Using drinking glasses from wine bottles are great additions to any dinner. They’re not hard to make and you don’t have to worry about glass designs and decorations as you can easily take advantage of their original form and style. In addition, you positively contribute to the environment as you reuse wine bottles. Aside from drinking glasses, you can also fashion wine glasses and tumblers from these bottles. If you want to know how to make drinking glasses from wine bottles, here are the things you need to do.
- Cut the bottle. There are different tools that you can use to cut the bottles, as long as they are able to cut a line all around the bottle. There are also plastic and metal bottle cutters that you can buy for this purpose. The height of the cut depends on the height of the drinking glass that you want to make.
Once you make a line, stop there. Don’t cut the bottle all the way since glass has a structure that can’t be cut roughly. Put the bottle over a candle or any source of heat and carefully turn the bottle around, holding the bottle on both ends. This ensures that the crystalline structure of the bottle is retained.
After heating the bottle for about a minute, remove it from heat and pour in a few drops of cold water around the area. Repeat the process until the glass breaks in two from the cut you made earlier. You’ll hear the sound of glass cracking while you’re doing this process.
Once done, use sandpaper with 200 grit or a finer one. Keep going until you’re sure that the edges won’t end up wounding the one drinking from it.
After you finish the drinking glass, wash it carefully to remove extra debris. You can also surround the glass edges with wire wheel to add a silver color and shiny edge to it.