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DIY Beer Bottle Glass Cutting & Candles

Curious how you can cut glass at home? Need to find a use for your old beer bottles? Or ever get inspired to want to decorate with some? Well now you can! I am showing you how to cut (not perfectly but still) beer bottles and turn them into DIY decor or a gift option. You probably have all of this laying around your house (minus the wax and wicks). Happy DIY'ing babes xx.
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $18.00 Difficulty: Easy
Step 1: Grab a large enough bucket or pot that is deep enough to dip half a beer bottle into, fill that with ice all the way to the top then add water and set in your sink.
Step 2: Grab a smaller bowl and fill it with your nail polish remover, place a long strand of thick yarn into it to soak.
Step 3: Take the yarn out and tie it around your beer bottle where you want the bottle to be cut and snip the excess yarn off.
Step 4: Light the yarn on fire while rotating the bottle for 30 seconds and IMMEDIATELY dip it into the ice bath, you should hear a crack and when you pull the bottle out - it'll be cut!
Tip: Dunk the bottle and keep it submerged until you hear the crack, when you pull it out it should look like this!
Step 5: Take your rougher sand paper and smooth down the edges of the glass
Step 6: Bring water to a boil and place your wax flakes in a heat safe bowl on top of the boiled water and let it melt. This is where you can add your oils for scent! You can also microwave the flakes for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off until they are completely melted.
Step 7: While your wax is melting, place a wick into your empty beer bottle and place one skewer on each side of it to hold it in place.
Step 8: Pour your wax in and let it cool completely.
Step 9: Cut the excess of the wick off if any and enjoy!
See the full DIY tutorial on Rachel Metz's YouTube channel xx. Connect with me! i n s t a g r a m - https://www.instagram.com/rachel_metz/ p i n t e r e s t - https://www.pinterest.com/rachel_metz/ s n a p c h a t - rachel_metz i n q u i r i e s - rachellivingtodiy@gmail.com

Materials I used for this project:

  • Empty beer bottles   (Recycled)
  • Nail polish remover   (Around the house or CVS)
  • THICK yarn   (Michael's Craft Store)
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To see more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBLFaCgm3_U

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Nov 18, 2016

    This is such a cool idea! Welcome to Hometalk! :)

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Nov 18, 2016

    Love this!!

  • Ivanity.lolray3.com
    Ivanity.lolray3.com Granada Hills, CA
    on Nov 18, 2016

    I would like to try this, as I have quite a few wine bottles. Does it have to be a particular kind of nail polish remover? It won't explode. will it? Thanks for sharing, Lollie

    • Rachel Metz
      Rachel Metz
      on Nov 21, 2016

      No it won't explode but I didn't keep the fire on it for more than 30 seconds. I would get a super concentrated nail polish remover for thicker glass.

  • LABrown
    LABrown Chatsworth, CA
    on Nov 18, 2016

    Really clever! I love it.

  • Terry Abraham
    Terry Abraham
    on Nov 19, 2016

    love this post. I was wondering where I would find a bottle cutter that was popular in the 60 or 70. This looks much easier.

    • Diane K.
      Diane K. Cape May, NJ
      on Nov 22, 2016

      I have seen them on ebay. I had one but was never very successful with it.

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