on Jun 29, 2015:
Fill the bottle with water. Hold it over the sink and hit it on the top with a rubber hammer or something that will not break the glass. Cavitation will tear of the bottom. For safety protect your hands!
on Jan 01, 2015:
Use a square of Chicken wire, about 8" should do it, and formit into a ball around the plant medium. Attaching a wire (or cord) to the chicken wire and out through the neck of the bottle will hold the plants roots inside the bottle securely.
on Sep 14, 2014:
Use tile saw to cut bottom off
on Oct 11, 2013:
i would assume you would start the plant with bottle neck down, then after the roots have grown, they will create enough pressure against the inside of the bottle to hold it once turned neck up. dont forget to put coat hanger in first
on Aug 10, 2013:
I just purchased a diamond blade disc dremel bit and it cut with ease. The disc was about $17 at Home Depot but worked like magic. I finished 2 bottles in less than 20 minutes. My mistake on bottle #1 was I had it clamped down. The pressure of the clamp caused the bottle to crack so for the second bottle I just held it with my other hand. I can't wait to get my ivy in my bottle and hang it!
on May 11, 2013:
I boil water in a tea pot, and after freezing the wine bottle until it's cold, pour the hot water into the wine bottle and the bottom will fall off... be careful and hold it over the sink or somewhere you won't hurt yourself from the broken glass.
on Mar 02, 2013:
The plant, peat and soil will stay put if you super glue a flexible screen bottom to the inside rim and make a few slits for the plant to grow from.
If you are skilled enough, just cut 4 holes with a glass cutter on the bottom of the bottle instead of removing the whole bottom.
on Mar 02, 2013:
Totally doing this project. What about hanging the bottle? Any ideas on what would work best.
on Feb 28, 2013:
Take some string or yarn, wrap it around a bottle two times and tie a knot. Slide it off, soak it in nail polish remover (acetone), slide it back on the bottle to the position you want the bottle to break off. Light it with a match or lighter, there will not be a large flame and has almost no smoke. Tilt the bottle so the heat stays in the bottle (neck down). Allow it to burn until it burns out, just about 15 or 20 seconds. Immediately dip the bottle into cold water. The bottle will break apart where you had the string tied. You can use some light sand paper if the edges aren't smooth. viola!
on Feb 24, 2013:
I think the gal above is right by saying to let it root first upside down....then I bet it stays ...
on Feb 10, 2013:
Easy way to remove the bottom of the bottles is to fill half way with water cup your hand and smack the open mouth of the bottle the force of the air will pop the bottom of the bottle out water doesnt compress this works verry well on a budwieser bottle at parties ive won a lot of money doing it
on Feb 06, 2013:
Let it get hot. Than dip in cold water.
To cut the bottoms. Use twine soaked in nail polish or acetone. Tie around bottle. Light on fire. Let it get hit dip in cold water the bottom will snap right off
on Dec 14, 2012:
Hope this helps those of you wanting to do this...Cut bottom of bottle off, cut heavy-guage wire mesh slightly larger than opening, straighten a wire coat hanger (or use heavy guage copper wire) with a bent hook at one end-make sure it's small enough to fit thru bottle-neck, attach hook to center of mesh (this holds it all together!) fill bottle half-way w/peat & potting soil mix. I suggest starting your vine first so it has established roots.
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on Oct 28, 2012:
What's stopping it from falling out at the bottom?
on Oct 25, 2012:
I would say use peat only at the wide openeing toward the bottom and soil with a little peat at the mid section and bottom. Peat looks nicer as well as can help prevent all the soil from falling ot but is not ideal as a complete growth medium for most plants.
Since I have a lot of peat seedling discs I think I will try using them as a way to fill up the bottom portion and keep the natural mesh on to help avoid the spillage of soil.
on Oct 08, 2012:
Put two knifes in the bottle with hot water and bounce the knifes and the bottom should fall off
on Oct 03, 2012:
I need to know how to cut the bottles I am having issues please thanks
on Jul 30, 2012:
Could anyone send me step by step instructions? I have been having problems cutting the wine bottles...Thanks
on Jun 14, 2012:
I have an vase that hangs upside down. I bought it at a plant nursery. You don't need to wire in the plant. You have to give it at least 2 weeks growing, with the bottle upside down & the plant growing upward in the natural position. When the roots take, it should stay put after hanging. If you are unsure, a light wire cage & moss can be used but don't inhibit the root growth!!
on May 28, 2012:
Much better glass cutting method here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFXngPx3w3M&feature=endscreen&NR=1
The video is a lot longer than it needs to be.
on May 08, 2012:
If someone tries this, could you please post a visual tutorial? I'm just starting to try my hand at anything DIY and the written instructions seem somewhat daunting at this stage. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
on Apr 29, 2012:
You might like this http://www.gerardotandco.com/blog/recycled-bottle-torch/
on Apr 29, 2012:
I bet you could cut the bottoms off using the string method: