Do not Pitch Glass Bottles! Reduce Them in Part!


Are you a wine drinker? Nope? Smartly how a few beer drinker? Both manner you’ll be able to forestall throwing away the ones lovely bottles and reduce them to make use of as glasses, bins —or my favourite—flower vases!

don't throw away wine bottles. Cut them in Halfdon't throw away wine bottles. Cut them in Half

Don’t Pitch Bottles! Reduce Them in Part!

A couple of 12 months in the past I purchased a bottle cutter off Amazon. I had grandiose plans to make vases and ingesting glasses galore. As an alternative the glass bottle cutter sat within the field. Lately I made up our minds to take the soar and take a look at it out. (Particularly as a result of my backyard is overflowing with vegetation to proportion.) I figured this used to be an effective way to upcycle wine bottles and use them as loose vases for pals and neighbors. In a position to learn to make wine bottle vases, or ingesting glasses, glass bins, or votive holders?

We’ll want a couple of gear to make this magic occur.  

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Be happy to observe the video or stay able to learn to reduce glass bottles simply and safely.

Directions:

Sooner than chopping your bottle, you’ll wish to take away the label. Right here’s some other educational to simply take away labels from bottles. 

Make a small mark on the backside of your bottle. That is the place you are going to get started and forestall your reduce.

mark bottom of wine bottle with white paint pen

mark bottom of wine bottle with white paint pen

Alter the glass chopping wheel to the place you wish to have to make your reduce. Free up the glass chopping wheel at the chopping jig. Slowly rotate the bottle till you will have finished one complete rotation.

turning bottle to cut

turning bottle to cut

Take away the bottle and test that your bottle has been scored the whole manner round.

pointing out scored cut line on wine bottle

pointing out scored cut line on wine bottle

Time to transport into the kitchen. You’ll want to are dressed in the ones protection glasses.

Have a pot of scorching water at the range nearly to boiling. Subsequent to this have a container with ice water able.

Dip the wine bottle into the new water, ensuring to submerge the bottle to the reduce line. Grasp it there for 15-20 seconds.

wine bottle in hot water

wine bottle in hot water

Then instantly immerse the bottle into the ice water. Attempt to separate the bottle (if it doesn’t separate by itself.)

wine bottle in ice cold water

wine bottle in ice cold water

If it gained’t destroy, resubmerge into the new water after which the ice water once more. 

cut wine bottle in half

cut wine bottle in half

As soon as the bottle has separated, the sides wish to be filed. For even smoother edges, sand the rim with regularly finer sandpaper. I began with 150 grit and labored as much as 600 grit. 

You’ll want to blank up your glass shavings, take care as a result of they are able to reduce you.

Now you’ll be able to use your newly reduce bottles as bins, ingesting glasses, or vases!

Fill them with water and vegetation to present as a present. 

wine bottle vases

wine bottle vases

Now promise me you’ll by no means throw away glass bottles once more. They’re too lovely to not re-use. Particularly after getting a bottle cutter.

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