I love things that are different than the norm. They really add that unique touch to any form of decorating. And, of course, when that unique touch is on the outside of your home you’ve really drawn the eye of everyone who walks or drives by.
Some time last year I saw a bottle tree on television and fell in love with it. Since I didn’t follow up with it right then, I lost my chance to get one. Imagine my surprise and delight when I happened across their website! The design is actually fairly simple and very clever. If you know how to weld, you could probably make one yourself but I’m more clumsy than adept and would probably end up with a body part attached to the tree. Ouch! Plus I’ve learned over the years that when I start thinking that I could easily make it, I don’t buy it and then never make it either. Double whammy of being a crafter!
What’s great about these trees is that you can get the shape that works best for your landscaping and then pick the color of bottles you want to use. I prefer the multi-colored versions … probably because I can’t decide on just one, but that’s just me. What’s really fabulous about these is that they fit in great with any landscaping, particularly xeriscaping … they don’t require watering, after all!