and we left some bottoms in tact....then I stuck the bottles top (neck) down along the edge of the flower bed in the backyard flower bed. . . and put tea lights in the little indentation on the bottom of the bottles -- or set the candle inside the bottle on the ones we cut the bottoms off.
It really makes for a pretty evening light display (when there isnt' any wind!)
Now you can start recycling wine bottles for your own collection! (or you can give them to me for mine!)