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DIY Glass Bottle Projects and How to Cut Glass

Wine bottle crafts and glass bottles crafts are simple things to make yet their preparation might seem intimidating without proper guidance, the following article is here to help you in your diy endeavors and it will feature ways to safely cut glass bottles as well a few simple but beautifully-efficient crafts that can be realized with glass bottles .

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
Gloves
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
Source: buzzfeed.com
After the bottle has be sliced in two pieces one could place the top of the bottle inverted into the bottom part to create the ideal glass planter, through this method the plant can feed itself for as long as it desires all the act being presented in a beautiful, glass display.

Tailor Your Own Glass Bottle Wind Chimes
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The crafting of a wind chime might be a little bit more time consuming than other projects here yet it is a project that will surely highlight your qualities as a crafter and through exercise you can improve your glass bottle cutting skills. Use differently colored glass circles to make things interesting.

Epic Conversational Candy Bowl
Source: Etsy.com
A childhood memory might easily portray a candy ball yet the craft that follows portrays a candy ball for the adult, crafted from a whiskey bottle. The new epic function of the bottle can certainly become a conversational starter.

Easy Petite and Cool Shot Glasses

Source: recyclart.org
A super  cool craft that might animate your next Friday party, all those beer bottles can now become shot glasses and the larger the party the more you`ll need. Get creative with simple elements !

Glass Storage Containers
Source: thefancy.com
Nothing compares to graphic storage. We all know that actually beautiful graphic storage is either insanely expensive or insanely hard to find. By using glass cutting techniques any glass bottle can help you in this endeavor. Cork spheres purchased from the craft store make the ideal lid for these 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.
What do you think about glass bottles and their place in recycling and repurposing ? We would love to hear your opinion on the subject in the comment section below.
Source: usefuldiyprojects.com

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