⦁ Supplies Required
Each craft will require different means yet the safety precautions should always be embraced so the following items are mandatory for any craft:
⦁ Glass recipients ready to be up-cycled
⦁ Eye Protection – Goggles
Always be cautious when you work with glass, regardless of type. If you have everything at your grasp and you are ready to start go through the following steps with patience.
⦁ The Method
Glass can be cut through numerous means yet the method presented below does not require effort nor expensive materials.
⦁ How to Cut Glass in 4 Simple Steps
⦁ Start with a glass cutter, this will be used to score the bottle. A small dint, a small incision will be made around the future cutting line of the bottle. Do your best to aim for a straight line, use the aid of a Sharpie marker to make your job easier in this regard. A piece of twine wrapped around the bottle can guide your glass cutter very well too.
⦁ A controlled source of heat will be used now to heat the bottle along the small incision previously realized. A candle can work brilliantly as the craft itself does not require immense heat and we all have that candle in our home. It is recommended to constantly rotate the bottle to have the heat evenly dispersed and avoid shattering the glass.
⦁ After heating the glass for five minutes or so you ought to submerse the bottle in a bucket filled with ice cold water. The drastic difference in temperature will cause the bottle to break on the scored line. Please keep in mind that the thickness of the glass greatly influences the number of repetitions that one would need to achieve a good cut.
⦁ You now have two pieces of glass, it is time to sand the edges of both pieces in order to remove the sharp points. Start off with rough sandpaper and slowly proceed to finer grit to increase the quality of your end product.
⦁ Simple DIY Crafts to Realize
We now have a safe method to cut glass bottles. You are ready to take the glass diy world by storm, cast a glance at the selection diy glass bottles ideas below and bear in mind that the internet has thousands more from these came from.
Build Glass Epic Glass Planters
Tailor Your Own Glass Bottle Wind Chimes
Epic Conversational Candy Bowl
Easy Petite and Cool Shot Glasses
Glass Storage Containers
Suspended Bottle Plant Holders
Glass containers can work brilliantly suspended as well, carrying your favorite plant right on the porch. Choose to match these with your glass wind chimes presented earlier and you`ll have high quality glass items on our porch free of charge. Needless to say that you`ve helped our plantet save the energy invested in the making of the bottles themselves.
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