Introduction: 3 Things You Can Make From Glass Bottles

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

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

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

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

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

I scored another line under the ring.

Step 6: Glass Ring

I used blowtorch and cold water again.

Now I had a very rough ring.

Step 7:

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

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

Step 9: Wall Lamp

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

I sanded both pieces with silicon carbide.

Step 11: Wall Lamp

I glued a plastic bulb holder inside of the bottle.

Step 12: Wall Lamp

And last, I glued both pieces together.

Epoxy glue was great for the job.

Comments

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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?

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ShakeTheFuture (author)preetirao2015-12-15

Yes, there are a few options:

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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?

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ShakeTheFuture (author)preetirao2015-12-16

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

Do you mean the epoxy glue?

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Yonatan24 (author)2015-12-14

And your new project: Glass bottle Jewelry

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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!!!

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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!!!

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mehdi1980 (author)2015-11-06

so creative,bravo!

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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.

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IanB50 (author)2015-10-18

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

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IanB50 (author)2015-10-17

How do you score the glass

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ShakeTheFuture (author)IanB502015-10-17

With a bottle cutter.

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IanB50 (author)ShakeTheFuture2015-10-18

How much do the for a cheep one

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IanB50 (author)2015-10-17

Very impressed with the iders

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ShakeTheFuture (author)IanB502015-10-17

Thank You!

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IanB50 (author)2015-10-17

Very impressed with the iders

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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.

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TheT4 (author)WackoWithAFish2015-10-13

can u send me some

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lakyce (author)WackoWithAFish2015-10-08

lakyce

You could send leftovers to me, please.

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you guys should check this machine out:

redetec.com

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SunnyC10 (author)WackoWithAFish2015-10-06

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

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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

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PraveenK34 (author)2015-10-08

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

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AikkuL (author)2015-10-08

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

Greetings from Helsinki, Finland

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ShakeTheFuture (author)AikkuL2015-10-08

Thank You!

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bhermance (author)2015-10-07

the lamp idea is clever!

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ShakeTheFuture (author)bhermance2015-10-08

Thank You!

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Tumunga (author)2015-10-07

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

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ShakeTheFuture (author)Tumunga2015-10-08

That's a great idea :)

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Eromanga (author)2015-10-07

The wall lamp is a great design. Well done.

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ShakeTheFuture (author)Eromanga2015-10-08

Thank You!

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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.

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Thank You!

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

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

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Great! I hope you succeed!

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KarenW50 (author)2015-10-07

where do you get the silicon carbide from?

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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)

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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

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ShakeTheFuture (author)Fezder2015-10-07

Thank You!

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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..

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

Cheers

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shed469 (author)2015-10-06

Excellent instructable!

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ShakeTheFuture (author)shed4692015-10-07

Thank You for your feedback!

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ShakeTheFuture (author)shed4692015-10-06

Thanks!

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galarie (author)2015-10-06

amazing!!

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ShakeTheFuture (author)galarie2015-10-07

Cheers!

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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!

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Thank You!

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diegos27 (author)2015-10-06

I made this tumblers

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ShakeTheFuture (author)diegos272015-10-07

Nice!

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

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