Sorry to make you Wait. Let’s just pretend it’s Wednesday since my Wednesday felt more like a Monday and my Week felt more like a month, Which in my Weird World makes this post right on time. I’ve finally figured out the Wine Bottle Waterer. It can be made from 100% recycled materials – Wine bottles (or vodka bottles as recommended by vodkaandgroundbeef) and Wire hangers.
First, unscrew the top of the hanger.
Just hold the base of the hanger and pull the hook around. It unwraps in seconds. The hook, with a slight modification, will hold the neck of the bottle in place. Either squeeze with your hands or use plyers to tighten the hook around the neck of the bottle.
Then you need to wrap the body of the bottle. Follow the curve of the hanger. One corner of the hanger will meet up with the bottom of the bottle.
From here, you’ll wrap the wire back up to the top of the bottle and thread the wire underneath where the original hook is around the neck.
Again, follow the curve of the hanger. The opposite corner, pressed together, will form the stake. And after the stake forms, the two squiggly pieces of wire will meet up again. The wires will catch on each other at the squiggly parts; use the pliers to twist the end and secure in place.
That’s it, but here are a couple tips I learned along the way: Save your cork. It’s much easier to control the water flow by poking holes in the cork than by measuring out marbles. Although the marbles make a clear bottle look much prettier. The second tip is to buy Lucky Duck chardonnay. It only costs about $4 at Walmart, and when you flip the bottle upside down, the lucky duck turns right side up!