DIY Beer Bottle Glass Cutting & Candles

Rachel Metz
by Rachel Metz
11 Materials
1 Hour

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.

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 - p i n t e r e s t - s n a p c h a t - rachel_metz i n q u i r i e s -

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  • Janie 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?

  • Shari Moquin Shari Moquin on Apr 29, 2018

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

  • Lottie Crafts Lottie Crafts 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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