I love colored glass bottles and recycle them for years. I was looking for an easy way of cutting the glass that I could use without the need for tools to reuse them into other projects. Of course, I never imagined that the solution was acetone and it is so simple! Anyhow, please be careful while doing that, it can always be dangerous!
To do this all you will need is:
- Some string
- 1 Glass bottle (the thinner the glass bottles wall the better)
- Acetone (Most commonly found in nail polish remover
- Some form of abrasive paper (I used emery board)
- Sink filled with cold water (the colder the better. I used ice which helped)
- Igniting source
Watch the videos below to see how to easily cut glass bottles:
A simple process, rub with a little sandpaper the cut bottle to avoid any injury, and I will give you some ideas about what you can create with them:
- Fantastic candlesticks that you can use to decorate your home and your terrace or even a social event or celebration! (Learn how to build a chandelier Christmas garlands),
- Amazing chandeliers by lightings-cutting the bottom of the bottle and fastening them to a piece of wood or metal,
- Lights: just cutting back the bottom of the bottle, and pass through electrical equipment and electrical cords in different lengths,
- Or, a chandelier sculpture by combining many bottles and wires together at the same length. Also, learn how to build a light sculpture using wood from crates,
- A table lamp with larger decorative bottles. To built it, remove the lower part to pass the cable and adjust a cloth hat in the neck of the bottle.
And, do not stop there. Do the same with antique glass decanters that will find a bargain financially, and create this stunning romantic chandelier at a cost of 30-40 dollars. Romantic style chandelier, you can construct an old fan following the instructions found in the suspension or even from here: chains like.
Update 12/2016: In fact there are many other techniques to cut glass bottles (with a flame , with boiling water, etc...), but the one presented here with a Yarn and Acetone is for us the safest we found!
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