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Monday, November 16, 2015

A Redesign

I can't help it!  I can't do one thing and be done.  Remembered when I moved my bottle tree?  (Making room for my dragon) Well, I didn't like it after it was moved so I added some limbs, gathered some more bottles, dynamite wire, soldering wire, glitter, and paint
Instead  of hanging the bottles upside down, as is standard, I turned mine right side up but not before some changes. 

I covered the opening with foil to avoid paper wasp building and water standing.  I added paint and glitter inside the bottle.  The bottle chose its own look by the way the paint ran. The glitter is very sparkly in the sunshine.

The tops were wrapped in soldering wire or dynamite wire for hanging.  The soldering wire is very easy to bend and adds some shine to the look.  The dynamite wire is thinner and plastic coated.
I added my holey rocks or Crone Stones or Fairy Rocks...whatever you prefer.  Legend is you can look through these holes and see the fairies in their realm.
No bottle washing for me.
That will be up to Mother Nature.
The top bottle is soldering wire, the bottom dynamite.
Even Hubby asked how those bottles turned that color!
I added Dad's spark plugs since I had a bucket full from cleaning his shop.
I think it's an improvement.
I may change it again tomorrow.

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

spring cleaning, already? :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A continuous work in progress! You are so creative. I need to send all my junk to you.

Sandra said...

first...why do you have dynamite wire? he he he

2nd I love the fence behind the completed or maybe completed bottle tree..

3rd i vote for Crone Stone... and i like that drift wood..
good job on the bottle tree...

Linda Kay said...

I have never heard of dynamite wire! Well, your bottles look pretty unique, for sure. I notice the trees in the background are almost undressed for winter!

T. Powell Coltrin said...

I like...a lot!

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is so cool!
I can't wait to see your inventions, never fail to impress.
Lynne x

Helen said...

Your bottle tree is awesome ~~ I am a huge fan of them!

Catsngrams said...

I like it better this way. You are very ingenious.

Inger said...

I have never heard of most of the stuff here, crone stones, dynamite wires, and so on. I learned about bottle trees from the movie Ray, so that was new to me too. I love what you did here, crone stones and all.

Lee said...

I have to ask why...not why you have dynamite wire...but why? What started you off along this creative path?

The way your garden is progressing with all the interesting things to see you'll end up being able to charge for people to have the right to wander around and marvel. :)

The sunlight will bounce of your sparkling bottles...they'll come alive.

Country Gal said...

Creative indeed ! Looks great ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

gld said...

Your place is always a work in progress! I like the tree but I am giving it maybe a year..........

A Quiet Corner said...

WOW! I like it...great idea!...:)JP

Liza said...

Art is everywhere!

Lowcarb team member said...

I like the sound of the legend "you can look through these holes and see the fairies in their realm."

You are very creative in so many ways ... it's what makes you you, and I like you and visiting your blog. The many and varied posts are a joy to read and some very thought provoking.

I do hope the week ahead is a good one for you.

All the best Jan

Linda Wildenstein said...

Seeing things as other things is a talent and a gift. Reassemblage art is a heart working out a life design. You are amazing and so, so loved and admired by the rest of us crazies. xoxo Linda

Karen S. said...

See what I mean, you have a use for everything! What cool ideas. The best part of it all, is the time you're putting it together! It's always about the journey!

LindaG said...

Fantastic look, Gail! :-D

Saucy Kodz said...

You have a whole lotta magic going on in your yard, making use of each and every thing. Lovely idea with the bottles and in the light, they look so nice. Just love em, but love the dragon more. ha,ha

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I love bottle trees and what they represent. This is so cool. You will know if and when it needs to be changed. You have an excellent intuition that way.

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