Sunday, August 4, 2013

Rustic Garden Bottle Stakes

Hi, Everyone!
Y'all have probably seen these bottle stakes online at crazy prices, but I decided to make my own...for FREE!


Mr. UD...(Hubby's new name...I call him lots of names  :), cut some tree branches for the stakes, and sharpened the lower end to make it easy to stick in the ground.

All my wine bottles are on metal stakes in the garden, click HERE to see that post.
So, I used vinegar bottles, which work great. They're just a bit smaller.


No tutorial needed, really....


...I just wrapped the twine tightly around the stick a couple of times and tied it... then, around the bottle a couple of times and tied that.  
Next, I wrapped the twine between the bottle and the stick to secure it more. 
Mr. UD called it "lashing"...must be a nautical term.

This balsamic vinegar bottle is short, so I wrapped the middle and the neck, starting with the middle. It only takes a couple of minutes, and you're done.


That really brightens a shady spot in the garden...and for Free
Wouldn't a group of these be great for a party?

xo Babs

                                                     
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18 comments:

Carola Bartz said...

Oh I like this idea. I'll see whether I can copy this - it looks so beautiful with the flowers in the bottles.

Pondside said...

These would be very pretty, lining a path, or scattered among the rhododendrons at a garden party.

Kathy Moreland said...

Very cute idea!

Sarah said...

What a great idea! You are very clever, Babs. This adds a nice touch of color.

Debbie said...

I'm all about beauty for free, and I think these look fabulous!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have seen these at crazy prices. Yours are fun. Love them, Babs!

Pat Cantwell said...

Babs,
Clever idea, indeed!!!
Love the pops of color they bring to the green vegetation in the Garden!
Great party idea, too!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Fondly,
Pat

Sylvia said...

Neat, you could use any bottle!

Christine Graves said...

So clever...definitely going to have to remember this...They look wonderful.

XO,
Christine

SavannahGranny said...

These would be fabulous for a party, yes indeed. You are so cool, I am pinning. Ginger

Judi Morris said...

I hadn't seen these, I guess I need to get our more LOL! They really turned out well and of course, what's not to love about free! And it's a great idea for a spot where there isn't much color ~ Judi

Kelly said...

Those are cute! I've never seen that done before. Would be great for an outdoor party too.

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that is a really nice idea. simple.:)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Babs- I've never seen or heard of these. Cute idea!

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Babs! Oh, how clever you are! These look so pretty too. You're just the smartest little one. Thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

thepaintedapron.com said...

What a great idea! I especially love the free part! Very ingenious!
Jenna

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Great idea and so pretty!
Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday.
Blessings,
Cindy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Babs I LOVE LOVE this idea!!