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November 14th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Pinterest/Facebook Project #2 – What do to with your stash of old wine bottles

Okay, this one was brought to me by a friend.  and I love sparkly things so I started collecting wine bottles.

Now, I don’t drink wine, but I know people that do. So I put out the word and someone brought me a whole bag of wine bottles – about a dozen or so. My hubby has worked with glass for 30 years and he said that it was almost impossible to cut those wine bottles in any way that they would be useable afterwards.

So, off to google I went….and found lots of youtube videos for HIM to watch.  After he saw some of these he suddenly said “Hey, where is Ron Popeil when you need him?”.  Back in the ’80’s (or was it even before that) he was sure that Ron Popeil had come out with a bottle cutter. But we hadn’t seen a commercial for one of those in many, many years. (I just did a google search and found them on ebay for around $24). But being the impetuous people that we are, if we were going to do this project we were going to do it now, not research, order and wait for something.

So off went my hubby to the garage and started looking for a glass cutter, clamps, blocks of wood and some test bottles.

About a half hour later he came in with 2 bottles that had been cut(scored is the proper word) and we were ready to do step 2 – the actual breaking of the bottles!!!!! Using the hot & cold stream of water method it took about 10 minutes to snap both bottles and they turned out great, so off he went to do some more:

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We were on a role, we cut 5 clear(ish) bottles and he was off to cut the blue ones that we also had.

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We cut 3 of the blue bottles. And they turned out just as nice as the clear ones.  The only thing we had left to do is we used a little sandpaper around the edges to take off the rough edges, we found an old round stone trivet that I had laying around and these are now my centerpiece on the kitchen counter.

Here’s to another successful Pinterest/Facebook project!!!  Hurrah!

 

 

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