Intro: 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.
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.