How to Make a Special Bottle Fence


Why not try something special in this summer? Make a creative and unique bottle fence .. drill a hole in the bottom of each bottle, then run rebar through the bottles. Can you imagine how stunning it would be when the sun goes through it? At least it is a inspiration model … if you decide to build one .. select different colors of bottles to bring a special glow. This idea fits perfect in a summer terrace … How does it look?


31 Responses to “How to Make a Special Bottle Fence”

  1. Mousey says:

    So how do you drill a hole in the bottom of a glass bottle?

    • Kitty says:

      With a diamond drill bit.

      • Lili says:

        and you turn the bottle upside down and make sure you have it stable!

      • Silly Old Woman says:

        Find a suitable means of keeping the bottle steady and upside down then build a clay dam around the area you want to drill and fill this little pool with water…if you don’t keep this little dammed area full of water…your bottle will crack or shatter from the heat generated by the diamond bit spinning at high speed…takes a little time but is worth the effort…just need to find a diamond drill bit large enough to accommodate the rebar! These speciality drill bits can be pricy. We got one at Harbor Freight and it was about $20…but so long as you always use water…and PLENTY of it…our bit has lasted a very long time…drilled many holes in lots of glass!

  2. Anita says:

    Do you need to anchor the rebar to the ground and roof?

  3. Julie says:

    where the heck are the instructions as posted “How to Make a Special Bottle Fence”????

  4. Jim says:

    Now that would be telling ya…….I just love all these ‘easy’ things to make,it is a bit like the unreadable instructions that are given with certain flatpacks- totally incomprehensible ,faded diagrams and English that really is double Dutch.
    But seriously folks,I do have an idea how this bottle fence has been made and will gladly pass on the information,just let me know.


    • Janet Harrison-Ybarra says:

      I have started a collection of bottles…wanted to make a bottle tree…but I love this “fence”…Directions, please?

    • Loretta says:

      Please pass on to us. Thank you

    • Autumn Fawn says:

      asking for directions on making bottle fence
      looks kool

    • Silly Old Woman says:

      Help??? Need ideas on how to attach the individual bottle filled rebar to something to hold it upright and stable???
      Thanks for any help…I really want one of these and already have many bottles ready to drill…

      • Chris Bowen says:

        I would use a little dab of silicone between each bottle, so they wouldn’t touch and possibly break…..

      • paqrat says:

        Just a thought, but I think instead of rebar I’d use threaded metal rod. With that one could use washer and nuts to put between the bottles and leave enough of the threaded rod at top and bottom then one could insert the rod then tighten with nuts. Also another variation on this would be to use threaded pipe like one finds in lamps. One could then make a lamp with the colored bottles. Same as one would do with the fence but requiring a lot fewer bottles.

        Another advantage to using threaded metal rod is I believe one could find a smaller diameter rod than rebar. Smaller diameter rod=smaller diameter diamond drill.

    • Ruth Richter says:

      I would like to know how to attache the rebar top and bottom! Would appreciate any ideas!

    • Christa Holloway says:

      Hi Jim,
      Could you send me your directions on the bottle fence?

  5. Sue says:

    We would love it if you did!

  6. Becky S. says:

    I bet if there’s any space at all between the bottles, the wind makes all kinds of weird noises as it blows across the mouths of the bottles! It sure whistles in my window air-conditioners.

    • Chris Bowen says:

      I would use a little dab of silicone between each bottle, so they wouldn’t touch and possibly break…..

  7. kim says:

    so….could you drill the holes side-to-side and have the bottles stack horizontally? That would really make the wind-blow-sounds fantastic.

  8. DEANNA says:


    • suz says:

      What about covering the bottles with some kind of clear paint or plastic wrap? Or maybe you could glue clear colored beads, inside or outside, clear bottles in a net design or on strings. There are kits to make suncatchers that you cook in the oven to set. Could you put these on the bottles before baking? Anyone expand on these ideas? We also have a large recycle system in our town. Maybe we could get bottles there, or at the drop off sites.

      • suz says:

        Another idea. Your local bars have tons of wine, beer and water bottles. Maybe you could make a deal! Try your fancy health food stores or book stores that sell bottled “whatever” I used to get the beer bottles that had the wired cap to use as storage bottles for vinager and oils.

    • Michelle says:

      Contact some local bars. I’m sure they’ll be happy to give you some bottles!

      My friend needed a TON of bottle caps for a class project (she is a teacher, and she spray painted all the caps so they they wouldn’t have beer logos on them) and she called a bar and they just made a box for her and threw them in there instead of in the trash.

    • Vickie says:

      I had friends and friends of friends save them for me. I also contacted local wine shops with wine tastings to save their used ones. Got over 300 in less than a year.

    • Loretta says:

      I was getting some of mine from our recyclable dump. WE used the diamond tip on the drill, I just wanted to know what they are using to connect the rebar on top and bottom.

    • Barb says:

      Check out liquor stores that do wine tastings, call restaurants that serve wine or have a bar. just suggestions. ;- )

    • Monika says:

      go to a recycle center most of the time you get the bottles for free ..all kinds of colors

    • Pat says:

      go to any recycle center….go to bars or restaurants that sell wine etc..they may have quite a few…

  9. Sandy heels says:

    Or you could string corks between the bottles or alternate a row of a string of corks and or beads between the rows of bottles. Ive also seen a room divider made with strung corks and beads and glass figures. It was really eye catching!

  10. KATHY says:

    The special bottle project…how do you secure it on top?

    • Chris Bowen says:

      Just take a 2×4 and if you are using 1/2 in rebar, drill 1/2″ holes, in to it, on 6″ centers for the top. Insert each into the wood top…..I am planning on making the bottom the same way

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