Step 4: Finishing Touches

I screwed up one side of my mold and as a result had extra work to do after the bottles came out. I discovered I could carve and scrape off extra resin to get a round bottle look. And boy did it make a difference. So if you have excess resin be sure to scrape it off carefully. Too much pressure and the bottle will just crack on you.

My original idea was to make "Bustmeister - King of Bustin' Heads" labels and six pack but decided with regards to cost and time constraints to just glue on real labels. I did buy a pack of 20+ vintage Budweiser labels. They look kinda generic and give it a cool novelty feel.

I also used a set of new labels i removed from a new Budweiser bottle.

To remove labels from a bottle usually just letting them soak in water for a bit and carefully peeling them off will do the trick.

To glue them back on I used 3M Super 77 sprayable adhesive.

Well there you have it, start a new tradition for New Years, instead of shooting corks, break a bottle over someones head!

Just be sure to let them know before hand. They break super easily but a surprise hit hurts more. The resin crumples into microscopic pieces so I don't recommend using them on carpet and don't litter parks/nature with it.

After you are done with them, you can reuse them. However I'm not entirely certain about the Super 77adhesive, if it's ok to cook that.

I have extra resin, labels, and dye for sale and I will cut up a silicone mold I didn't use if you want a sample of it. I can also make bottles if you don't want to make your own.

Well this is my submission for the 2nd laser contest. And as before If I win I plan to make free laser cuttings available to all members in the Instructables Laser contest group.


Is there a way to make them look more like glass, take the sort of chalky appearence off them?
Can this be made so that it's clear or green? I'd love to switch it up with vodka and wine bottles/glasses. And can you fill them with liquid, or is it too unstable? A smash&splash would look great onstage...
yes if you want a clear one just don't add color but I'm not entirely sure about this and for green just add green food coloring
I gotta try and make a small vile or flask for my drama play, and i was wondering if anyone would be able to help me as to how to make it- im not sure what to make the mould out of. As well as where the heck to get a candy thermometer!!
Sounds like a Metal Gear dilemma in here.
?lol?what do you mean by that?or am i just missing something?
The liquid and solid talk. Also was playing a lot of MGS4 that month.<br />
&nbsp;So, will this make a hollow or semi hollow bottle, or a solidresin bottle?
It would make a hollow bottle, just like the normal beer bottles.
my friend got a bottle once and filled it up till water was bout an inch from the top and he slammed his palm down on to the mouth of the bottle annd the air pressure inside the bottle made it shatter in his hand. pretty rad.
Nice project! The accidental bubbling gives it that nice cold look from a distance.
I think you mean, Shaped like south america.
I made a couple of these and had fun with them. Nothing better than walking up to a friend who you owe a good whack to and nail them with the bottle. Another thing that's good to do: throw one across a room and hit a friend in the back. Shatters and sends your friend forward out of seats and such due to surprise.
if you wipe them down with hot water they will look better (on the sugar ones I don't know about the resin ones
Anyway I can do this with something not resin? Like some hard drying glue? It doesn't need to shatter, but that would be cool to have.... Even a rubber bottle to hit people with :D
Great idea, Nice Project, Well documented, What more to say. Seriously enjoyed this one, good idea for the future, if im bored and want a little side project in the garage, what other things would work well in break away glass?
Wow! You could make these yourself and sell them cheaper than other places. How much would you have to charge per bottle to make a profit?
My dad make fibre glas so i maght be able to get some industrail resin
thats sick and ill try it if you notice towards the top of the green bottle it looks like a skull there
I did something similar with a wine bottle for a play. I cast the wine bottle upside down and filled with water so that the mold could be one piece. I made sugar glass and poured it in the mold. It was a bit sticky due to high humidity that week, but we could eat the wreckage. I even let my wife hit me over the head with a bottle. Smooth-On makes great mold making silicones. I bought the food grade silicone because it was rated up to 450 degrees.
Or, you could just swirl a dime or a sharp rock around inside an empty bottle for a few minutes. The sharp edges will score the glass enough that it breaks easily and (generally) harmlessly. For serious, we break them over our heads all the time. Just don't get it in your eyes!
Yeah the guy that hit me with a bottle forgot to do that lol... Pint glasses are fairly inconsequential to the head anything by arcoro doesn't seem to hurt but I've never done this on purpose. Possible other things to make from magic glass: - Lightbulbs -Windows (then have your enemies replace with them and watch them braek in wind... - Crazy glasses - Screen doors (saves lives and if if you run through it you're only saving time) - Safety baubles (the glass ones are kinda dangerous, especially in bauble fights) - Glass boxes to beat mimes with in a non lethal manner - Art - Giant plates of glass to walk about with (it's probably cheaper this way) - Trick coasters and such, even a trick glass coffee table, then make someone buy another for you and have 2
Also, break it right after you score it- after a while it won't work right.
A valid point. Why is that, anyways?
Amazing Instructable! Thanks for doing all the research and hard work for something just fun!
dude whats with the bubbles in the bottle? is there any way you can get the bubles not to form
The hotter the mold the less bubbles. 400+ degrees is deal. Also there are alternatives to this type of resin. Some types you mix together and use once but it has little or no bubbles. Smooth on sells it, Smash plastic sells the stuff to.
I Smell Clever Pranks...
That's awesome! Now, go smash some people!
I know I should probably put some action shots up right? They were a xmas present to my brother, but he's home for the holidays and working full time. I wanna eventually get video of em. I think I'll put up a picture of a broken bottle though, to show its glass qualities. And video in a few weeks.
Yeah man, definitely!
One of the best planned, most complete instructables I've seen. Bravo! Now you need to burn yourself again to get Madagascar off the coast of Africa. I suggest using a soldering iron.
haha! I think someone needs to do a scarification Instructable ;)
That's sweet!! Nice Instructable! :)
Wow, awesome job, nasty blister in the shape of Africa you got there.
Cool! Love it! Great fun! Love to go up to some on and nail them in the head with it. :) BTW It really does look like africa.

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