DIY bird-feeders is not as simple as you may think. Perhaps the hardest part is learning how to drill a hole into the glass bottle. By following these simple steps, you can create the perfect DIY bird-feeder. Begin with a diamond drill bit, which should be less than half an inch in diametre. The drill needs to be submerged with water or lubricated so that your glass bottle doesn’t shatter during drilling.2. Wine bottle bird-feeders Hold the drill towards the glass at a 45 degree angle but don’t let the drill bit touch the glass. Avoid applying pressure as you slowly move the bit to a 90 degree angle. Remember that you are grinding away at the glass, not drilling it. Make sure you spray water on the bit to keep it moist throughout the process. Although this task requires lots of patience and perseverance, it is worth the effort as you will end up with a unique bird-feeder. Just don’t forget to wear protective eye glasses before you start drilling through the bottle.
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