April is National Garden Month and the change in the weather inspires lots of us to put our hands in the dirt this time of year.  Not all of us were born with a green thumb but that shouldn’t stop you from giving it a try.

Gardening can be a relaxing activity that adds beauty to your space and can give you the opportunity to have fresh herbs on hand for tons of yummy recipes. Even if you are tight on space, we have a great way for you to celebrate the month.  This is super fun especially since you have to empty a few wine bottles first!  For more information on National Garden Month including planting schedules visit the National Garden Month Website.

What you’ll need:
-Empty and clean wine bottle
-Lighter
-Yarn
-Acetone (nail polish remover)
-Sandpaper
-Sink or bucket full of ice water
-Goggles or glasses to protect your eyes

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1. First tie yarn around bottle

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2. Remove yarn and submerge in acetone.

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3. Replace yarn to desired break point and carefully light on fire. Make sure the heat from the fire reaches all parts of the desired break point.

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4. The change in temperature will break the glass and you can smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Then you can use the bottle to make these cute little herb pots!

wine bottle planters