Introduction: 3 Things You Can Make From Glass Bottles

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Bottle cutting is a greet way to recycle bottles.

Next time you bring a fancy wine bottle from abroad, don't throw it away when the wine is gone.

Perhaps you can make something out of it - A reminder of a wonderful holiday you had.

In the Instructable "5 Things You Can Make From Glass Bottles", I covered some basic things you can make from glass bottles.

In this Instructable, we look at 3 more things.

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Step 1: Simple Candle Holder

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I had this nice looking bottle.

It was perfect to make a candle holder.

I scored the line with a Ephrem's bottle cutter

Step 2: Simple Candle Holder

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I used hot and cold water to split the bottle in half.

Other part of the bottle could be used to make a vase, but I did not need a vase as I made one in another Instructable.

Step 3: Glass Ring

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Bottle neck of the wine bottle is perfect to make a ring out of it.

We need to cut out the ring.

I used a glass cutter to score the line around the bottle neck.

Step 4: Glass Ring

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I heated up the line with a blow torch and then cooled it down in a glass of cold water.

Don't heat up the bottle too much or it might shatter.

Also, make sure to wear goggles

After a few repetitions, top broke off.

Step 5: Glass Ring

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I scored another line under the ring.

Step 6: Glass Ring

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I used blowtorch and cold water again.

Now I had a very rough ring.

Step 7:

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To sand the ring, I used a silicon carbide powder and the sandpaper.

The end product is a thick glass ring.

Step 8: Wall Lamp

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I scored the bottle and used hot and cold water to split it.

Step 9: Wall Lamp

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I drilled a large hole in one piece with a diamond core hole saw.

I also drilled a smaller hole in another piece (to hang the lamp)

Step 10: Wall Lamp

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I sanded both pieces with silicon carbide.

Step 11: Wall Lamp

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I glued a plastic bulb holder inside of the bottle.

Step 12: Wall Lamp

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And last, I glued both pieces together.

Epoxy glue was great for the job.

Comments

preetirao (author)2015-12-15

The lamp is wonderful. but I don't have a glass cutter. is there no other way of cutting glass?

ShakeTheFuture (author)preetirao2015-12-15

Yes, there are a few options:

preetirao (author)ShakeTheFuture2015-12-15

Thanks and what are the options easily available? I am actually not into the hardware things but would like to try some simple ones. Also, I did not get hot glue when I searched on the online sites. I am from India. Can fevicol work? If not, what is the substitute for hot glue?

ShakeTheFuture (author)preetirao2015-12-16

I am a bit confused. For what do you need a hot glue?

Do you mean the epoxy glue?

Yonatan24 (author)2015-12-14

And your new project: Glass bottle Jewelry

inksomniah (author)2015-12-10

I really love the wall lamp!!! Great time finding differently shaped bottles, as well as embellishing the glass in different ways to fit decor and themes - makes for wonderful personalized gifts!!!

inksomniah (author)2015-12-10

I really love the wall lamp!!! Great time finding differently shaped bottles, as well as embellishing the glass in different ways to fit decor and themes - makes for wonderful personalized gifts!!!

mehdi1980 (author)2015-11-06

so creative,bravo!

Harriett Elizabeth (author)2015-10-20

This is real neat usage of once enjoyed something...will use idea in Art class come January 2016. Thanks for the inspiration.

IanB50 (author)2015-10-18

I mean how much do they cost. For a cheep one

IanB50 (author)2015-10-17

How do you score the glass

ShakeTheFuture (author)IanB502015-10-17

With a bottle cutter.

IanB50 (author)ShakeTheFuture2015-10-18

How much do the for a cheep one

IanB50 (author)2015-10-17

Very impressed with the iders

ShakeTheFuture (author)IanB502015-10-17

Thank You!

IanB50 (author)2015-10-17

Very impressed with the iders

WackoWithAFish (author)2015-10-06

Hello,

I am very impressed with your hot glue recycle. We here at supplies 3d have loads of scrap ABS 1.75 mm filament. I would be happy to send it to you to play with . The scrap cannot be avoided. We pull 1kg spools into 20 foot strands and the end of the spool might leave us with 19 or just two feet. I don't toss it out in hopes of recycling it.

TheT4 (author)WackoWithAFish2015-10-13

can u send me some

lakyce (author)WackoWithAFish2015-10-08

lakyce

You could send leftovers to me, please.

you guys should check this machine out:

redetec.com

SunnyC10 (author)WackoWithAFish2015-10-06

Is this ABS the material used in a 3D printer?
Or for what use?

Hi!

That would be nice. I like to make things from recycled objects.

Unfortunately, I am located in Spain.

The postage would cost more than the scrap material.

I'll have to wait until teleportation is invented :)

Cheers

PraveenK34 (author)2015-10-08

Simple yet great designs! My vote for the lamp! Definitely would like to try it soon!

AikkuL (author)2015-10-08

Cool! Simple and nice things, wall lamp is my fave one. Thank you for sharing. :)

Greetings from Helsinki, Finland

ShakeTheFuture (author)AikkuL2015-10-08

Thank You!

bhermance (author)2015-10-07

the lamp idea is clever!

ShakeTheFuture (author)bhermance2015-10-08

Thank You!

Tumunga (author)2015-10-07

On that 3rd one in the video, I thought he was making a bong.

ShakeTheFuture (author)Tumunga2015-10-08

That's a great idea :)

Eromanga (author)2015-10-07

The wall lamp is a great design. Well done.

ShakeTheFuture (author)Eromanga2015-10-08

Thank You!

kathymccown (author)2015-10-06

I love these ideas!! I am scared because I am very clumsy but will try to make them. All the posts of ideas make me excited about trying your ideas!! Thank you for posting.

Thank You!

Don't be scared. Just try it out. Just get plenty of bottles as it's normal to make errors :)

Thanks, I will send you a picture if I am successful!

Great! I hope you succeed!

KarenW50 (author)2015-10-07

where do you get the silicon carbide from?

ShakeTheFuture (author)KarenW502015-10-07

I got it from eBay.

Just search for silicone carbide powder.

Most of sellers sell it loose in a plastic bag (no brand)

Fezder (author)2015-10-07

nice one! i mean each of those, that's new style to cut glass for me, looks quite easy/convenient. This accompanies well for ''emptyed'' used light bulbs

ShakeTheFuture (author)Fezder2015-10-07

Thank You!

jvandeyacht (author)2015-10-06

Ive done rings, though i wear a size 15 so i cant wear them but put 7 or 8 in a bowl on the desk and let people guess.....ive also made table lamps...great ideas..

I bet people did not guess from what it was made.

Cheers

shed469 (author)2015-10-06

Excellent instructable!

ShakeTheFuture (author)shed4692015-10-07

Thank You for your feedback!

ShakeTheFuture (author)shed4692015-10-06

Thanks!

galarie (author)2015-10-06

amazing!!

ShakeTheFuture (author)galarie2015-10-07

Cheers!

Pyromaniac88 (author)2015-10-06

I really like these ideas. They're creative and easy to do. I'm going to try the glass ring first. Thanks!

Thank You!

diegos27 (author)2015-10-06

I made this tumblers

ShakeTheFuture (author)diegos272015-10-07

Nice!

I like how you kept the labels. Looks very cool!

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