Bottle Tree Creations by Jerry Swanson

 

Wine Bottles

for your Bottle Tree or Project...

Over 24 styles and colors to choose from!

 

Some bottles are now as low as 50 each!


Charge Cards

Wisconsin Badger Bottle Tree
Wisconsin Badger's Bottle Tree

 

News about Cobalt Blue Glass Bottles:
I recently received news from my bottle supplier that cobalt blue glass bottles are now being made in limited runs.
That means the prices on blue glass bottles will be increasing sometime soon.
Why?  Recyclers do not like taking blue glass because it needs to be separated from other glass.
On that front, I am already starting to see some glass bottles
which were sprayed cobalt blue.
That means those bottles will not keep their blue color for long if they are kept in the Sun.
So sad to hear.  I will keep you informed.

Cobalt Blue Glass Bottles
750 ml
13"
Tall Hock
$3.00
750 ml
11.75"
Hock
$2.00
750 ml
11.5"
Claret
$2.10
375 ml
10.75"
Hock
$2.75
8 oz.
5.5"
Boston
$2.25
Order Individual Bottles Here...

You may change the quantities in your CART...

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Sometimes, I like mixing the 750 ml Tall Hock with the 375 ml Hock.
The shapes are the same.


If you are looking for a full case of bottles...

Order One Case
Twelve-750 ml
Cobalt Blue
Glass Bottles

Click the bottle for larger photo!

   Hock--> 750 ml Hock Cobalt Blue Glass Bottle  
Claret-->
750 ml Claret Cobalt Blue Glass Bottle
Hock...$24.00
Claret...$25.20
for 12 Bottles
Choose Bottle Style

A case will cost about
$18-$23 to ship
FedEx.

Other shapes and colors...

 

Bottles
Clear Claret
50
(was $1.40)
Clear Hock
50
(was $1.40)
Green Claret
$1.00
(was $2.00)
Amber Hock
$2.25
(was $2.00)
650 ml
Amber
50
(was $1.40)
Brown Hock Glass Bottle
750 ml Antique
Green/Brown
Hock
75
(was $2.10)
Bombay Sapphire Glass Bottle
Rare
Bombay
Sapphire
Blue
$6.00
(Temporary Out)
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A case of 12 bottles will cost about $18-$23 to ship.
You may mix or match colors and styles to make a case.
You may also order less than 12 bottles if you wish, but for example, shipping 8 bottles costs about the same as shipping 12.

 

If you wanted a 5/8-inch hole drilled in the bottom or side of the bottle, add 75 cents
to the price and email me for details.

 

 

You may change the order quantities in your CART...

The Colors are Fun!

Painted Color Glass Bottles
Claret Painted Enamel Glass Bottles
750 ml Claret
11.5" Tall
$4.50 ea.
Choose
Color:
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Color:

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My Thoughts on Bottles

My Enamel Painted Glass Bottle colors will remain bright on these bottles for several years, but the enamel paint will start to become discolored or flakey after a short while.  It all depends on how much direct Sunlight they receive as well as other conditions.  I have some painted bottles, which receive partial Sun, and have remained in good color for over 8 years.  It's a kinda coin-toss.  Painting glass is just so unreliable because of the smooth surface.  Without roughing the surfaces, paint simply does not adhere very well to glass.

My LGBT Bottle Tree (below) was made about 18 months ago...two Summers and a Wisconsin Winter.  The painted bottles might have a scratch here and there, but they still look pretty good.  The Wisconsin Badgers Bottle Tree (also below) is about 6 years old.

Painted bottles will also scratch easily...so handle them with care!  One way or another, my experience with my painted colored bottles has been pretty good. 

In the end...I useally opt for the Cobalt Blue Glass Bottles.  The color lasts FOREVER and the blues contrast nicely with the greens of the gardens.  But I must admit...the colored bottles are fun!

I have tried many of the translucent colored bottles you may find available on the Internet, but the color is a food-safe spray on and do not last in direct sunlight.  They look good for the first few months...then they fade the second year...then they turn opaque and the sprayed-on coloring starts to flake off...leaving a very ugly bottle.  But they are pretty for one Summer.

If you really want a good translucent colored bottle, it NEEDS to be made with colored glass!  Problem is...they are harder to find, and can get very expensive.  For example, did you know real red glass is made with gold?

I have also started to see more of the spray-on Cobalt Blue bottles.  I suspect the real cobalt blue glass bottles will go away one day.  The main reason for the probable demise of the cobalt blue glass is because that color needs to be seperated making it harder to recycle. 

 

The above opaque colors are fun when used for the Holidays!

  • Red and Green bottles for Christmas

  • Red and White for my Wisconsin Badger's Tree

  • Orange and Green for my Packer's Tree

  • Yellow, Pink and Purple bottles for Easter

  • Black and Orange for Halloween

  • Red, White, and Blue bottles for July 4th

 

Wisconsin Badger Bottle Tree
This Wisconsin Badgers
Bottle Tree has been planted
(in partial shade)
for about 6 years. 

Freesia LGBT Bottle Tree
This LGBT Bottle Tree has seen about
18 months (full Sun) in the gardens
.

A case of 12-750 ml bottles will cost about $18-$23 to ship.
You may mix or match colors and styles to make a case.
You may also order less than 12 bottles if you wish, but shipping 8 bottles costs about the same as shipping 12.



CatTail Bottle Tree
with these RARE 1.5 L Cobalt Blue Bottles



BottleBall Bottle Tree
Pretty in the snow!

Sapphire Blue Hock Bottle
Did you know??  This Red, Frosted, and Mauve bottle is colored with a food-safe spray-on color.  I quit selling these bottles because they will not stand up to the Sun's UV rays.  They will look good the first year
but pretty bad the next.




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Bottles are safe outside in all weather.
Simply do not allow water to accumulate inside the bottles!


Sapphire Blue Hock bottle
Sapphire Blue Hock Bottle, 750 ml
They do not make this bottle color anymore.
That's too bad, because this was one of my favorite bottles.
They look fantastic on my trees!

Bottle Wall

If you wanted a 5/8-inch hole drilled in the bottom of the bottle, add 75 cents per bottle.
If you wanted a 5/8-inch hole drilled in the side of the bottle, add $1.00 per bottle.
Email me HERE for details.



Three Sizes of Hock Styled Cobalt Blue Glass Bottles
Cobalt Blue Glass Bottles
All are blue glass...not a spray-on.
1.5 L, 750 ml, and 375 ml

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Jerry Swanson
W5431 Oxbow Trail
Princeton, WI 54968
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920-229-2390

 

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