TBC CRAFTER’S HOP (#TBCCRAFTERS) – 06/13/2013
So I missed everyone last week!!! We were on a cruise to Alaska that my husband’s parents blessed us with for the family. What a beautiful place, we had a great time. Now back to the regular grind of laundry, housework, etc. Thank goodness for crafting!!! I think I’d go crazy if all I could focus on was the chore list!! ha/ha I’m so into the bottle cutting, I had to make another project. If you didn’t see my first one, check it out here! This one could be changed out to match any decor (different colors, added embellishments, etc.). Hope you enjoy!!
“Bottle Candleholders” Craft
- Ephrem’s Original Bottle Cutter Kit (purchase info at bottom)
- Olive Oil/Wine Bottle, cleaned & dry
- Wood Pieces (I used deck base & topper pieces)
- Stain or Spray Paint
- Gorilla Glue & Glue Gun
- Rope or other material
- & Time!!
Begin by scoring the bottle on your “Ephrem’s Bottle Cutter”, making sure to apply even pressure and get the score to go all the way around the bottle. There is no need to go over it twice, as long as you have an even score. Be sure to wear eye protection while doing this whole project!!
Then, when you’re finished with the scoring, secure the candle (included in the kit) to a paper plate or something else if you are doing it outside, etc.
Light the candle and turn the bottle at the score mark slowly over the heat. Do this a few times until you know the mark has been fully covered. No need to have the flame touch the bottle, just be underneath the score mark.
After the bottle has split, use the sandpaper to take care of the rough edges. Be careful not to hold onto it over the bottle with your hand, just in case the glass breaks through the paper (I don’t want you to cut yourself). One you have both sides sanded down, wipe with a wet towel to remove grit, etc.
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Jamie, they turned out super cute. I always thought it was such a hard process to cut glass, you make it look easy 🙂 I’ll have to try. #HomeMattersParty
Very beautiful! I love it
That's pretty neat, you're making some great crafts with these bottles!!!!
Thanks Rose! I love to be able to reuse them. With as much olive oil as I use, these bottles need to have a place to go. 🙂
I also worry about the cutting part. But, it is really nice to make candle holder with unused bottle.
Wow. Cutting a bottle would be scary. Great job though!! You make it look easy.
It's a bit scary, Mary – but once you get used to it and are using a tool like I have, it's a piece of cake!! Just wear gloves and protect your eyes, just in case!! 🙂
Looks very nautical! I never thought to use staircase finials for something like this.
There's a way to re-purpose just about anything, huh? I love to turn things known for something else into something new!!
What a neat idea. I so need to try this!
The bottle cutter makes it so easy Ellen, you should try it out!! 🙂
I have got to try this! I love the way you used the rope on the bottle. These would be great with my beach theme! Thanks for sharing!
I at first worried about the beach theme, since I was using it in my vineyard themed kitchen, but it even matches in there well. Share a pic if you make one for yourself!! 🙂