Saturday, December 19, 2015

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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.

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.

3. Bottle dish soap dispenser

To make a soap dispenser out of your old wine or beer bottle, you will need to use a stencil in the location you want to mark on the glass. Rub down the stencil’s edges so the soap doesn’t leak from underneath. Alternatively, if you don’t have a stencil, you can use tape. It will take you a little time getting the etching cream in the right areas of the bottle, but you will soon get the hang of it.

4. Repel mosquitos with citronella candles in glass bottles

If you are planning on having a tropical holiday soon, or you live somewhere hot and humid, you should think about repelling those pesky mosquitos. Along with insect-repelling sprays, you can minimise the annoyance factor by recycling your wine bottle into a useful citronella candle. Not only this creative idea will repel those annoying flies, but it also makes your backyard entertainment look a bit classier.



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