DIY Beer Bottle Glass Cutting & Candles

11 Materials
$18.00
1 Hour
Easy

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.
diy beer bottle glass cutting candles at home, home decor
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.
diy beer bottle glass cutting candles at home, home decor
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.
diy beer bottle glass cutting candles at home, home decor
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.
diy beer bottle glass cutting candles at home, home decor
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!
diy beer bottle glass cutting candles at home, home decor
Tip: Dunk the bottle and keep it submerged until you hear the crack, when you pull it out it should look like this!
diy beer bottle glass cutting candles at home, home decor
Step 5: Take your rougher sand paper and smooth down the edges of the glass
diy beer bottle glass cutting candles at home, home decor
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.
diy beer bottle glass cutting candles at home, home decor
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.
diy beer bottle glass cutting candles at home, home decor
Step 8: Pour your wax in and let it cool completely.
diy beer bottle glass cutting candles at home, home decor
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
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3 of 16 questions
  • Janie
    on Apr 29, 2018

    Sorry if this sounds dumb but......After these are sanded down & properly cleaned is there any reason you wouldn’t be able to use them to actually drink out of?

    • Alma
      on Jun 11, 2019

      Janie, there is never a dumb question! I'm glad you asked this one.


  • Shari Moquin
    on Apr 29, 2018

    Would be a good to wear protective gloves and safety glasses when cutting the glass?

    • Rachel Metz
      on Apr 30, 2018

      Yes! 100% this was two years ago when I was so new to DIY'ing and didn't even think of that. Definitely be safe!

  • Charlotte Lovell
    on Jun 14, 2019

    Are they heat safe? I ask because I’ve used other glass jars for candles and found out the hard way they weren’t heat safe.

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  • E
    on Jun 14, 2019

    Thanks for sharing great techniques!

  • Joyce
    on Jun 16, 2019

    Looks like SO MUCH FUN...I'm going to make gifts of these...

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