1. Mole and rabbit
repellent. When set in the ground near molehills with
½inchoftheirnecksexposed, bottles will whistle in the wind and scare
off moles. Half-filled bottles placed throughout the garden will do
the same for rabbits.
2. Rolling pin. Fill a
bottle with water, cap it, and roll out the dough.
3. Cruets. Use perfume, hair-tonic, or other exotically
shaped bottles as oil and vinegar cruets.
4. Drill holster. To
hold an electric drill or screw gun, cut the neck off a plastic
bottle, then cut the bottle about halfway on the diagonal. Screw to
the wall above your workbench or cut slits in the bottle so that you
can put it on a belt.
5. Bud vase. Remove the atomizer from an empty perfume
bottle, wash thoroughly, and display a few small flowers in it.
6. Boot trees. Insert
large soda-pop bottles into your boots to help them keep their
7. Bowling pins. Paint
the numbers 1 through 10 on clean plastic bottles and use an old
rubber ball to bowl at home on a rainy day.
8. Bellows. When
cleaned, a squeezable plastic detergent or
ketchup bottle with a hole in its spout can serve as a bellows for
encouraging a slow charcoal or fireplace
9. Rodent deterrent.
Wrap a glass bottle in a heavy cloth and smash it; carefully stuff
the shards into steel wool and stick in the openings around your
10. Newspaper saver. Cut
off a large plastic bottle on the diagonal about a third of the way
from the bottom. Tie a piece of string around the neck of the bottle
and attach the other end of the string to your delivery box. Ask
your delivery service to put the bottle over the open end of the box
after putting in the paper on a rainy day.