HOW TO turn bottles from roadside trash to repurposed gift

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After my family cleaned up the trash from the roadside ditches near our home, I noticed that there were loads of glass bottles, and decided to do something fun with them.  Here’s how!

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1.  A big clean up job!  I used bleach to kill any nasty germs!

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2. They looked much better after a good scrubbing!

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3. Gather discarded book pages, dictionary pages, scrapbook paper, road maps, or sheet music.

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4. Use Mod Podge to coat the bottle, then cover with the paper of your choice.

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5. Make slits in your paper to shape around the curves at the top and bottom.

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6. Once completely covered, add another coat of Mod Podge to seal any loose edges, and make your bottle waterproof.

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7. Now it is ready to embellish however you wish.  Paint, wrap with wire and steam punk parts, deoupage, etc.

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8. Add corks or other stoppers, and your bottles are ready to use as decoration, or fill with bubbles or bath salts.

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