Reuse Wine Bottles As Garden Edging

If you're ever on the lookout for ways to reuse and recycle — or perhaps just to drink a lot of wine — this wine-bottle garden border is a clever and attractive repurposing project.

Annie and Alexis Thomas were looking for a green way to edge their gardens in an interesting and novel way. They edged their sizeable garden with 489 bottles — most collected from local restaurants and wine stores — partially buried, as the demarcation between the gardens and the foot paths that wind through them. Wine bottles are sturdy, especially the bottoms, and will last as long as they want to keep them in the garden before shipping them off to be recycled. Check out the link below — scroll down past their cool solar shower to get to the wine bottle project — for more information, or visit the via link to see more examples of wine and beer bottles being used to edge gardens.

Have a recycling trick up your sleeve? Let's hear about it in the comments.

Wine Bottle Garden Edging [Ready Made via Re-Nest]


    I know a mate who uses plastic milk containers for his garden edges.

    Extraordinary! Why? Because that method was in use over sixty years ago by an elderly resident in my home town where I grew up. I say sixty years but it would be a lot longer, as the couple were very elderly when I was a youngster, so they must have put it in place years before :-). I eyed it with envy when the Cub Scouts held a bottle drive one year. Never plucked up courage to ask if I could rip us his garden edge to help win the drive :-). And yes, I did win when I discovered that underneath the Rectory at our church were all the old communion wine bottles from many years past!

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